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Originally posted by 2547

Setting up a class without manufacturer support would be a tall order without a pretty keen sponsor .... people are not keen on volunteering any more ...

That was my thoughts exactly, it needs collaboration at manufacturing/brand level. 

Follow the Solo model... hulls, foils, sails, spars... all from different suppliers marketing as a collective.

It's essentially a box class isn't it?
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Having badgered Dan quite a lot about it over the last few months, I'm really looking forward to seeing the finalised boat at the show. The hull in the video is the original Punk one, but it looks like the rig is the halyard version? It'll be very interesting how it compares with the RS, Solo and Laser in terms of price, performance and quality.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Roger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Feb 14 at 4:26pm
Originally posted by 2547

Originally posted by yellowwelly

I'm guessing Suntouched, well worth going across to them anyway to see some Sandiline kit... well nice, for lederhosen anyway.

Not listed in my show guide either ...



Edit: Sandline Sailing Clothing G32


From the announcement on the front page of this site....

If you want to be seen in the coolest dinghy around, come and visit the Devoti Sailing stand G30 in the West Hall at Alexandra Palace on the 1st or 2nd of March, to find out about the special Dinghy Show offer price. Pay a small deposit and reserve your place in the queue! More news and information to follow soon!


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Post Options Post Options   Quote yellowwelly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Feb 14 at 4:43pm
Harken fit out.... ✔︎

Okay, so more news please... proper details, not rumours:

- open or closed sailmakers?
- carbon or alloy boom?
- hull material?
- gnav or normal kicker?
- anticipated (not nail your balls to the wall) fitted hull weight for roof top analysis
- foil material in build?

cheers folks.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote 2547 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Feb 14 at 5:01pm
Originally posted by yellowwelly

Originally posted by 2547

Setting up a class without manufacturer support would be a tall order without a pretty keen sponsor .... people are not keen on volunteering any more ...

That was my thoughts exactly, it needs collaboration at manufacturing/brand level. 

Follow the Solo model... hulls, foils, sails, spars... all from different suppliers marketing as a collective.

It's essentially a box class isn't it?

Yeah but that evolved is a different era ... can't ever see a new owners-class ever getting off the ground these days ...
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Announcement says carbon boom.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Peaky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Feb 14 at 6:40pm
And on the stand next to it will be Dan's catamaran, which presumably competes against the RS cat.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote JimC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Feb 14 at 6:42pm
Originally posted by yellowwelly

It's essentially a box class isn't it?


Err, No.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote yellowwelly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Feb 14 at 6:55pm
Originally posted by JimC

Originally posted by yellowwelly

It's essentially a box class isn't it?


Err, No.


It's a hell of a lot more like one than the SMODs with their fixed second tier suppliers being discussed here!!!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote getafix Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Feb 14 at 7:15pm
Calm down! 

Has anyone actually seen the Devoti version of the Punk? Has it retained some or all of the features we all liked about the original? Under-floor centre main, wishbone boom.....

If someone could post something here that constituted actual detail about this it would be great.

Then this thread can veer off on to the usual tangents about how 'split' certain classes are, the 'crapiness' of the PY system, what's good/bad about Solos etc....
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