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DriverEd

Member Since 11 Aug 2004
Offline Last Active Sep 15 2014 06:31 PM
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In Topic: New Boat?

11 September 2014 - 07:25 PM

I have to agree you can't go wrong with either boat.  Sailed a VX in 10-18 last weekend.  The biggest improvement I think they made is on the rudder of the VX.  It has a lot more bite than the swept rudder of the Viper.  ViX is definitely quicker downwind, more to handle upwind.  I was on a Viper in Miami and saw VXs blow completely over upwind.  It was a VERY windy day.  Last run I chickened out (and passed several boats laying on their side) and ran under the jib and main, never saw less than 12 knots. Donnie hit 23 knots in the VX, that's smokin'.


In Topic: VX-One test sail... pics of course

08 September 2014 - 06:03 PM

The other Viper owner here has just moved to OK City and wants to get a VX.  PM me and I'll give you his email. 


In Topic: VX-One test sail... pics of course

08 September 2014 - 04:26 PM

It was a fun boat. Top speed was 16.3 knots, sat on 13-14 easily.  Driving was a bit different from the Viper with the vertical, high aspect rudder.  About threw us out of the boat on the first tack.  Lots of control downwind, we came up pretty far before wipe out.  Recovery wasn't bad, just had to ease the halyard about 3 feet.  Wanted to sail the Viper next to the VX but we couldn't get enough people who knew how to sail a sport boat to put both out at the same time.  The sail was followed by a great double rainbow and cold beer.


In Topic: Can you dye a spin

05 September 2014 - 05:02 PM

How does spray paint do on a Spinnaker?  Been thinking a good graffiti logo would look good on the boat.  I have a white practice spinnaker that would be perfect.


In Topic: Rocket 22

02 September 2014 - 08:33 PM

I have a SJ21 JD, we need something with more than six boats built if there is any chance of one design on the river.  I raced it not too long ago and now remember why I got the Viper.  Ensign?  Honolulu Ed and Doug won the intergalactic championship, come on!