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Forgive my ignorance, but great vid, curious as to how it was shot as it seems to be off the boat alot of the time.

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If you look closely at some of the video, you can see it's mounted on a pole on the transom. I think it's a Virb 360. The virb software lets you zoom and pan after the fact. Later in the video they switch to a Virb XE. Nice setup.

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How was all the "heads-up display" stuff added? Is that part of the Virb 360 functions?

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11 minutes ago, Ajax said:

How was all the "heads-up display" stuff added? Is that part of the Virb 360 functions?

 

There was also some display in the first vid, IIRC?  What kind of boat?  Must review, I didn't notice the daggerboards on first camera?  EDIT: No daggerboards on first boat, so two different boats?

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45 minutes ago, Ajax said:

How was all the "heads-up display" stuff added? Is that part of the Virb 360 functions?

Gmetrix is in the video editing software provided. You can add a lot of cool overlays. Speed, heading, etc. 

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1 hour ago, billy backstay said:

 

There was also some display in the first vid, IIRC?  What kind of boat?  Must review, I didn't notice the daggerboards on first camera?  EDIT: No daggerboards on first boat, so two different boats?

both of the virbs have g-metrix embedded. the XE has more options, and yes, you add the overlays in the editing software. if you have a garmin chartplotter with wifi, the XE will get a lot of different n2k sentences. the 360 is more limited but has a few, plus a built-in gps.

The boat is "Blink," a Shaw 12. They have a pretty good blog here: http://blinksail.blogspot.com/

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check out the deflection on the prod... that's some serious 'right sizing' if it's that lightly built and doesn't break!

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1 hour ago, overdraft said:

check out the deflection on the prod... that's some serious 'right sizing' if it's that lightly built and doesn't break!

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Pretty similar on the 125 and Aerodyne 38 w/o the bobstay. Somewhat disconcerting..

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shouldn't the bobstay be attached to the end of the sprit & sized to be tight at full extension?

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1 hour ago, Parma said:

shouldn't the bobstay be attached to the end of the sprit & sized to be tight at full extension?

I'm not positive, but I think the bobstay on this design is there to support a frac 0. Since it's designed as an "offshore" 12m, reducing complexity by having a bobstay that doesn't retract or worse get tangled in heavy seas is probably a good thing. I'm not saying it's right, but that pole is bent a lot less than my old Elliott 770 pole did on a days about half as breezy as that shot.

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1 hour ago, ryley said:

I'm not positive, but I think the bobstay on this design is there to support a frac 0. Since it's designed as an "offshore" 12m, reducing complexity by having a bobstay that doesn't retract or worse get tangled in heavy seas is probably a good thing. I'm not saying it's right, but that pole is bent a lot less than my old Elliott 770 pole did on a days about half as breezy as that shot.

Look at the daggerboard in the shot above and then tell me again about reducing complexity, retraction and stopping things from getting tangled up.

But you are right that it's probably to support the F0 (or perhaps the end of the sprit tube?) and the sprit itself is designed to perform exactly as shown; it's just that if it were my boat I'd want the stay at the end of the sprit because, as some have said "it's a bit disconcerting".

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7 hours ago, billy backstay said:

 

There was also some display in the first vid, IIRC?  What kind of boat?  Must review, I didn't notice the daggerboards on first camera?  EDIT: No daggerboards on first boat, so two different boats?

Nah - same boat.  If you look closely just after the start you will see a crew member leaning on the retracted windward board.  The boat is a weapon - with a liveable interior - and given it survives being sailed hard in Cook Straight and 2 x round NZ, I'm not sure we should be worrying too much about a bit of prod deflection....  Shame it got bounced from S2H.

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2 hours ago, Lee Shore said:

Nah - same boat.  If you look closely just after the start you will see a crew member leaning on the retracted windward board.  The boat is a weapon - with a liveable interior - and given it survives being sailed hard in Cook Straight and 2 x round NZ, I'm not sure we should be worrying too much about a bit of prod deflection....  Shame it got bounced from S2H.

