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Originally posted by boatbasher

Originally posted by SimonW99

Perhaps they are all out sailing...
Or perhaps they have better things to do than lurk here  Smile


Well that got your topic moving

Seems there is nothing to say because no-one has one yet ... probably shipping early production to the main market which is no doubt the institutions

And, of course, we'd already pretty much exhausted the topic till then on this thread:


Lots of homework there for anyone joining the discussion at this point in time!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Null Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Sep 14 at 1:32pm
Originally posted by Medway Maniac

Originally posted by boatbasher

Originally posted by SimonW99

Perhaps they are all out sailing...
Or perhaps they have better things to do than lurk here  Smile


Well that got your topic moving

Seems there is nothing to say because no-one has one yet ... probably shipping early production to the main market which is no doubt the institutions

And, of course, we'd already pretty much exhausted the topic till then on this thread:


Lots of homework there for anyone joining the discussion at this point in time!

Correct!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote kneewrecker Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Sep 14 at 1:35pm
yes, but this is a new thread... therefore all of that questioning and implied negativity can be buried.

At the end of the day, the Aero looks like a big boys and girls Tera- I'm sure it will deliver good racing where there are enough of them.  

... and don't forget, they plane upwind, allegedly.  




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Plenty of negativity of ongoing validity on there, though!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rupert Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Sep 14 at 1:49pm
I love the Tera (just THE best boat to take out when it is far too windy to sail anything else) and our juniors love the Tera in normal weather, so the Aero being a grown up one is a pretty good thing to say about the boat.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Null Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Sep 14 at 1:51pm
Thats the problem the other thread has a load of negative comments at the top now, so when googling Aero it will be bought to the top of the list.  it would of been better keeping the old thread alive and burying the nonsense within that thread..

Then starting this thread when someone other than Gurnard has boats.  Just My opinion
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Originally posted by Null

Thats the problem the other thread has a load of negative comments at the top now, so when googling Aero it will be bought to the top of the list.  it would of been better keeping the old thread alive and burying the nonsense within that thread..

Then starting this thread when someone other than Gurnard has boats.  Just My opinion

how much of it is nonsense though?

Just to re-cap:

1) there's a question mark around the three rigs and rig switching

whilst it might be easy to manage at class events, what are the implications for local clubs and as a result of potential inaccurate reporting, the formal ENs once they are released.

2) there's a question mark over build quality

- this is driven by a fear of the unknown- light boat equals fragility right?  And fear of the known- RS's more recent form with some newer projects - e.g. Brazil, that Cat and those of us with RS100s with retrofits and corrections.  

3) It has a dacron sail

- no biggie, a clear do you want to buy a boat with a dacron sail personal opinion.  From my own POV, no not really, not on a 21st century design anyway, even if the bias is such that it matches the mast perfectly, or some such other way of saying it's built to a budget.

4) Marketing hype

- again no biggie, we're used to it almost every other aspect of our lives;  but on a consumer forum (formerly) attached to the only consumer magazine with an interest in racing dinghies, RS need to prepare for some bite-back when they do.  I'm sure most of their Facebook followers couldn't give a crap for us lot calling out the planing upwind comments and the nonsense over how special those foils are.   And certainly the buyers at Mark Warner and Sunsail won't care one jot that the Y&Y boat test was written by the soon-to-be 'Class Manager'.    


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Null Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Sep 14 at 2:06pm
Sorry James I didnt mean nonsense in that sense.  Bad choice of words.  
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Originally posted by kneewrecker

 
1) there's a question mark around the three rigs and rig switching

whilst it might be easy to manage at class events, what are the implications for local clubs and as a result of potential inaccurate reporting, the formal ENs once they are released.


It is 3 classes and should be marketed as such (IMO).

I would also question a club that allows you to switch between all 3 rigs depending on the conditions. If all 3 sails were on the same spars then just maybe you could get away with it (when handicap racing of course).

Class racing 'run what yer brung'. This is what happens as most low level Laser events, radials and 4.7s all start at the same time although there may be a separate prize structure for them and their results get listed separately.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote iGRF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Sep 14 at 2:26pm
Some reports from folk who seem to know their stuff.

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It's even got, no wait, yes.. it's own Class Assocaition
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