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Weta Mk II (2015)
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With the switch to manufacturing  the Weta by Xtreme Sailing Products (XSP) based in Singapore, Weta Marine has taken the opportunity to revise the Weta Trimaran. The design footprint is unchanged and the ‘one design’ rule will remain in place, but new moulds and construction techniques give the 2015 Weta a tighter, better quality build. <h3>New</h3> Moulds Sails from North Sails <h3>Improved</h3> Screecher furler cleat on side deck Killwell cabon fibre beans for precision fit Precision centreboard slot with nylon pile padding Clean deck grip Amas now joined vertically instead of horizontally and with additional internal stiffening Ropes from Liros Dry Ama hatches with redesigned flat transom Strengthened rudder pintle and gudgeons Custom carbon pads with Ronstan blocks for tramps Strengthened foredeck <h3>Optional</h3> Rear hiking strap <hr /> <strong>Photos by Bob Hyde New on the left, old on the right</strong> Hull to deck joint on the new model is distinctly beefier. Lip has been removed from end of floats so ports are now flush. <a id="ipb-attach-url-218803-0-22996100-1443250469" class="resized_img" title="IMG_20150413_111544.jpg - Size: 94KB" href="http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/uploads//monthly_04_2015/post-180-0-21342700-1428953830.jpg" rel="lightbox[4916382]"><img id="ipb-attach-img-218803-0-22996100-1443250469" class="attach" src="/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/post-180-0-21342700-1428953830_thumb.jpg" alt="IMG_20150413_111544.jpg" width="169" height="225" /></a> <a id="ipb-attach-url-218804-0-23019100-1443250469" class="resized_img" title="IMG_20150413_111556.jpg - Size: 102.07KB" href="http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/uploads//monthly_04_2015/post-180-0-87330800-1428953853.jpg" rel="lightbox[4916382]"><img id="ipb-attach-img-218804-0-23019100-1443250469" class="attach" src="/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/post-180-0-87330800-1428953853_thumb.jpg" alt="IMG_20150413_111556.jpg" width="169" height="225" /></a> Bow is blunter with a larger overhang - bowsprit and bowsprit hole are identical in new and old boats. <a id="ipb-attach-url-218805-0-23031000-1443250469" class="resized_img" title="IMG_20150413_111228.jpg - Size: 83.28KB" href="http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/uploads//monthly_04_2015/post-180-0-75752000-1428953915.jpg" rel="lightbox[4916382]"><img id="ipb-attach-img-218805-0-23031000-1443250469" class="attach" src="/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/post-180-0-75752000-1428953915_thumb.jpg" alt="IMG_20150413_111228.jpg" width="169" height="225" /></a> <a id="ipb-attach-url-218806-0-23044300-1443250469" class="resized_img" title="IMG_20150413_111334.jpg - Size: 89.85KB" href="http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/uploads//monthly_04_2015/post-180-0-60999500-1428953956.jpg" rel="lightbox[4916382]"><img id="ipb-attach-img-218806-0-23044300-1443250469" class="attach" src="/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/post-180-0-60999500-1428953956_thumb.jpg" alt="IMG_20150413_111334.jpg" width="169" height="225" /></a> Rudder transom bar is a separate piece glued and screwed into place onto supports at either side of the cockpit whereas the old version was integrated into the deck mould by hand. New rudder gudgeons are triangular and therefore stronger. <a id="ipb-attach-url-218807-0-23054700-1443250469" class="resized_img" title="IMG_20150413_111904.jpg - Size: 66.75KB" href="http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/uploads//monthly_04_2015/post-180-0-93420700-1428954092.jpg" rel="lightbox[4916382]"><img id="ipb-attach-img-218807-0-23054700-1443250469" class="attach" src="/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/post-180-0-93420700-1428954092_thumb.jpg" alt="IMG_20150413_111904.jpg" width="300" height="225" /></a> <a id="ipb-attach-url-218808-0-23065200-1443250469" class="resized_img" title="IMG_20150413_111430.jpg - Size: 