 

Why don't Americans sail such a fast and sexy "weapon"?  I sailed a season or two on a Melges 32, which I enjoyed immensely!  Crewed only a few months on the smaller M-24, but that was too physical and lively for me, unless I was holding the wood. Do they have canters in the size range of this Shaw?  That might be really awesome!!

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17 minutes ago, billy backstay said:

 

Why don't Americans sail such a fast and sexy "weapon"?  I sailed a season or two on a Melges 32, which I enjoyed immensely!  Crewed only a few months on the smaller M-24, but that was too physical and lively for me, unless I was holding the wood. Do they have canters in the size range of this Shaw?  That might be really awesome!!

All kinds of awesome shaw boats https://www.shawyachtdesign.com/

 

The Shaw 9 is just sex on a stick

 

 

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great vid , showing what keeps us all hoping :)

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21 minutes ago, ASP said:

All kinds of awesome shaw boats https://www.shawyachtdesign.com/

 

The Shaw 9 is just sex on a stick

 

 

 

Fucking awesome line of boats!!  Perfect for Long Island Sound in CT and New York, where the summer breezes are often light and shifty....  Why don't we "Exceptional Muricans" have as good or better race boats as the Kiwis have?  Aren't we the greatest, most powerful and richest nation on the planet Earth?  That's a rhetorical question, I can't be arsed to find the purple "sarcasm" font!!!

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Sailing in New Zealand on a Turboed Young 11 I quickly learnt NOT to look at two things

1. The prod without a bobstay

2. The top of the carbon mast when flying the masthead kites

All movement was within "design parameters" apparently

...I tried to think of other things 

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Looks like it's possible to get boat instrument data on to the virb 360 now:

 

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So, NZ racers, how turbo is a turbo boat?

SA/D? over 40? over 60?

JSP/J? 200%?

ISP/LWL? 150%?

How else would you describe how much boats get turbo'd in NZ?

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6 minutes ago, carcrash said:

So, NZ racers, how turbo is a turbo boat?

SA/D? over 40? over 60?

JSP/J? 200%?

ISP/LWL? 150%?

How else would you describe how much boats get turbo'd in NZ?

No idea on the numbers but the Young 11 I raced on, Fineline

   retractable prod

   masthead and fractional A sails

   carbon spinnaker pole

   masthead and fractional kites

   carbon mast.. 1m taller than standard

   deeper fin keel with bulb

   deeper rudder

The last thing to do would be a square top mainsail

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Turbo boats. They're just called boats here. Not much rating racing so most boats that get raced get upgrades over time to stay competitive 

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2 hours ago, carcrash said:

So, NZ racers, how turbo is a turbo boat?

SA/D? over 40? over 60?

JSP/J? 200%?

ISP/LWL? 150%?

How else would you describe how much boats get turbo'd in NZ?

Per Mr Stewart: I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds of material I understand to be embraced within that shorthand description [Turbo’d], and perhaps I could never succeed in intelligibly doing so. But I know it when I see it.

Turbo’d Optimist for example. It might struggle to pass measurement, but do you think the kids care? I’m a big fan of learning to sail like you approach skiing. Go for fun first, then learn to sail fast and hone instinct. Then go racing if they want to.

https://boatingnz.co.nz/articles/turbo-opti-2/

 

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^From their website.

I know I loved my Opti which was also the family yacht’s tender for years. As soon as we had a mooring up or anchor down then I’d bugger off in her, tacking round other moorings etc or seeking out speed reaches for hours. This turbo kit would have had me saving every spare cent to be able to get it!

All those threads seeking out how to keep kids sailing beyond their first Optimist...this would help.

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For fun, it seems an Opti with a 90lb kid aboard has an SA/d of about 17.5.

The turbo kit changes this to about 24 with the same kid (not accounting for added disp of bowpod)

But the fun seems better than a number. 

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3 hours ago, HFC Hunter said:

^From their website.

I know I loved my Opti which was also the family yacht’s tender for years. As soon as we had a mooring up or anchor down then I’d bugger off in her, tacking round other moorings etc or seeking out speed reaches for hours. This turbo kit would have had me saving every spare cent to be able to get it!

All those threads seeking out how to keep kids sailing beyond their first Optimist...this would help.

I loved my Opties as well, I must say I'm very fond of this concept.

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