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Post Options Post Options   Quote robinft Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Jun 09 at 1:39pm

Looks really pretty - much nicer than the still to be stillborn D-One.

Wings look a little short though. Would be a shame if you couldn't get the back out of the water properly in light air.

 

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Oh and..... sell those Vareo's now folks before the bottom drops out of the market 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Nick Peters Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Jun 09 at 1:44pm

Rick - theres a cleat on the boom - not sure about it yet - keeps cockpit clear and you can stay well fwd in light airs tacks and gybes but if you drop it - not so much to hand - tied to centre of kite sheets helps.

This boat has oodles of rocker (comparatively) so the light is no problem. Reckon Uffa Fox knew a thing or two....!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jack Sparrow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Jun 09 at 1:45pm
Originally posted by Guest#260

Looks like it's boom sheeted ... how do you cleat the main when dealing with the kite?


theres a cleat on the boom, look close at the cockpit shot.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Villan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Jun 09 at 1:46pm

Vareo for sail .. who wants one!! I'm only after 7000 for it!

Question to LDC - Will you still be supporting the Vareo even though you have released a DIRECT competitor to the boat? If not, can we get a decent trade-in price and an "Upgrade" package from you towards the price of a new 100?

Theres gonna be a lot of p*ssed off Vareo owners out there now, you realise? Should have hinted to us before the general public so we can get decent resale values. I bet this has instantly knocked ~500 off the price i'd get for mine 2nd hand ..

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Ian29937 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Jun 09 at 1:48pm

Originally posted by Iain C

Looks to me like the love child of a 29er and a 300.

....or love child of a 300 and a Vario.  The model I saw at LDC had too much rocker to be a 29er.

What about the name.  To date generally speaking the bigger the RS number the faster the boat.  RS100 doesn't work in that context.  I liked RS350 (reminds me of the Yamaha RD350 we all longed for when I was at school).  Any other thoughts?

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Phil eltringham Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Jun 09 at 1:56pm
looks like it started as a cut-and-shut 300 hull in the same way the 700 started as the 800 prototype.  The transom main having to pre-gybe the tiller could be fun with the kite up in some big waves!  And am I right looking at the mainsheet on the transom, no block for the horse? - I thought that was the preserve of toppers?!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Daniel Holman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Jun 09 at 2:05pm

Don't reckon thats anything like a 300. The 300 is about a foot wide on the waterline, the 100 looks to be a lot more "conventional" at about 3ft, which you'll all be grateful when trying to hoist in above 15kts.

And then there are the chines.

Looks fairly generic 700/MPS hullform with a little more freeboard and moulded in wings.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fans1024 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Jun 09 at 2:06pm
Looks gorgeous.  What's the optimum crew weight?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote laser4000 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Jun 09 at 2:06pm
any thoughts on whether it'll be any good for us 'ahem' weight equalised sailors..
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