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 Post subject: Thrills
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 2:08 pm 
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While it's not ever going to replace my Tandem Island as my favorite and most capable boat, the Weta does provide a certain thrill level...

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 Post subject: Re: Thrills
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 4:20 pm 
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It took me awhile to get my mind around that scene, but, I did, and it is a great shot.

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 Post subject: Re: Thrills
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 4:26 pm 
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You have to use the horizon in the background to get a feel for how much the boat was heeled.

I am trying to wrap my head around a way to have the camera remain level instead of moving with the boat. I'm sure I can come up with something.


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Paging Slaughter!

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 Post subject: Re: Thrills
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 6:39 pm 
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Tom,

really doesn't look like those amas have the floatation to fly the vaka but it looks you are. give us details!?!?!

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 Post subject: Re: Thrills
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 7:27 pm 
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That was just main and jib, the "screecher" was furled.

The boat is very easily overpowered. Of course, you can change clew positions and set up for the expected winds. As usual, I set up for light winds/maximum power and then found the gusts to be stronger than expected. I just had to go through a quick on the water learning curve of how to set it back down before it would go over. Quickly bearing off seemed to do the trick.

I came in and changed clew positions and put on some cunningham to depower the main as much as I could. Better, but still overpowered unless you undersheeted.

With two people you can stay flatter (obviously) and therefore go faster. We put out the screecher in just 12 to 15 MPH winds on Friday and absolutely ripped. Here's some footage, with a bit of humor added:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utLdiBaao3k

It's a good, fast, boat, but I'm not selling the TI.


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