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Post Options Post Options   Quote G.R.F. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Feb 10 at 7:38pm
Originally posted by Merlinboy


"I went to LDC and ask for a long weight......This is what they came back
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Long Weight!

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Another update on the development blog....

http://www.rssailing.com/index.asp?selection=Development%20B log&fn=RS100

Lots of info.

Just thinking ahead with the 2 rigs what are they going to be known as? Simply RS100 10.2 and RS100 8.4 or I wonder if the 300 style A and B rig may be better.

I am really curious what the take up on each rig will be as I get the feeling that the smaller rig may be more popular than the smaller of the 300 rigs which seems quite unusual.

Cheers,

Keith.

 

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Hi Keith,

Thanks for the update. I checked the development blog yesterday and
nothing had changed at that time.

Personally I think the '10.2' and '8.4' titles are better than A and B (I
hadn't previously been aware of this for the 300 until I started looking at
other single-handers).

Does anybody know yet what the weight limit cut off points are - are
these the same as for the 300. At 85kg presuming I am just in the heavy
category and I have gone for the big rig because I am looking for
optimum light to medium air performance (the sort of conditions where
Solos and Phantoms cane my Vortex !).

Interesting to see that the smaller rig has a higher PY proposed. Had
thought that the weight equalisation with the big and small main would
give a very equal figure and the speed advantage would then be with the
lighter sailors because of the bigger kite downwind.

Note also the comments about difficulty using kite on reaching legs,
which I had anticipated based on the sail area. Personally not planning on
doing any 'reaching' if I can help it (leave that for the windsurfers!) as
cant see how that is compatible with an assymetric boat - or any other
boat for that matter (follow the leader procession with minimal tactical
opportunity) !

Role on end of March - when the fun will really start !
Not now Kato (you fewl) !

RS100 421 (8.4)
Ex - Vortex Assymetric 1090 and 1208
Ex - 49er NZL142 (crew)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote haroosh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Feb 10 at 12:19pm

Yes I am about 10.5 stone so had no option but go for 8.4m2.

I remembered the discussion about PY's and my impression was that for club racing there might be the different PY's but when one design sailing they would all be together (until there is enough numbers of each rig at events to justify splitting results?).

My plan is hang on upwind then make up the places downhill!!!!

Cheers,

Keith...

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Post Options Post Options   Quote haroosh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Feb 10 at 1:11pm
So are you a big rig James?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote asterix Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Feb 10 at 7:45pm

Brilliant James - Congrats on the new boat.

Did you go down to Chandlers Ford to collect it?

Keep the info coming and I am sure I will do the same when mine arrives (late March)



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Post Options Post Options   Quote G.R.F. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Feb 10 at 8:02pm
I'm glad I waited for that 2nd batch, with that new epoxy bubble resin that
reduces a the weight and increases the stiffness.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Merlinboy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Feb 10 at 8:24pm
When can i have a blast then Jimbo????
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Post Options Post Options   Quote asterix Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Feb 10 at 8:26pm
Sounds like it will be worth the drive down. I tried to look pretty
closely at everything At the boat show, but could do with as many tips
as I can get even on the basics of rigging and set up.

From speaking to them I think GRF's boat was made last Friday
afternoon;-)

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Post Options Post Options   Quote G.R.F. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Feb 10 at 8:37pm
I can't believe he's got his so soon.

What's that all about I wonder?

Vareo Guilt?

Forum Pimp bonus?

I am jealous.

Think I shall go out into the yard and kick the dog.
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