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#1 Puff

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Posted 08 May 2019 - 10:34 AM

Any comments, users, test pilots, advice?

 

 


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Posted 08 May 2019 - 12:25 PM

No experience, but boy do i want one!
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Posted 08 May 2019 - 02:42 PM

I'm not that impressed to be honest.

First impressions is that they look amazing but... 

They seem pretty fragile and actually not that fast unless blast reaching in flat water.

I can beat a wasp upwind in 10- 15 knots single handing my javelin by sailing much higher and the Nacra 5.5 absolutely takes them apart upwind and downwind in a breeze.

The wishbone boom doesn't actually seem to work very well. They have just got new larger foils which might make them quicker and I believe they are working on the reliability issues.

 

I have several friends with them and get mixed reviews.

Quite a few people have sold out of the class.

 

Now Moth's that's a different story these things are blindingly fast, upwind and downwind. You seem to be able to get a reasonable moth for around 15-20k. 


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Posted 08 May 2019 - 07:18 PM

Thanks Phil, it seems most of the NZ boats were amongst the first 200 built, now over 700 so that might explain the early breakages.

I’ve seen a few on the market but snapped up pretty quick. I know of 5 sold in the past few weeks.

A moth would be a lot quicker but well over twice the price and by reports much harder to sail.

The new foil is out now which by reports transforms the boat considerably

I guess I’ll find out
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Posted 08 May 2019 - 09:22 PM

Very important to tie the foils to the boat...

One young sailor here in Melbourne found out the hard way the foils don't float
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#6 philstar

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 03:48 PM

I reckon Wazp would be better than an elderly phase 2, Puff. 


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#7 Puff

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 03:53 PM

I reckon Wazp would be better than an elderly phase 2, Puff. 

It's a Laser2 excuse me! But I suspect you're right :-)

 

The deal has been done


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Posted 19 May 2019 - 11:23 PM

Well I picked up one on Wednesday. Took it for a sail on Friday afternoon but the wind didn't get over 5 knots. This afternoon after an epic day racing Hobie 16's I went out late afternoon. The wind had died but a few puffs showed up. A lot to learn but got a few rides.

 

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Posted 20 May 2019 - 09:09 AM

Are you going to race it against the Hobies down at Whitianga.


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Posted 20 May 2019 - 09:44 AM

looks cool Puff!


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