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Re: more build pics [Re: ] #193261
10/12/09 01:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Scarecrow
What I'm finding (which is not a surprise) is that everyone wants an off the shelf product and ideally an established fleet.


No doubt about that. But then again, it just takes one person to build a class (if it is the right person). Most people are followers.

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Re: more build pics [Re: Rolf_Nilsen] #193290
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Interesting comments Rolf.

I think you'll find that I'm in complete agreement here !

Wouter


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Re: more build pics [Re: Wouter] #193303
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Where is the problem? There is a class with good rules, I have two boats complying, and sailing so just get yoursef here to follow

Re: more build pics [Re: Gato] #202210
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Hi all just to let you all know we will be launching 3 vudu's on the 28th feb to expand the interest will post photos then. long time coming and all but thats life
cheers bill

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Great news, there are things happening in Finland also; http://www.aijaa.com/v.php?i=5632309.jpg
It's not me this time, and we will maybe run the first competitions next summer

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Re: more build pics [Re: Gato] #202320
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Thanks for the good knews! Glad to know that things are moving. Slow progress is ok, provided there is progress.


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Re: more build pics [Re: Luiz] #202497
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The local sea scouts/cubs have just (last friday) placed an order for a fleet of the plastic version of the DS12 to be delivered ASAP. Freeboard will be increased to handle instructor + student but bottom will remain optimised for sailing one up. The other change is boats will have no boom (although the scouts don't know this yet).

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Re: more build pics [Re: ] #202540
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"A fleet" comprises how many? (estimated)
By plastic version, do you mean rotomolded?


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Re: more build pics [Re: Luiz] #202593
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yes rotomoulded. Still discussing numbers. It will depend a little on how many we can fit on their trailer broken down.

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Originally Posted by Scarecrow
yes rotomoulded. Still discussing numbers. It will depend a little on how many we can fit on their trailer broken down.


Interesting that viability for potential rotomolded (larger scale) production in this case is associated to larger volume hulls, ease of transportation and simplified rigging - not outright speed.

The last 1% speed is irrelevant provided that it sells and helps keep the numbers growing.

Congratulations!


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True, although as I mentioned before they don't know about the simplified rigging. That's me trying to cut costs.

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Good news.

Re: more build pics [Re: ncik] #204583
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well we have launched vudu 001 hc and what an awesome cat it is very quick responsive the kids loved it and so did the big kids tacked easily had an estimated 15-16 knot blast bow up the whole time through waves and all awesome and so much more to come will get more pics to post
cheers bill

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Re: more build pics [Re: billby] #204594
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That looks awesome, finally an alternative. Now the Tinaroo kids don't have to go from a bic to a laser!!! Love your work mate!!

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Re: more build pics [Re: engineer] #204632
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Looks good! Great news!


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Re: more build pics [Re: Luiz] #204715
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Here are a few more first day pics
cheers
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Re: more build pics [Re: RetiredGeek] #204726
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Thanks RG, how long did it take to rig each disassembled boat?


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About 30 min, 10 min if the hulls are assembled
cheers
R

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