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Post Options Post Options   Quote zeon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Sep 20 at 4:40pm
Of course Pete has a vested interest but I would argue that every penny RS  have paid him over the years , has been returned many time over  . His patience, advice and good humour , both on line and at the 100s of test/training events have gone a long way in making the aero as successful as it has become . 
Looking back itís hard to fault RS launch and promotion of the aero. 
Itís a shame no other dinghy maker/ importer has the money and the foresight to launch in this way.
And I donít say this as a RS aero fan boy, TBH I think the Dzero is a much better boat and itís where my money will be heading once things get back to something like normal . Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Quote turnturtle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Sep 20 at 7:25pm
Originally posted by zeon

once things get back to something like normal . Smile

LOL LOL - hmm, we can but hope....

Anyway, I've always found Pete's contribution honest.

Better a paid hand that's accountable to both employer and customer, than a bunch of fanboys who just want to ensure that there's some f**king residuals in whatever laser-replacer they've ponied up for.....  Wink
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Originally posted by H2

Originally posted by A2Z

Nice bit of trolling by the OP, followed by a strong defence from the RS machine!  Neither the Aero 9 nor H2 is my cuppa but good luck to you both.

I was not trolling - I was considering a second boat but as I am 92kg I would really need the 9 rig but my observations were that it did not seem to go well against the 7 rig and I wanted to avoid a situation where I got an Aero knowing that I needed to sail the 9 and finding out that the class was gravitating around the 5 and 7 rigs. It was a genuine question and I have enjoyed the responses, especially from Peter!

Why would you want an Aero as a second boat to a H2? Bigger fleet racing? (Not taking the P btw  LOL)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote zeon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Sep 20 at 7:56pm
You always have to admire the passion of fanboys . The problem is that passion can easily turn to anger if someone might just mention their lovely new toy is not perfect in every way lol 

PS  TT , how is Russ these days ? Lol lol  LOL


Edited by zeon - 16 Sep 20 at 7:58pm
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sam.Spoons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Sep 20 at 9:06pm
I would have lived to be able to afford the Blaze for the costal club and an Aero for the inland club, maybe the H2 likes room to stretch it's legs too?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote iGRF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Sep 20 at 9:20pm
That Blaze is such a ponderous tub when the wind drops in sloppy waves, I got my arse royally handed to me the other night by an Aero 7 ffs, having worked my butt off to nail him down a wavey reach (which he wasn't exactly 'working' to his advantage, we both headed upwind, the wind dropped he took me to weather pointing higher sailing faster, that Blaze can't point for toffee either. I remember why now, it's got a pathetic centreboard for its size, now I fully recall why I flogged it last time. It could be such a great boat if it were twenty kilos lighter and had proper foils.

Edited by iGRF - 16 Sep 20 at 9:21pm
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Cirrus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Sep 20 at 10:42pm
... oh bless him !!  LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Quote H2 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Sep 20 at 7:34am
Originally posted by Paramedic

Originally posted by H2

Originally posted by A2Z

Nice bit of trolling by the OP, followed by a strong defence from the RS machine!  Neither the Aero 9 nor H2 is my cuppa but good luck to you both.

I was not trolling - I was considering a second boat but as I am 92kg I would really need the 9 rig but my observations were that it did not seem to go well against the 7 rig and I wanted to avoid a situation where I got an Aero knowing that I needed to sail the 9 and finding out that the class was gravitating around the 5 and 7 rigs. It was a genuine question and I have enjoyed the responses, especially from Peter!

Why would you want an Aero as a second boat to a H2? Bigger fleet racing? (Not taking the P btw  LOL)

Sam hit the nail on the head - I am moving clubs with my H2 to be on a bigger piece of water but that is further away so I was considering a second boat for use nearer to home on the little pond. As such I do not mind it being a bit of a "compromise" because it is not my main boat but rather something I can go and sail for an hour just 20 mins from home on a sunny evening. Its an Aero or a solo - yes I know they are different, but in my head both are too small for me but they are ok on a small / shifty pond with a fleet to sail in.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote turnturtle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Sep 20 at 8:04am
Originally posted by zeon

You always have to admire the passion of fanboys . The problem is that passion can easily turn to anger if someone might just mention their lovely new toy is not perfect in every way lol 

PS  TT , how is Russ these days ? Lol lol  LOL

he's very well - slim n' trim, rides a lot, still has a wife for too good for him.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote The Moo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Sep 20 at 9:34am
Originally posted by zeon

TBH I think the Dzero is a much better boat and itís where my money will be heading once things get back to something like normal . Smile


Well you heard it here first.... I will be most interested to see how that one pads out.
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