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Poll Question: Now many of us have actually seen them which do you think is best?
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    Posted: 04 Mar 12 at 1:04pm
Now many of us have actually seen these boats which do you think is the best boat?
 
Not which do you think will be selected due to political or logistical issues; which boat do you think looks the best?
 
Ignore the PR & hype and use you own views ....
 
 


Edited by seamonkey - 04 Mar 12 at 1:11pm
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can we have a category for none? seriously dissapointed today
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What kind of thing would you like then?
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that rebal thing was horrible 
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I agree, it flexed massively when I put some weight on the racks, and the position of the trapeze wires was horrible. That said, the aura seemed to have changed for the worse with the rack design from when I saw the prototype at the ovington inlands, although the new rudder gantry and foils were stunning. The 900 was a bit of a let down having read the review, with the hull weight taking me by surprise and also the jib sheeting system seeming over complex for what was needed, leading to a weird way of making continuous sheets by threading the jib sheet through the mainsheet, very odd in my humble opinion.
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id like a rs900 that was a sensible weight
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Originally posted by ham4sand

id like a rs900 that was a sensible weight


The hull weight is 55kg excluding solid wings. All up weight is 109kg. So the 12ft boat is 45kg, that's 3.75 kg per foot, the 900 works out at 3.6kg per foot but that is obviously excluding the wings. Sounds sensible to me.
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Help the 900 lose a few kilos and dump thst alloy boom. Cost did not seem to stop the Aura having some lovely carbon racks so why put an alloy boom on the 900?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rs600676 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Mar 12 at 11:26am
the aruas wings did not seem big enough for for to people or certainly a tight squeeze BUT the carbon work on it looked amazing and the gantry was the dogs dangles bits !! but the 900 had it for me 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 2547 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Mar 12 at 11:36am
Originally posted by Contender443

Help the 900 lose a few kilos and dump thst alloy boom. Cost did not seem to stop the Aura having some lovely carbon racks so why put an alloy boom on the 900?
 
I noticed that; why put an alloy boom on a 2012 design?
 
Cost cutting?
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