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  1. F16 like foiler?

    Why a challenge? There's a Whisper dealer, and if I understand correctly, they have boats in hand. They have a cute video foiling with the family dog on board - http://whisperboatsusa.com/ On the S9 track, I had heard that a couple of boats were in the hands of an importer/dealer, ask @ita 16. And @Charlie P Mayer has a boat being repaired and I think he hinted towards selling it at an interesting price. If anyone comes to Miami I'm happy to take people sailing/foiling on the Whisper. My only desire is to see foiling fleets grow :-)
  2. F16 like foiler?

    Yes to this and all the other points! I understand FW Miami got postponed due to Irma impact on the likely hosting venues. February 2018 was the new date I heard. Also, mid-January Nacra 17 fleet (now J-style foilers) comes to Miami; one of the GBR sailors was test pilot for the Whisper. I'm hoping to have him run a session on foiling this puppy. There's a resident fleet of Wazps and Moths here as well. Plus two foiling A-Cats. Dying to try my hand at S9s and UFOs -- though I'm not fond of the long drive, I'll fly there, come fly here; can host you :-)
  3. F16 like foiler?

    I think the thread has veered towards very aggressive and expensive boats, far from the OP request of a family friendly foiler. IMO, the Stunt S9 and Whisper are the options on the table. Phantom Essential perhaps (but! price and all-up weight are off the charts). This forum has a fabulous thread on the S9, and another good one on the Whisper. Myself, I sail a Whisper alone, with friends, and yes sometimes with my 7 year-old son. You can see discussion and videos on the thread linked below. There's things to like on both S9 and Whisper (they are very similar, yet have some important differences). All-up prices are at the right price-point. I took the Whisper because I could take the whole family on it, and I do it. I take friends who have barely sailed in their lives, get them foiling on first try.
  4. Whisper Foiling Catamaran Sailors

    You're right, it sounds like it'd be quite a bit more dramatic. It's not the first time it happens to me, so I didn't even think about it. The boat has 4 foils, so even with 3 going there's quite a bit of stability. The leeward main foil carries most of the load, the rudder aft of it carries a lesser load, and provides pitch stability. When it broke we lost pitch stability, some lift, and got this huge draggy thing dangling at the back... For a truly violent crash, my favorite is this Flying Phantom which (I think) gets tangled in a fishing net, and turned into a slingshot...
  5. Whisper Foiling Catamaran Sailors

    The port rudder stock had broken a couple months ago, after suffering a few groundings when coming to the beach. I rolled up my sleeves and patched it up at home. which lasted until... well, until the last 3 seconds of this video. See for yourself...
  6. Name of thing on a screw on a boom

    And the winner is... pin stop! Thank you! http://www.apsltd.com/pin-stop-aluminium.html
  7. Name of thing on a screw on a boom

    My foiling catamaran has a carbon rig. On the carbon boom, the mainsheet block is attached with a bunch of dyneema loops. These loops would have freedom to slide forward (towards a mid-boom ratcheting block), except that they are stopped by a round plastic bit with a screw through it. It looks a bit like a small plastic washer, with a rim so lines don't jump over it. It's probably worth cents, and I only need one or two. But I just can't find the right piece without knowing the name. And now that it's gone (I had the boom re-UV-coated) I don't have a picture to show you. (I have jury-rigged it, but I'd like to sort things out with the right part.)
  8. Whisper Foiling Catamaran Sailors

    Hi Doug! Thank you for asking! We did great, and we're "back in business". We joined Columbus Day Regatta, but did badly. A combination of equipment failure (spinnaker troubles) and lack of upwind handling. We haven't practiced upwind sailing 'cause it's not so much fun. Some highlights of our recent outings below. Wind has picked up so it's all about depowering now. Last Saturday -
  9. 14' Stunt S9 Foiling Cat

    Anything on technique? :-)
  10. 14' Stunt S9 Foiling Cat

    Curious -- How high can the S9 point in displacement and foiling modes? What techniques are folks using to go upwind effectively?
  11. Weta anarchy

    Is there a hidden market where used Wetas in reasonable condition can be found? Asking for friend :-) (East Coast / Florida)
  12. Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    Yep, we got through, but most/all of the Coconut Grove sailing clubs and marinas got wrecked. I keep some boats at the US Olympics Sailing Center -- gorgeous facility! -- and it was carnage there. My son sails at CGSC, also messed up. Everyone's rushing to rebuild & fix but it'll take some time...
  13. Irma

    BS! That's Miami River mouth and the channel between the Brickell area and Brickell Key! Were it not for the rain oyu'd see a tiny stretch of the Brickell Bridge between the building on the left (Icon Brickell) and the building in the middle. Yes, storm surge is crazy high but that's not Brickell Ave. I live on Brickell Ave (evacuated now), and I'm monitoring the news. In actual pics of Brickell Ave it looks flooded, but it doesn't look like a river. This pics look like a river, because it is a river.
  14. Whisper Foiling Catamaran Sailors

    For this weekend, we hope the Whisper in Biscayne Bay does _not_ go foiling. Or flying. Crew is safe and sound, evacuated, boat is tied down inland but still in Miami area. The Irma thread in Sailing Anarchy forum has lots and lots of great info on how this is evolving. After securing it, we gave the gorgeous red cat a big hug and thank you; see you on the other side.
  15. Irma

    Hailouts not bailouts. Autocorrect meh.