Some people are starting to notice the Valkyrie. So far, I have found two articles about the boat. The first one is at the site Sailing Anarchy and can be found here:
You have to scroll down to find the bit about the Valkyrie. The second article gives a more in depth discussion. It was written in French, and when I ran it through the google translator, well... I think the translator has a tough time with sailing terms. I'm not sure what a "mainsail supermarket" is! Anyway, still worth reading here:
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
I finally convinced two people to get in the boat at the same time for a float test. As you can see, the boat handled it fine, even without the floats (for extra buoyancy) and with the AOA beam fully extended! Plus, wouldn't you really rather see pictures of the boat with girls in it? :)
I've been meaning to post pictures of these boards for a while, but keep forgetting. The blue board is a fourth generation superman design. You simply hang on to the front or the handle in the middle, tow it SLOWLY behind a dinghy, take a big breath, push down, and suddenly you are flying underwater with a feeling much like Superman flying through the sky! The pink board is a commercially made board, but I don't know it's name or origin. Although slightly more maneuverable, it requires higher speeds that put too much pressure on your mask. It's still fun though!
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Here you can see pictures of the new aileron control system. I did away with the clunky aluminum brackets, the bulky bungees, and the cables dragging through the water to create a system using fiberglass sail battens that is lighter, stronger, much more streamlined, and reduces the loads on the whole system dramatically. I can't wait to test it out in a few days!
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Year Built: 2008
Draft (at rest): 3'
Board: Liquid Force Trip 138
For more pictures and videos, check out this site HERE!
- Low speed take off.
- Comfortable wakeboard bindings
- Reversible bindings for regular or goofy footed riders.
- Smooth, quiet flight above the waves.
See it in action!
Fuel: 24 gallons (2 X 12 gallon tanks)
Horsepower: 15 - 60
Electrical: 12 volt
For more pictures and information, click HERE!
- Foam filled hulls for peace of mind in any seas state.
- Self bailing. Can be left on a mooring unattended or taken into turbulent water without the need for a pump.
- 24 gallons of fuel for all - day running.
- Rugged yet lightweight hybrid construction for a durable hull able to handle daily use.
- Stowage under the seats for fenders, dock lines, anchor, etc..
- Aft deck with swim ladder for scuba diving, skiing, and other water sports.
- 3 towing eyes.
- Retractable running lights to protect them from the elements when not in use.
- Color GPS Chartplotter.
- Recessed cleats to allow bulky items to be carried on deck.
- Varnished wood cap rails.
- Bimini top.
- Ski pole centrally located for good maneuverability and performance.