101.35KB" href="http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/uploads//monthly_04_2015/post-180-0-41132500-1428954120.jpg" rel="lightbox[4916382]"><img id="ipb-attach-img-218808-0-23065200-1443250469" class="attach" src="/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/post-180-0-41132500-1428954120_thumb.jpg" alt="IMG_20150413_111430.jpg" width="300" height="225" /></a> Float attachment point is different with sealing done using a soft compound and a reinforcement pad. <a id="ipb-attach-url-218809-0-23075600-1443250469" class="resized_img" title="IMG_20150413_111207.jpg - Size: 71.9KB" href="http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/uploads//monthly_04_2015/post-180-0-16736700-1428954185.jpg" rel="lightbox[4916382]"><img id="ipb-attach-img-218809-0-23075600-1443250469" class="attach" src="/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/post-180-0-16736700-1428954185_thumb.jpg" alt="IMG_20150413_111207.jpg" width="169" height="225" /></a> <a id="ipb-attach-url-218810-0-23086200-1443250469" class="resized_img" title="IMG_20150413_111349.jpg - Size: 62.9KB" href="http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/uploads//monthly_04_2015/post-180-0-44432800-1428954264.jpg" rel="lightbox[4916382]"><img id="ipb-attach-img-218810-0-23086200-1443250469" class="attach" src="/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/post-180-0-44432800-1428954264_thumb.jpg" alt="IMG_20150413_111349.jpg" width="169" height="225" /></a> Float beam joint is much cleaner, stronger and has a better overall finish <a id="ipb-attach-url-218811-0-23096700-1443250469" class="resized_img" title="IMG_20150413_111252.jpg - Size: 106.24KB" href="http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/uploads//monthly_04_2015/post-180-0-03021000-1428954382.jpg" rel="lightbox[4916382]"><img id="ipb-attach-img-218811-0-23096700-1443250469" class="attach" src="/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/post-180-0-03021000-1428954382_thumb.jpg" alt="IMG_20150413_111252.jpg" width="169" height="225" /></a> <a id="ipb-attach-url-218812-0-23108000-1443250469" class="resized_img" title="IMG_20150413_111346.jpg - Size: 125.95KB" href="http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/uploads//monthly_04_2015/post-180-0-61017300-1428954402.jpg" rel="lightbox[4916382]"><img id="ipb-attach-img-218812-0-23108000-1443250469" class="attach" src="/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/post-180-0-61017300-1428954402_thumb.jpg" alt="IMG_20150413_111346.jpg" width="169" height="225" /></a> Floats now have vertical joints hidden under non-skid with much more fair finish. <a id="ipb-attach-url-218814-0-23118900-1443250469" class="resized_img" title="IMG_20150413_111217.jpg - Size: 113.7KB" href="http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/uploads//monthly_04_2015/post-180-0-09711200-1428954614.jpg" rel="lightbox[4916387]"><img id="ipb-attach-img-218814-0-23118900-1443250469" class="attach" src="/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/post-180-0-09711200-1428954614_thumb.jpg" alt="IMG_20150413_111217.jpg" width="169" height="225" /></a> <a id="ipb-attach-url-218815-0-23128900-1443250469" class="resized_img" title="IMG_20150413_111339.jpg - Size: 80.71KB" href="http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/uploads//monthly_04_2015/post-180-0-18852200-1428954636.jpg" rel="lightbox[4916387]"><img id="ipb-attach-img-218815-0-23128900-1443250469" class="attach" src="/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/post-180-0-18852200-1428954636_thumb.jpg" alt="IMG_20150413_111339.jpg" width="169" height="225" /></a> <a id="ipb-attach-url-218816-0-23138800-1443250469" class="resized_img" title="IMG_20150413_112004.jpg - Size: 115.65KB" href="http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/uploads//monthly_04_2015/post-180-0-67693100-1428954664.jpg" rel="lightbox[4916387]"><img id="ipb-attach-img-218816-0-23138800-1443250469" class="attach" src="/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/post-180-0-67693100-1428954664_thumb.jpg" alt="IMG_20150413_112004.jpg" width="300" height="225" /></a> <a id="ipb-attach-url-218817-0-23150200-1443250469" class="resized_img" title="IMG_20150413_111954.jpg - Size: 