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Old 01-12-2014, 05:24   #1
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Old 01-12-2014, 06:26   #2
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No thanks. Too lazy.

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For single handed on a large vessel its ideal.............
I love it.
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For single handed on a large vessel its ideal.............
I love it.
Then you should buy one!!

But you could save a lot of money by buying a power boat. That's what "sailing" this boat looks like to me - like driving a power boat. Just imagine the feel in that wheel....

Sure, it looks like you could sit on yer ass all day and get from Point A to Point B all by yerself. What fun! But what the video didn't show were the integral dock line launchers with laser guided loops that neatly land on cleats and the robotic mooring ball pendant grabber.

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Then you should buy one!!

But you could save a lot of money by buying a power boat. That's what "sailing" this boat looks like to me - like driving a power boat. Just imagine the feel in that wheel....

Sure, it looks like you could sit on yer ass all day and get from Point A to Point B all by yerself. What fun! But what the video didn't show were the integral dock line launchers with laser guided loops that neatly land on cleats and the robotic mooring ball pendant grabber.

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All innovation is resisted initially....... there are a new breed of sailors coming up who dont mind the changes...... personally I like the steering position and the ability to alter anything from the mast support. In reality, the small wheel is no different from a large wheel in action, and if an owner felt 'traditional' he could exchange it.

I do not like the bed layouts. I prefer walk round Islands.

Lets face it, A lot of owners want the condo feel and less work. Anything that saves going forward or needing a crew appeals...

I like the concept. I need to look at the reviews to see if it works in practice.
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With Wheel steering stations outside and manual backups it have my approval... if the concept rely in a french computer doing the job nahhh,
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With Wheel steering stations outside and manual backups it have my approval...
I personally would also prefer pots and pans to be kept separately from working "ropes".
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I personally would also prefer pots and pans to be kept separately from working "ropes".
Oh you are just being picky!

Im sure lots of minor adjustments would need to made.. Or even keep the concept and redesign the living area.

Still like it.
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I personally would also prefer pots and pans to be kept separately from working "ropes".
Hahahah, but look at the bright side, the mast is deck stepped , in case of a dismasting the winches and the rope clutches dont rip off the deck..
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In reality, the small wheel is no different from a large wheel in action, and if an owner felt 'traditional' he could exchange it.
It wasn't the wheel itself - my comment about no "feel" was in suspicion that the steering from that wheel is likely electronic or, at best, hydraulic. Probably has no feel at all. No wonder it needs a computer to tell it to depower - the helmsman won't know.

I wonder if winch handles are optional?

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I hope they will step up build quality, not just the looks.

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I hope they will step up build quality, not just the looks.

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What do you expect for $1,5M ?
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It wasn't the wheel itself - my comment about no "feel" was in suspicion that the steering from that wheel is likely electronic or, at best, hydraulic. Probably has no feel at all. No wonder it needs a computer to tell it to depower - the helmsman won't know.

I wonder if winch handles are optional?

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Aww Dave Dave Dave.....
If you get the chance, you should see if you can get a ride........ you might be surprised.
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It's designed and built by Dazcats so should perform well and be well built.


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Aww Dave Dave Dave.....
If you get the chance, you should see if you can get a ride........ you might be surprised.
I would love a ride - especially if I can try out that tiller. But call me old school. I want to sit outside and feel the wind on my face, watch for the lifts/headers/puffs coming across the water, feel the helm, and be totally connected to the boat. Others may not be so anal.

So let me know when I get my ride!

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