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  1. SCARECROW

    new stuff in the a-class

    List price on the exploder is Euro12K including rudders, boards, traveller, tramp etc. What's a rig and sail worth?
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    new stuff in the a-class

    I'm just getting my head around your parts. Are they L foils?
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    new stuff in the a-class

    I've got an unfair advantage, I've spent the last 2 days nesting the parts for an ali powercat and I'm looking for any excuse not to try and fit another round peg in a square hole.
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    new stuff in the a-class

    Making the assumption that Glenn is going to stay in Auckland for the next 3 months and spend most of that time sailing his A, I think it'll be hard to bet against him.
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    new stuff in the a-class

    Gluing to honeycomb properly is an art. Without years of experience and things like a wetpreg "machine" you'll often end up filling the cells with resin. For most people Honeycomb should be restricted to pre-preg use only. Thank Christ.
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    new stuff in the a-class

    Isn't it Bags you need to convince?
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    new stuff in the a-class

    I can't believe I'm coming back into this... I think the problem must have been with whatever was being supplied standard on the Mari, not the option. If they can take the load on an F18 or Tornado then a 14' maricat should be easy. The problem with the centre mounted cleat (which I have)...
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    new stuff in the a-class

    Can't be bothered justifying it but as far as I know there hasn't been a new racing cat design launched in the last 20 years with the cleat in the middle.
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    new stuff in the a-class

    Traveller cleat on the car is pretty standard these days. Less rope on board and much easier when going wild.
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    new stuff in the a-class

    Parker, he's putting togther a group order for winglets.
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    new stuff in the a-class

    You get a really good snap shot of pricing trends and costs within the A-class game shopping for rudder winglets. DNA advertised price 125 euro (about AUS$180) per set but they don't reply to emails about them and rumour has it they are now more than 2-3 times that if you do get onto them...
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    new stuff in the a-class

    None of the Aussie boat builders I work with charge out at less than $75 hour.
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    new stuff in the a-class

    raphael censier. Please check your personal mail.
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    new stuff in the a-class

    It would be nice to see Gregor Haeberlin get a shot at building an entire boat rather than just rudders. Probably too late for him to have a sorted product in time for the NZ Worlds though.
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    new stuff in the a-class

    I don't have any money. You don't make get rich drawing small aluminium boats. If Dario wants to throw money at R&D looking for a breakthrough product in an increasingly crowded market then that's up to him. He'll either make is breakthrough and hopefully make a good profit on the 50 odd...
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    new stuff in the a-class

    Seems to have gone from one extreme to another. In can't help but think as a new player he should be looking to make incremental improvements first then start adding "breakthroughs". Ie the path followed by the DNA.
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    new stuff in the a-class

    I love the contrast on sailing anarchy. We have a thread discussing ideas that'll make the boat a lot more complicated right above a thread about how to manage all the required tasks to just keep the main well trimmed while tacking.
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    new stuff in the a-class

    Raphael (assuming you come back), welcome and congratulations on your achievements to date. In you post you say "So I have not had time to make all the modifications which allow to present my boat in international regatta" is your boat currently outside the A-class rules, or do you just mean...
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    new stuff in the a-class

    1. The AC72 were forced into their design corner by the rules, not because it was better. 2. Making fatter arses redundant only effects the spends end of the A cat fleet who have bought DNAs, the majority of the fleet who still have Buyer ml iv or v or flyer derivatives could update and be...
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    new stuff in the a-class

    Getting in touch with your inner laser sailor there Tom.


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