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Post Options Post Options   Quote yellowwelly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Nov 13 at 9:19am
I think the ugliness adds to its charm... a bit like Bill Bailey.  

Well done Nessa- in some ways I think it's cooler to go for the retro D-One with with timeless bad taste foredeck!  Certainly not boring, and the pink kite is a perfect juxtaposition...  is that Timmy's old boat?


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Originally posted by Timmus

The wings.....well they are TOTALLY functional, lets put it that way.

they even come with nice wing bags to hide them from plain sight when not in use... what's not to like?

I think it's officially 'Royal Blue'... not 'Navy Blue'... and yes, I remember yours was a lighter shade now.  

A bit pastel shade... which we all know is the best tone to go for on dinghies.   LOL


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Neptune Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Nov 13 at 9:29am
Originally posted by Timmus

Originally posted by yellowwelly

   is that Timmy's old boat?
nope mine was light blue colour deck.

Actually until Nessa mentioned it I didnt notice it was the old style foredeck, maybe the navy blue hides it better?


I actually think the curved foredeck shape looks alot nicer than that wedged shaped one  Confused
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So you guys appear to have a fleet building in Oxford and another in Cambridge (well Huntingdon, but it's close enough).

Will there be a 2014 Varsity Match?  
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Post Options Post Options   Quote yellowwelly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Nov 13 at 10:08am
the next boat will be Tiffany Blue - accented or solid, deck or hull or both - not quite sure yet.... 

the next boat will be light (D-One qualifies, so would an Icon depending on little 'uns)
the next boat would almost certainly not have a kite and/or stayless (D-One qualifies as the kite is optional for RTC and I saw how fast you went past me once in unarig mode)

the next boat will either:

- have a fleet to race against within an hour (ideally 45 min) of home, the D-One might qualify if OSC gets traction and those Tewkesbury nomads lay down some roots.  (+ If Rodney sorts out 'Little Boots' with a demo, that would be one more in use there)

- or be an IC because they look so nice to sail that racing is not important, and all other choice factors are negated because they are the nicest boat on the planet to simply own and love.  FACT

But, the big decision has already been take- the colour swatch- and Tiffany Blue is it.  

Next season is focused on getting into the top 5 of the Wednesday night series, which will be harder anyway as there are three new fleet members who are pretty handy in Solos... I'm working on employing the primary tactic for series improvements of 'turning up more often', then I'll look into diet, fitness, wind awareness and boat handling (in that order)


Anyway, unlike some Solo afficenados, I won't be changing my Solo for another Solo just yet... so no Tiffany Blue Solos...  


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Originally posted by Timmus

Originally posted by Neptune

 
I actually think the curved foredeck shape looks alot nicer than that wedged shaped one  Confused

LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL

Neptune.... well funny!

Bet you wouldn't have said that 4 years ago.

I didn't say i thought the boat was aesthetically pleasing overall, but I am not sure why they deck shape was remoulded to 'look better'.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote yellowwelly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Nov 13 at 2:59pm
er, because some annoying folks on internet forums were likening them to toilet seats iirc... anyway, water flushed around the u-bend now, design and aesthetics has moved on somewhat since those days.
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