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Post Options Post Options   Quote winging it Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Feb 14 at 5:37pm
Saturday. On the D1 stand.

Prepare your votes for:

Best boat of the show.
Best stand of the show.
Best talk
Worst of all the above.
How much 'discount' rope did grumpf buy?

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Steve411 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Feb 14 at 5:57pm
I think I've only ever been once before and this year I'm doing both days! On the RS300 stand Saturday from 3pm and probably be hanging round a bit at other times also, especially at the end on Sunday as I'll be taking the boat back to The Boatyard at Beer if it hasn't been sold during the Show.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Steve411 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Feb 14 at 6:01pm
I believe our stand is close to the Exhibition Bar, which is handy. If anyone fancies a drink, I'm sure I could be persuaded...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote sargesail Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Feb 14 at 9:10pm
Very kind Steve....

On the 2000 stand on Saturday.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Medway Maniac Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Feb 14 at 9:53pm
Another Saturday man (RO on Sunday).

Is there anything new and unmissable apart from the two new single-handers from RS and Devoti?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote iGRF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Feb 14 at 10:53pm
I'm wondering if they'll have the new Vortex there, haven't heard much either way, but then we'd not have heard much from the other two if we hadn't pressed them here earlier.

And did I read somewhere the RS400 was going to get a bit of a makeover? Did that happen yet?

Then the foiling Laser doodahs, could be interesting to look at.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote tgruitt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Feb 14 at 11:15am
Originally posted by iGRF



And did I read somewhere the RS400 was going to get a bit of a makeover? Did that happen yet?



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Medway Maniac Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Feb 14 at 12:01pm
Re. the new Vortex, can someone explain why a singlehanded dinghy with a centre mainsheet would benefit from a gnav?

The new Vortex has done away with the rotating mast, and may well soon be using carbon, so I see no reason to retain the gnav.

Gnavs make sense on 3000's because otherwise there isn't much room for the crew to have a head (though it is possible to move the kicker attachment forward on the boom and add purchases).  But they cost more than standard cascade kickers, and imho don't bend the mast as nicely.  So why put one on a boat with no crew tacking ahead of the mainsheet?
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Starting to feel like Elaine and I are like " Billy no mates " going on a Sunday. Smile

Anybody up for a drink on Sunday lunch time? Big smile
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