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  1. Good to see the design live on! Update on the SF end, we have been invited to (not so) Big Boat Series to compete in the Sport Boat Class. Looking forward to some more head to head racing vs. the C&C's and other fast 30'ish. New job has slowed the program down for a few months, should be back in action for the rest of the summer and mid winters. Paul
  2. Great news any more info on the changes to the boat, I've been searching the internet but not much luck. Looked over the Facebook page but no real info on the boat it's self. Looks good, lots of good pics in the link you posted. Best, Paul
  3. Paul- Looking forward to your posts! Did J. Soto indicate where these new boats are being fabricated? Fabricated is probably right. my guess is in PowerPoint. http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?showtopic=163992
  4. New Price 49,950
  5. Cool to see the boat lives, even with a new name. The graphics make it look like a completely different boat. Any info on the specs, I can see the aluminum pool, is the mast the same? Soto said they were going with the AL pool and mast to save money. Best, P
  6. No performance issues, we have been sailing the boat far more than hull #1, some issues with point (maybe), much better VMG with the bow down. More issues getting the boat ready or SF than anything else. Best, Paul Horses for courses, powered up Sportboat won't point like 40.7 upwind... except in our dreams. Beg to differ. Ever sailed a Melges 32? Sorry should have been clearer, point vs the C&C 30 not the rest of the world. They were able to pinch us off twice coming out of the leeward mark. But lots of work to be done, on both boats I would think (we only have 3 races, they may be up to 6) we have a long way to go. Paul
  7. No shix, what is that? too much baking in the sun?
  8. No performance issues, we have been sailing the boat far more than hull #1, some issues with point (maybe), much better VMG with the bow down. More issues getting the boat ready or SF than anything else. Best, Paul
  9. Ok this info is from J. Soto, and I have no pics or first hand knowledge. We were working with Soto on the repairs/reinforcements, for hull #2, and he kept referring to the "boat in Brazil, and how much the guys like it" and did not want to make any changes (regarding the rudder). I asked him if he was talking about boat #1, he informed me that boat #3 was built in Brazil with a few changes to reduce cost: Aluminum rig and spin pole, maybe no carbon rudder and keel, not sure on the last one. He said the boat is now around 60K, better price for the area. When I talked to factory and J. Soto they both said the moulds are in Brazil, purchased by one of the S40 owners. Not sure how many have been built but Soto said the had plans for 4-5 to start the class. Best, Paul if i was a gambling person, i'd put my money on eduardo souza ramos, owner of the s40 mitsubishi and the tp 52 phoenix. I think your correct, J. Soto said the owner was an exe at Mitsubishi, and a supporter of the Soto 25 (same builder I think).
  10. Ok this info is from J. Soto, and I have no pics or first hand knowledge. We were working with Soto on the repairs/reinforcements, for hull #2, and he kept referring to the "boat in Brazil, and how much the guys like it" and did not want to make any changes (regarding the rudder). I asked him if he was talking about boat #1, he informed me that boat #3 was built in Brazil with a few changes to reduce cost: Aluminum rig and spin pole, maybe no carbon rudder and keel, not sure on the last one. He said the boat is now around 60K, better price for the area. When I talked to factory and J. Soto they both said the moulds are in Brazil, purchased by one of the S40 owners. Not sure how many have been built but Soto said the had plans for 4-5 to start the class. Best, Paul
  11. Dan and Dave quick writeup on the boat. http://www.pressure-drop.us/forums/content.php?5122-Dan-David-Do-Gentoo
  12. Only two races so far, they killed us in the first one, I drove like shix and we had the boat too strapped for the upwind leg. Second race we sailed well not perfect, still working out the bugs as they are I'am sure. We look to have good speed down wind, bow up and stable, the C&C has upwind point on us. Early thoughts are that these diffs look to be tradeoffs in design. I think we are fuller in the bow and narrower in the stern, allowing the bow to stay up down wind. But check out the pics posted above vs. the C&C on the same day. Not a perfect comparison but a good start. I would love to get others thoughts. Best, Paul
  13. We have been able to sail her to the 36 rating, but the boat has been pro'ed up for our races. But speed wise, she's fast, we just need to keep her going :-)
  14. Super Dry, barely any water on deck.
  15. Good Day All, Starting a new thread for updates on the Boat/Program Quick recap: We have hull #2, hull #1 is still in Thailand with Tim. steveromagnino was a great help with finding hull #1; we were unable to come to a deal with Tim and located hull #2 unfinished in China with the help of J. Soto. We had the boat finished and shipped to SF. Mast came from SS in SA. She's been on the water for a few months. The Good: Boat is fast and stable. We are currently working on getting our settings right, upwind point, and so on. She's a snob down wind keeps her nose up and lights out a true weapon. Upwind great VMG with the bow down but we are still sorting out our high mode. Nor Cal PHRF is 36 The Bad: Lots of San francisco bay reinforcements going on: Mast step, rudder, deck to hull join for the rudder tower (new doubler), stanchions, running backstays (reinforced through hull for the dog bones) . But to be fair we have a prototype boat basically a custom build, as we have sailed far more days then hull #1 in a LOT more wind and chop. So we have been feeding her $$$ and Carbon. Lucky for us every thing broke on the way home from the race. Other info: Running North sails: One set of racing sails and one set of family sails. Racing: Short hoist Jib for heavy air and a 105% Jib. 15% smaller then class Main, and two kites. Reduced the sail area for the bay, wanted to start of safe vs. crazy as we build faith in what the boat could handle. Family Sails: Short hoist main (clears the runners), and a short hoist jib. Family sails are a dream, we can sail the boat all day with just the main in 25+ knots of wind, hitting 13-14 knots of boat speed on a hot angle. With my wife and daughter as crew, it's like a big well mannered dingy that won't tip over :-). Photo: http://pressure-drop.us h2oshots.com Repairs: Stanchions, rudder (leading edge), backing plate for the rudder tower More to come, Best, Paul