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You have to include the whole title ..."fastest boat on the water".
- not in the boat park 'cos it's too windy
- not at the repair shop
- not on the phone trying to find crew to sail with you
- not doing the shopping/DIY because it's too much hassle to rig the boat

Oh and yes they do stop if the bow digs in but they don't often pitchpole and they can be righted without outside assistance if they flip.

Originally posted by catmandoo

Dont look the fastest of fastest boats in that video , fastest stopping perhaps , sorry but with the thread title you gotta expect digs :) 
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Originally posted by Pewit

You have to include the whole title ..."fastest boat on the water".
- not in the boat park 'cos it's too windy
- not at the repair shop
- not on the phone trying to find crew to sail with you
- not doing the shopping/DIY because it's too much hassle to rig the boat
 

So its the fastest boat on the if its the only boat on the water?

In other its "the fastest boat on Christmas day"!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote yellowwelly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Apr 14 at 10:10am
Originally posted by catmandoo

Dont look the fastest of fastest boats in that video , fastest stopping perhaps , sorry but with the thread title you gotta expect digs :) 

'Weta- lamest boat on the water' would be more appropriate..... 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote JimC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Apr 14 at 10:52am
That's the trouble with hyperbole: overdo it and you get every sonafabitch in the known universe piling in to take the p***...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote yellowwelly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Apr 14 at 11:10am
Originally posted by JimC

That's the trouble with hyperbole: overdo it and you get every sonafabitch in the known universe piling in to take the p***...

no such thing as sh*te publicity.... just sh*te boats.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Pewit Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Apr 14 at 1:58pm
Originally posted by yellowwelly

no such thing as sh*te publicity.... just sh*te boats.


..... and sh*te knees.

A strange post from someone who has problems hiking because one of the joys of sailing a Weta is you don't have to hike (much) which is one of the reasons it has appealed to somewhat more mature (cough) sailors.

In light winds you can lie back on the tramp. Up to about 15 knots, sitting on the edge of the tramp is comfortable enough, with a bit of foam padding between the mesh and the frame. If it blows more you can sit on the float and use the the safety harness to support you.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote yellowwelly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Apr 14 at 2:24pm
so you go buy one- because you really believe the hype about it being high performance and 'the fastest boat on the water'... only to get your arse handed to you by a Dart 15, nevermind an A-Class or F16.  

Sorry, I don't 'get' the proposition.  It seems like a lot of faff, with limited class structure and racing, to go not particularly fast.  In fact, given some breeze, something like a Contender would nail it.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote iGRF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Apr 14 at 4:17pm
Originally posted by Pewit


because one of the joys of sailing a Weta is you don't have to hike (


Ahem, you'll have to excuse me, but what that fella is doing, ass hanging over the side like that, where I sail, that's called hiking..
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Post Options Post Options   Quote yellowwelly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Apr 14 at 4:20pm
yep... and he's doing in such a way as designer didn't intend......  otherwise whoever put the spec together totally fecked-up the tiller extension length.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote I luv Wight Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Apr 14 at 4:55pm
I bet this one is faster.

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