Warby's Spirit of Australia II

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Hi All,
Did anyone manage to copy the latest Warby Video. I see it's gone now. I screen saved a few stills off the first one but only got three shots from the latest, before I had to turn-in (02.10am) last nigh, or rather this morning I suppose.

Fingers crossed, Fred.

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Just watched the videos, outstanding Ken, the boat just wants to skim the water. Well done lads and good luck Dave on the next outing now you have a feel of the boat. It's perfect but will have to do đź‘Ť

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I am definitely no expert, but the boat seems to be the epitome of "if it looks right"...

Things that strike me are the very stable posture of the boat in the water, the absolute symmetry of the wake and and the absence of any instability - for example, no "tramping" like K7 tended to. Transition from displacement to planing also seems very smooth. It looks absolutely magnificent !

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I totally agree with you Rob, the boat really does look "The business". Who could argue with the design ability of Ken, Dave and their team..
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I can't add anything to what's already been said, except that I can't wait to see that boat fulfil its potential.
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Looking at the lift post the second run, is the Spirit taking on water as ballast?

Sure did let a bit out once lifted out of the water.
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No ballast, just water over the transom from the surf on the dam. Too windy to run any real speed.
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She certainly does look the part...... like a highly evolved version of K7
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Funny that.....

I was thinking the Spirit looked like an evolved version of K7 from the angles of the photos.....
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More test running- looking good!
Well done to the Warbys but from our perspective, more importantly... Is it only me who did the numbers? He's pushing 300kmh, which, in English is about 180mph on a stretch of water 1500m long, (English = a smoot under a mile).

Now then, we have a mile and a half on Loch Fad... A different performance envelope, admittedly, but once we get a handle on speeding up and slowing down I see interesting possibilities.
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