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  1. superg

    Melges 24 for old guy

    I second the Viper 640 suggestion. Comfortable singlehanded to 15 TWS or so. To handle 15+, fit a furling jib with a continuous furling line within easy reach of the helm.
  2. superg

    Upwind Tasar/NS14

    “Tasar can plane up wind. Often. (assuming you classify that via WS standard)” Could you please elaborate on WS standard definition of upwind planing?
  3. superg

    Melges 15

    Looks more like 10 knots than 20, based on absence/rarity of whitecaps.
  4. superg

    And Now...for something TOTALLY New!

    Like a 1990s asymm update to the 1932 Comet.
  5. superg

    Old pics you found

    Sailing our 1930s Winabout (Town Class clone) on Lake Winnipesaukee circa 1976
  6. superg

    The VX Evo

    Excellent, Rod. Makes sense.
  7. superg

    The VX Evo

    Helpful info on rig time, Rod. If you can leave the spinnaker in the snuffer with halyard and retrieving lines attached, that means you can take down the mast without disconnecting them? There is enough slack in the lines to do that?
  8. superg

    The VX Evo

    I’m interested in the rig time, too. Maybe 20 minutes? The 45 minute video includes a lot of good description by Rod.
  9. superg

    do you think the melges 14 will catch on?

    Any estimates how many M14s have been sold to date?
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  11. superg

    The VX Evo

    Huh? Still taking in code. “Prepping the launch” of what?
  12. superg

    The VX Evo

    Does the VX Evo trailer design allow launching and retrieving with the ballasted board in the slot?
  13. superg

    VX Evo

    Likewise curious about the ballasted board. However, I don’t see it as a game changer. Sounds like the boat will be stable enough without ballast for me (200 lb) based on Rod’s experience at 150. I assume that the hull would have to come off the trailer and rolled to insert the minikeel from below. That will add some setup time, and quick setup is a major part of the Evo appeal. I assume once it is inserted the boat can be launched from the trailer/trolley with the minikeel? I suspect whenever I sail with the minikeel I will wonder if the day would have been more fun with the dagger! It could be a game changer if the minikeel was demonstrated to have a significant safety benefit. My guess is that it’s not enough ballast to self-right from a knockdown. And with a sealed, buoyant mast, won’t the risk of turtle be low even with the unballasted foil? Furthermore, righting a turtled Evo isn’t likely to be difficult like some of the bigger, wider sportboats. Appreciate more info on all these issues as folks get experience with both dagger and minikeel.
  14. superg

    Sailtimer Wind Instrument

    I attached Weathermeter to the headboard of our Viper 640. I could read the windspeed in iPhone via Bluetooth. Worked pretty well but WM only records average speeds over measured interval. It does not true record second by second data (or iPhone app has no way to see raw data if it is recorded) so I could not use WM to build a polar diagram. Also the Bluetooth connection was intermittent and once it failed, the unit sent no data until the main was dropped and Ghe unit was reset.
  15. 1003 at full throttle moves my Viper at hull speed 6 knots and will run for hours at 3-4 knots. Typically we only use 10-15% of the battery getting in and out of slip on a typical day.