new boat appears in durban

4 years 3 months ago #26138 by craigDBN
Race 1 of the winter series happened in Durban this morning. Light offshores and small surf meant a fast 12km pace. And there was a new looking boat on water clearly enjoying the conditions - labelled Rezo. Did a little inspection when back on the beach....the boat certainly looked unique. The nose was reverse bow, with less volume than any boat I've ever seen. It was extremely skinny forward of the cockpit. The seat is apparently adjustable, allowing for varying height settings - didn't have time to figure out how this worked properly because the boat was flipped over to reveal some very squared off rails on the hull. The boat-user for the day was a tall, elite paddler who spoke of how easily the boat jumped onto a plane, and how energy-efficient it was when planing. Interesting times......seems like a lot of innovation out there at the moment.

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4 years 3 months ago #26140 by Ranga
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Must be a very powerful paddler, not sure how a displacement hull can plane!

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4 years 3 months ago #26142 by craigDBN
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Not really a displacement hull. Perhaps I should have said squarish "chines" instead of "rails".

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4 years 3 months ago #26143 by Erhard Katzer
Interesting! Any pictures or does anyone know the name of this ski?

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4 years 3 months ago #26144 by AR_convert

Erhard Katzer wrote: Interesting! Any pictures or does anyone know the name of this ski?


My Google searches haven't found anything, great trickle marketing campaign perhaps! ;)

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Always looking for the next boat :)

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4 years 3 months ago #26146 by craigDBN
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Correction - it was called REVO. sorry the pic doesn't show the distinguishing features but all we've got for now. not sure about trickle-marketing either : seems more like experimental stage.....testing the waters if you like.
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4 years 3 months ago #26148 by portmanm
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Italian by FG Kayaks and Canoes.

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4 years 3 months ago #26151 by PhilSE2
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Looks very similar to the Ocean Surf Ski. Hybrid nose looks identical as do many other aspects of the ski. Probably by the same designer.

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4 years 3 months ago - 4 years 3 months ago #26153 by Ole
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It's not an OCEAN and I asked Umberto, our naval architect, he doesn't know about it at all. So maybe a FG but not that anybody in their closer environment knows about it.
I can't see the bow on the picture provided, does anybody have a different, better image?

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4 years 3 months ago #26155 by merijnwijnen
That the Revo should be a boat by FG kayaks is probably a mix-up of names. FG make a childrens' surfski with the name Revo, a far cry from an elite boat. Coincidentally they also manufacture the Code zero (2.0) , a boat somewhat similar to the Ocean skis.

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4 years 3 months ago #26157 by Uffilation
ok, how do you call an EVO with a reverse bow ... REVO lol

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4 years 3 months ago #26158 by PhilSE2
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Dye, it was the Code 2 I was referring to. I found it on the FG face book page where there are other images. One of the images has a clear shot of the bow that looks identical to the Ocean

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4 years 3 months ago #26159 by PhilSE2
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Here is the Facebook link cover photo gives clear shot of side profile.

m.facebook.com/355547484469816/photos/a....3&source=44&refid=17

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4 years 3 months ago #26160 by bajax
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The REVO it is a brand new surfski and is South Africa. It will be at the race on Sunday so I will get a few pics for the Forum.

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4 years 3 months ago - 4 years 3 months ago #26161 by Uffilation
@phil, yep
but I thought lower hull looks different?
www.surfski.info/forum/35-surfski-innova....html?start=40#25856

@ bajax, cool, would you mind to post them also in the " reverse bow " thread? New company or one that folks know? Looked through the Knysna FB pages the other day tho, etc.

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4 years 3 months ago #26167 by bajax
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Pics of New ski from Durban Surfski Facebook page. Note reverse bow (may be a problem if it catches on the Sharknets we have in Durban) and the chines underneath look quite different ( I heard that a Yacht builder was involved in the design) see a video at www.facebook.com/DurbanSurfski/
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4 years 3 months ago - 4 years 3 months ago #26168 by Uffilation

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4 years 3 months ago #26169 by bajax
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The ski has 2x chines on each side not one central chine like an Evo !

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4 years 3 months ago #26171 by bajax
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It is not that clear on the pic but the hull is flat between the chines .

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4 years 3 months ago - 4 years 3 months ago #26172 by Uffilation
bajax, oh, I was of the opinion, the "think legend" had two sharp chines as reviews referred to the chines in plural ... google > "think legend" flat bottom hard chines
so I thought one on each side and a comparable flat bottom inbetween ... see link in #26168 and pic of the think legend and text, so this is not one of two chines, but a single one? excuse the ignorance, I've never seen one tho, but couple of people here own(ed) one I guess


your pic is clear reg. the flatness, a really very exciting bottom.

edit: besides the link above, found this post here on the think legend:
www.surfski.info/forum/1-general/2705-st...mpled-hull.html#2709

for the fun reading:
skinboatjournal.blogspot.de/2013/11/flat...-eastern-arctic.html
with this thread, scroll to 1rst post
www.paddling.net/message/showThread.html...&tid=1674970#1676104

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