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  1. We sell both boats, and consider them pretty different. The Hobie AI is just the perfect cruising platform. Mirage Drive is amazing and you can fish and do all that sort of stuff on it. Tons of accessories made by Hobie, it's really a great recreational platform. Triak is more adventurous. A lot lighter, and foot steering, with built in spinnaker. Our experience is it points higher than the AI/TI (but not like 10 degrees higher). Paddles easier, but, doesn't have the mirage drive feature. Triak includes a shipping crate, so they are easy to move around the country or the world. Pricing is fairly similar, Triak is a bit more expensive due to lower production quantities and of course being made of fiberglass compared to plastic. Both great boats, just different mission profiles for our customers.
  2. This is definitely not competition for the Aero. It's a boat for some recreational sailing and blasting around/beaching/leaving outside all summer to just have fun on. -- Rigged up it's not too shabby looking. I doubt any racers are going to get fired up about it. But, if you were evaluating a Sunfish/Pico/Quba/Bravo for recreational sailing, you'll have to give this a look now too.
  3. I usually scoff at a lot of the old designs. Thistles, Jet14s, C-15s, Lidos, all that stuff. But, damn, something about that photo is just sexy. It surely makes the boat look way cooler than it is. Not bad at all.
  4. Got our first Neo in today, I'll upload some pictures when it's rigged up
  5. Saw that on a 2015, happened when a customer capsized and either fell on, or held onto the tiller end. Huge lever arm, so ripped it out. Pretty easy fix. RS changed the layup I think in 2016 with a bit more carbon there. Only seen one myself, but heard of one other with that issue (the above one).
  6. Boat with the soft spots on deck is sold, one more used Aero will go on site in a day or so.
  7. ^^^ Our first one is in a container about 2 weeks out, intro price is $4995, and imagine it will be +$1000 nicely equipped.
  8. Feva Worlds will be in Florida April 2018. Imagine there will be 60-80 Fevas available for sale after the event at discounted prices. So far this year, we've sold around 20 Fevas to racing programs out here. It's growing nice and steadily.
  9. Another RS700 will shortly be blasting around SF Bay.
  10. sorry, Go For The Gold is this weekend, I get confused http://www.rsaerosailing.org/index.asp?p=event&eid=1388
  11. Had 8 at ABYC last weekend. Looks like 9-10 Aeros on the water this coming weekend at LYSA
  12. 5 Aeros signed up for Memorial Day at ABYC already. Marc Jacobi is flying out to sail the event and do an informal clinic too.
  13. What? We've got a custom trailer with 8 Aeros/dollies/covers and all rigs. It's going to be driving to events to create an 'instant regatta' Why? Everyone has heard of the boat by now, but we've got lots of people on the fence with the 'where are the fleets' excuse. So, we're going to take the boats to them. We've got almost 30 people looking to get into the fleet, now it's time to show the boat off to these folks. When / Where? See the list below. Who Anyone interested in seeing the Aero is welcome! The Goal? Show people what an amazing boat the Aero is, and get them involved and talking to owners about the boat. WEST COAST AERO TOUR LYSA / Lake Yosemite - May 20/21 Memorial Day / ABYC - May 27/28 Go For The Gold / Scotts Flatt Lake - June 3/4 Summer Sailstice / Encinal YC - June 24 Pacific Coast Championships - August 18-20 **more dates to be announced** Sounds fun, what now??! Have a friend who wants to get a ride? Know some folks that are looking for the next boat? It's super easy - just reserve a boat for the event you want online! Charter Boat Reservations $150 covers everything for the entire weekend - everything included someone needs to get on the water.