Every new boat has teething issues. Beerboat (880) is catching up to whale. I'm wondering what happened to mojo.Tres Equis definitely must be fast to have quickly made up the time they lost doing the rudder repair.
But not sure if your cookies are safe seeing reports of the upcoming strong weather, she sure seems a bit fragile
They have built a couple...I was talking about any new boat you get from a factory...stuff wasn't built right. Believe this is more a QC issue than design, but to be fair, I just think Vietnam builders are "cheap and dirty" instead of quality conscious. Doesn't help that Vietnam had a lot of covid deaths. How much construction knowledge and experience did Corsair lose. We don't know.I thought they had been in production for some time already?
The two problems they’ve had already seem more like design faults.
The post below has some pictures of Mojo’s compromised rudder after hitting a log…Please don't read that antipathy into my comments. I wish nothing but the best to all folks willing to brave the hazards of this event. I do look forward to the post mortem for the failures for mojo and beerboat, though.
Yes the 880s performance was respectable had it not been for the falling apart problem!Is the 880, in fact, a race boat? Based on its speed I'd say yes, seems like it could have been at the front with the mono. Based on its build quality I'd say no, it's an expensive dumpster fire. Was Multithom's bet on the Hobie 33 correct? Again, we know the boat is capable of doing well, especially downwind but this certainly wasn't their year either. Should we all convert to comfy, high-end 40 foot monohulls with very large crews for "adventure" races? Probly.