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Old Jan 11, 2013, 10:17 PM
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Nice boat! Where can I get plans to build one?
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 08:07 PM
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Vince TY for your intrest in the X52. There are no plans available to build. At the moment the X52 is only being sold to club members since its locally built here .www.prmyc.com. Documentation has been submitted to AMYA for a OneDesignClass when and if its approved we hope to be making them available to folks like you. Again TY for your intrest. Keep checking back.
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 10:42 AM
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It would seem (????) that if you are looking for an AMYA recognition of a new class, you are limiting yourselves in the growth of class if staying local. Since many who have shown interest, might be AMYA members already, they only need to submit the added boat class to their own membership lists and pay a small fee to the class secretary for adding the class/boat to their already registered boats. I'm not sure that "NOT" selling to interested buyers will help get AMYA certification - or will get it quickly (if that is what is desired). I think AMYA would like to see a national class - not a one design/one club class. Just an opinion, of course.
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 07:10 PM
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Dick the reason why the X52 are only being sold to club members is because these boats are not mass product (at the moment) they are made one X52 at a time, and YES we want these X52 to be a National Class because the X52 is a great sailing boat and alot of interest has been shown. We already have the 20 boats that AMYA requires for a Class certification. As we speak the boat maker and club members are looking into many options on getting the X52 mass product. So that all those Captains that have shown interest can sail a X52. www.prmyc.com
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 08:44 PM
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I think you are on a good path, FirstSergeant!

Building a "core", active fleet like you are doing would be my priority if I were doing something similar- selling a bunch of "orphan" boats around the AMYA membership -- folks who may or may not be close enough to each other to race would seem less productive- especially given the non "mass product" (not a bad thing) status of this yacht.
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 06:18 PM
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TY for your opinion, but you hit the nail right on the head thats just what we dont want a bunch of orphans all over the place. These X52 are great fast open water yachts and we feel they are meant to race with other X52. We know this will be a long process and we intent to take it as far as possible, but until then we will continue to enjoy these X52 with our club members #322 and look forward to the day we can share them with everyone.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 10:46 PM
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Hay FirstSergeant how are things going with the AMYA and your X52 ? Thanks Mike
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 08:14 AM
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Really good to see some other guys in the Caribbean sailing,first thing that comes to mind is everybody has a big broad smile so you're having lots of fun your location looks really good too.Sailing is fairly close as everyone is sailing the same thing.Not to rain on your party but the boats look slow for a big 52 inch boat however they look pretty,main thing is you guys are having a ball.
MYA Radio Marblehead National Championships 2012 - Fleetwood 23-24 June 2012 (4 min 12 sec)

These boats are 50 inches long and as you can see they are much faster.
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 10:55 AM
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These boats are 50 inches long and as you can see they are much faster.
Using your calibrated GPS eyballs to determine this?

Perhaps it could be related to the seemingly blustery conditions in your vid that make the boats appear faster..

Wow....just stumbled onto a new theory..more wind=more speed!
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 03:40 PM
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FYI ...... Just look at the mainsail's class logo = "M" for Marblehead = 50 inches in length. Other than a 10R or multihull, there isn't too many other classes that will be competitive to the "M"
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 06:03 PM
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m.g.: we are still waiting for a reply from AMYA, I guess it takes much longer then we had expected TY for asking will keep updating.

The Tug: NP you are not raining on our party. X52 are fast mayb the long distant videos doesnt do then any justice and yes we are having a GREAT time sailing.

dobydog6507: New theory..more wind=more speed! TY for making that observation. Hahahaha
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 07:33 PM
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...yes we are having a GREAT time sailing.
that is all that matters, full stop.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 08:30 PM
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FYI ...... Just look at the mainsail's class logo = "M" for Marblehead = 50 inches in length. Other than a 10R or multihull, there isn't too many other classes that will be competitive to the "M"
I suppose you could say "one eye man is king in blind man land"
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 09:16 AM
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with all of the current classes and boat types out there, the "M" continues to be the earliest and continuing class to be in to be competitive and fast. Multihulls, of course, have their own standards and speeds, and with the "M" and 10R allow one to build what "he" thinks will be fast. Thus there really isn't a "Blind Man's Land" - only blind men who fail to recognize what is fast, unique and can be built at home!
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 11:26 AM
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Cool! Great video FirstSergeant
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