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  1. Boat looks fine for what it is. Not every platform needs to be cutting edge tech. Can you describe how time consuming the rigging process is from transport to ready to launch? Can one person step the mast, or does it take two?
  2. Looks like Demo sails are beginning -
  3. Looks like the first production boats have been delivered and are already on the water. Looks like they added the carbon boom, moved it up a little, and changed from a Gnav to a Vang. Bridle is different than I expected, simpler and easier to quickly adjust, and you can see the change to a dagger board. Nice looking boat that is supposed to be fast and pretty stable.
  4. Read up a bit in the thread, there are some good tidbits on the change, which is for the better, all things considered.
  5. Unweighted daggerboard.
  6. On the way - More here https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10154405191169063&id=77003759062
  7. Things have evolved. 3 different main sail sizes can accommodate a larger weight range. Like the Laser, Laser radial and Laser 4.7? Three different starts? I don't think so. More information coming on that soon. First boats about to ship to the US where they will be assembled and sent on their way. Sounds very well thought out so far. Very interesting that Rod Favela was able to sail the prototype with a rig that wasn't optimized for his gimlet weight. The hull reportedly has a lot of form stability which enables this sort of approach. Seems that the boat will accommod
  8. Things have evolved. 3 different main sail sizes can accommodate a larger weight range. Like the Laser, Laser radial and Laser 4.7? Three different starts? I don't think so. More information coming soon. First boats about to ship to the US where they will be assembled and sent on their way. Sounds very well thought out so far.
  9. The EVO switched to a dagger board arrangement as well, with a retracting rudder. Easier, simpler and the balance is achieved by an adjustable mast step. Rod Favela in the images is around a 158 pounds soaking wet with three beers inside and he said he had no problems with the boat. I bet he and his son will have a ball with the Evo. I should have put this in the second line so certain people would actually see it, but the most obvious difference is the presence of an asymmetric spinnaker on the EVO, which is missing on all of the others. This thing reportedly flys downwind, the chute
  10. One of RF with the chute up. More info on Vela's FB page.
  11. The first batch of boats are almost complete and about to ship. There have been some changes from the prototype, even beyond what I am going to mention here. Would rather let BB summarize officially when he gets a chance. He's been in the UK working on the build at Ovington. Boom is now CF and raised a couple of inches. The keel has changed, I'll leave that to BB, but I like it a lot. Chute is bigger, four pulls to launch- stupid easy. Bang replaces Gnav. Simpler to rig and launch. Adjustable mast step The boats are all white, the proto was laid out to show off th
  12. It seems like Brian cannot help himself when it comes to adding power and carbon to his boats. The evo mast has got taller, the spin pole longer and the SA is up. 2 person design mandates end up being 2/3 person boats and a 1 person design mandate ends up as a single handed for the Clydesdale class or a 1+1. The only way to get Brian to design a boat for me would be to ask him to design a boat for my niece.(smiley face) Seriously, looking good......but I think a carbon boom adds an unnecessary production cost. It will be very very important to stay on price point and I sense some cos
  13. ~ 175-250 lb crew weight- sized perfectly for today's typical body type. It'll be perfect for a fit parent and kiddo too.
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