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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 7:39 pm 
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Today, my GPS showed 17 knots. This is my fastest speed so far, and I think I can probably go faster.
What is your top speed on the Getaway ?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:24 am 
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Can't remember the exact speed on the GPS but last summer we hit 16.something.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 5:04 pm 
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What are you running in that thing? I hit 13knt with wings and no trap. You have a definite need for speed! Jeremy has got to hook you up.
No worries
Paul


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 5:30 pm 
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pejnielsen wrote:
Crobiecat
What are you running in that thing? I hit 13knt with wings and no trap. You have a definite need for speed! Jeremy has got to hook you up.
No worries
Paul

I removed the wings long time ago... but anyway, it was typical Santa Cruz wind. Just drop by one weekend, and we will see if we can go faster. My wife and I were too light, and we were on a beam reach, and had hard time keeping the boat down, both of us on the back of the boat, not trapezing that time.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:19 pm 
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Yep, everyone loves the heavy guy when the wind picks up! This month is going to kill me, but with luck the wind will last till September and I would love to meet up and do my best ballast act.
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Paul


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:10 pm 
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A couple of weeks ago I took the getaway out in 20-25kts (seemed to be gusting quite a bit more) with a combined weight of around 260kg (three blokes). One of the crew had a garmin GPS wrist watch and we hit 22.6kts. This was on a broad reach and shortly after we rapidly decelerated to 0 as we just about pitch poled. Minimal control but bloody great fun!
This was with wings and no trapese.


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