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  1. Bill5

    rs aero

    The IC has been a new, exciting boat since 1880. I haven't foiled, but I don't think many boats that stay predominantly on the water feel as cool to sail as an IC. Pure opinion... 
  2. Bill5

    rs aero

    I wonder how long that guy has been stuck
  3. Bill5

    rs aero

    Good video - now posted in 3 places. Warms the heart to know that even World champs get their mainsheet tangled at the top mark on occasion! (13:44ish)
  4. Bill5

    rs aero

    Tipping the boat over on the dolly works pretty well.
  5. Bill5

    rs aero

    Ok - I get there was some inexperience involved. But I have never seen a boat Monica Lewinsky like that in completely flat water. Was that a 30 knot puff?
  6. Bill5

    rs aero

    Named after the nurse in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"
  7. Bill5

    rs aero

  8. Bill5

    rs aero

    What the...? Seems my Quote function isn't working. I was referring to Post #1015.
  9. Bill5

    rs aero

    Great stuff! An unbiased view and the blog/photos provide a much better idea of what the Aero is all about. Well done!
  10. Bill5

    rs aero

    The Laser is not dead. It is still debatable if it is even really dying, class association fuckups notwithstanding. No doubt continued growth of the Laser at its past pace has been stunted, but no death knell just yet. The Aero looks like a wonderful boat and appears to be an excellent...
  11. Bill5

    rs aero

    Noted, Dex, but if you order shit from the UK, it will be dear. Regardless, Laser sails are still inexpensive compared to others (quality notwithstanding). Even if they build them out of Kevlar, the fast guys will replace them annually - like every other boat. If you buy an Aero and want to win...
  12. Bill5

    rs aero

    The Laser cheapskates will soil themselves over this. And I note a new Solo sail from North in the UK is about 1200 Pounds - or USD 2000. Mind you it is a real sail and the Solo (although slower and older) is way more boat than either the Laser or the Aero. You can even, gasp, choose your...
  13. Bill5

    rs aero

    I never got a sense of how well defined the footwell was in the pics and videos I have seen. The first two photos in each post show it clearly. Looks very nice! The Aero water bottle is a nice touch!
  14. Bill5

    rs aero

    Really? Maybe over an hour or so, but I would think over 6 hours the fleet would sort itself into basic speed categories, with allowance for sailor's skills. As an example, if after 6 hours an average Fireball (PN 975) sailor can't find his way ahead of even a very good Lark (PN 1071) sailor...
  15. Bill5

    rs aero

    I would think for a non-racer the Aero would be a no-brainer. It might take a while to build racing fleets of Aeros, but my bet is the Aero will outsell the Laser to the recreational sailor by a wide margin once they get the distribution channels performing.
  16. Bill5

    rs aero

    Say WestCoast - who is buying the boats? Laser owners?
  17. Bill5

    rs aero

    Looks fun! Bent-legged hiking is so appealing! So where did the Aero 9 go after the first 10 seconds (assuming the third boat was a 9)? More conspiracy stuff... Maybe it was t-boned by a Kirby Torch...
  18. Bill5

    rs aero

    I see Hayling Island are rating the Aero 9 at 1007, Aero 7 at 1025, and Aero 5 at 1060. All look very good - now how to grow three new fleets....
  19. Bill5

    rs aero

    Check out the June 20 blog. https://www.roostersailing.com/wordpress/
  20. Bill5

    rs aero

    I wonder who manufactured these skis? http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AbZBRXWkj-A
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