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#1 zzarganas

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 08:51 AM

30 knots are good news for tests.



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Posted 22 April 2017 - 01:56 PM

This thing is going to hurt when it crashes with 3 on the wire........ also noted very dark sails and no windows in the main or jib. I would have thought if you are ripping along at 40 knots, vision of what is under you may be important 😱

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 04:59 PM

This thing is going to hurt when it crashes with 3 on the wire........ also noted very dark sails and no windows in the main or jib. I would have thought if you are ripping along at 40 knots, vision of what is under you may be important 😱

 

nah, a 40kt demolition derby is what gets you the TV contracts.

 

Seems that their target date for the race series is November. Just a couple of months to go.



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Posted 26 April 2017 - 02:11 AM

Not much video of stable flight, November might be a bit ambitious.



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Posted 26 April 2017 - 08:37 AM

April May June July August Sept Oct Nov, that's more than "couple of months to go"



#6 Phil S

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 09:40 AM

But very little good sailing wind days between now and September in Sydney.



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Posted 26 April 2017 - 10:02 AM

Should get a few Southerly Busters 😜😂

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 10:20 AM

Not much video of stable flight, November might be a bit ambitious.


If you look at their facebook feed, you'll see that they've been hyping the boat for months with a bunch of old 18 footer footage which consists entirely of people biting it and parts blowing up. I think they've rightly concluded that speed is a number and that mayhem is what primarily sells ad space. If the boat was incredibly well behaved and stable out of the box, they would have failed.

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 01:10 PM

 

If you look at their facebook feed, you'll see that they've been hyping the boat for months with a bunch of old 18 footer footage which consists entirely of people biting it and parts blowing up. I think they've rightly concluded that speed is a number and that mayhem is what primarily sells ad space. If the boat was incredibly well behaved and stable out of the box, they would have failed.

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Bill Macartney is the guy who put the 18's on TV in the late 80's and 1990's, he had people bagging him back then as well.



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Posted 26 April 2017 - 01:20 PM

The guy who got one day cricket up and then after a few versions able to tailor Grand Prix 18s into a thing..

Now teamed up with his currently racing 18s son Jack & "some öld 18 guys" = maybe something bankable!

Remember it was after Bills time, when mumbles Brownie took over, that the circuit ran off the rails then into oblivion.



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Posted Today, 04:28 AM

I agree that the beastie looks stable and it really is just the sailors getting used to the tuning of the thing. Having had a play with a dev foiling cat, I can tell you this thing is stable! I look forward to seeing more of this sort of class coming to a beach near me soon.






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