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Events / Re: Buzzelli regatta 2017
« Last post by Ricky on Today at 07:20:59 PM »
Less than 4 weeks away! Can't wait to see everyone and sail the beautiful Sarasota bay again!
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WR 16 / Can anyone identify what this is?
« Last post by Ricky on Today at 07:06:58 PM »
Can anyone identify what this is on the side of a WR16?





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WR 17 / Re: 2005 Windrider 17 Houston Area $5,000
« Last post by abacoman on Today at 11:31:16 AM »
do you have pictures?
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Europe / Re: Windrider 17 for Sale - UK
« Last post by jdonnell2003 on Today at 11:13:16 AM »
Hi,

Yes it is still for sale.  Drop me a PM with your email address and I can send you some photos if you like. 

Regards
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WR 17 / Re: Rudder scrapes on concrete driveway
« Last post by rceballos on Today at 10:27:21 AM »
There it is ,  the bolt at the top of the rudder post....remove it and the rudder drops out.
BTW, I now use a quick release pin (instead of a bolt) so I don't need tools.

http://www.windriderforum.com/smf/gallery/1/4424-290915110355.jpeg
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Astus trimarans / Re: Astus for Sale
« Last post by Vincent on Today at 09:01:22 AM »
Hi, Tom

This does not seem like a good experience. I bought one of the 2 Astus 20.2 from the first shipment just about 3 years ago now. That was a very different story.
1- From bubble wrap removal to sailing under gennaker took 90 minutes! I could not believe it. I had never rigged the boat before but everything was super easy, and the fit of every component was perfect.
2- My helm experience is 3 fingers on the tiller extension. Whether cruising in 5 knots of wind or blasting at 17 knots of speed, the boat is perfectly balanced. I pushed it in 25 gusting to 30 with no reef upwind and one reef on a reach. Maximum load on the structure.... Still 3 fingers on the tiller. Most people I take on-board in heavy conditions have they jaw drop when they take the stick.

I have never sailed the 16.5 so I can't predict its behavior. But if you have any question that you might think transfer from an Astus to another type of Astus, let me know. I've become a bit emotionally attached to my boat because I find it so capable; so I would love if others had the same experience.

Best regards.
Vincent.
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WR 17 / Re: 2005 Windrider 17 Houston Area $5,000
« Last post by Maahlers on Today at 08:44:58 AM »
The boat is still for sale.
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Europe / Re: Windrider 17 for Sale - UK
« Last post by lakkablo on Today at 05:57:53 AM »
Hi! Is it actually? :) Please, write to me. Greetings!
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WR 17 / Re: Need picture of blocks for Rave sail.
« Last post by cehuberman on September 24, 2017, 10:55:53 AM »
Hey Steve.  Charlie from Long Island.  If you still need pictures, I can get them to you.  Let me know.
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WR 17 / Re: Hobie Wave Main Sail On WR17?
« Last post by cehuberman on September 24, 2017, 10:37:59 AM »
Though it is a bit pricey, the Rave main is a great alternative.  I got one with my 17 and I really like it.  It really adds power.  Would not like to use it in a breeze.
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