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Old Nov 16, 2012, 01:23 PM
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Another cool little detail to the design is our bulb. Phil Kaiko (ex America 3, America True & One World AC) was kind enough to design the foils for us & actually scaled the bulb from One World down to our size requirements.
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 12:54 PM
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Some A Sail testing from last fall. This was hull #1 at 1.8m loa, we've since changed our tooling taking it out to 2m with a scoop. This test was just for fun as we have no retrieval system.

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Old Nov 17, 2012, 02:21 PM
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Are you able to jibe it? 2 meters is getting big enough to experiment with a retreival system, I'd think? continuous halyard/ belly button /sock on/under deck?

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Old Nov 17, 2012, 09:35 PM
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No gybing, we just did this for a fun test. The boat is quick enough without a spin to be plenty fun we just couldn't resist trying it.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 08:38 PM
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Had some fun with "Alinghi" and out local frostbite fleet today. We took a chase boat out and raced the 420 fleet in 6-8 knots of wind, spotted them 10 seconds at the start and rounded the top mark overlapped for 3rd in a 12 boat fleet. Plan is to do it again before they warp up frostbite sailing, we'll try to get some video
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 07:23 AM
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Frostbite!

John, I use to crashboat for those guys in Essex, brings back good memories.

Great looking boat you have there.

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Old Nov 19, 2012, 10:05 AM
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thank you. it was lots of fun yesterday, pretty cool to have such a good race with the 420s!
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 10:40 PM
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Fun stuff!
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 04:24 PM
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damn! you raced against 420s!? hmmm emagine a rc 420...
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 11:23 AM
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Where are you? Sounds like a cool idea. Out here on the west coast, the wheeler which is a similar size design is popular. Ryan
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 04:48 PM
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We're in CT. I'd love to find someone with a Wheeler or 1.7m for us to lineup with and measure our performance.
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 07:26 PM
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According to the recently published AMYA database, there are 9 Wheelers in Region 1 (incl. CT)... Unfortunately no registered 1.7's in Regions 1 or 2...
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 12:41 AM
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Cool, so how do I go about tracking them down from here?
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 01:37 AM
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I would get ahold the class secretary through AMYA. Look on AMYA site and go to wheeler page, there will be an email contact for the class secretary. Ryan
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 10:46 AM
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Contact the Region 1 Director Jim Linville.
Jim has a few wheelers, and has friends with wheelers as well.
I don't know if he would be open to your idea of lining-up with them, but he's the guy you are looking for in the N.E. Area.
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