109.06KB" href="http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/uploads//monthly_04_2015/post-180-0-23282100-1428954686.jpg" rel="lightbox[4916387]"><img id="ipb-attach-img-218817-0-23150200-1443250469" class="attach" src="/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/post-180-0-23282100-1428954686_thumb.jpg" alt="IMG_20150413_111954.jpg" width="300" height="225" /></a> New flat carbon tramp pulley attachments instead of the previous surface mounted pulley (which was painful to sit on) <a id="ipb-attach-url-218818-0-23160400-1443250469" class="resized_img" title="IMG_20150413_111304.jpg - Size: 68.89KB" href="http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/uploads//monthly_04_2015/post-180-0-28072400-1428954724.jpg" rel="lightbox[4916387]"><img id="ipb-attach-img-218818-0-23160400-1443250469" class="attach" src="/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/post-180-0-28072400-1428954724_thumb.jpg" alt="IMG_20150413_111304.jpg" width="169" height="225" /></a> <a id="ipb-attach-url-218819-0-23170500-1443250469" class="resized_img" title="IMG_20150413_111409.jpg - Size: 61.07KB" href="http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/uploads//monthly_04_2015/post-180-0-17743000-1428954738.jpg" rel="lightbox[4916387]"><img id="ipb-attach-img-218819-0-23170500-1443250469" class="attach" src="/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/post-180-0-17743000-1428954738_thumb.jpg" alt="IMG_20150413_111409.jpg" width="169" height="225" /></a> &nbsp; Launch trolley structure has been changed and beefed up. <a id="ipb-attach-url-218820-0-23180700-1443250469" class="resized_img" title="IMG_20150413_111515.jpg - Size: 84.1KB" href="http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/uploads//monthly_04_2015/post-180-0-28794500-1428954787.jpg" rel="lightbox[4916387]"><img id="ipb-attach-img-218820-0-23180700-1443250469" class="attach" src="/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/post-180-0-28794500-1428954787_thumb.jpg" alt="IMG_20150413_111515.jpg" width="300" height="225" /></a> <a id="ipb-attach-url-218821-0-23190900-1443250469" class="resized_img" title="IMG_20150413_111441.jpg - Size: 82.56KB" href="http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/uploads//monthly_04_2015/post-180-0-77858600-1428954814.jpg" rel="lightbox[4916387]"><img id="ipb-attach-img-218821-0-23190900-1443250469" class="attach" src="/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/post-180-0-77858600-1428954814_thumb.jpg" alt="IMG_20150413_111441.jpg" width="169" height="225" /></a> &nbsp; Non-skid is different. <a id="ipb-attach-url-218822-0-23202100-1443250469" class="resized_img" title="IMG_20150413_111642.jpg - Size: 80.69KB" href="http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/uploads//monthly_04_2015/post-180-0-59297400-1428954873.jpg" rel="lightbox[4916387]"><img id="ipb-attach-img-218822-0-23202100-1443250469" class="attach" src="/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/post-180-0-59297400-1428954873_thumb.jpg" alt="IMG_20150413_111642.jpg" width="300" height="225" /></a> <a id="ipb-attach-url-218823-0-23212600-1443250469" class="resized_img" title="IMG_20150413_111656.jpg - Size: 102.69KB" href="http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/uploads//monthly_04_2015/post-180-0-10920200-1428954889.jpg" rel="lightbox[4916387]"><img id="ipb-attach-img-218823-0-23212600-1443250469" class="attach" src="/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/post-180-0-10920200-1428954889_thumb.jpg" alt="IMG_20150413_111656.jpg" width="300" height="225" /></a> The "notch" in the stern lip has been removed just behind the drain plug. <a id="ipb-attach-url-218825-0-23234200-1443250469" class="resized_img" title="IMG_20150413_111456.jpg - Size: 63.35KB" href="http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/uploads//monthly_04_2015/post-180-0-14209200-1428955433.jpg" rel="lightbox[4916407]"><img id="ipb-attach-img-218825-0-23234200-1443250469" class="attach" src="/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/post-180-0-14209200-1428955433_thumb.jpg" alt="IMG_20150413_111456.jpg" width="300" height="225" /></a> <a class="resized_img" title="IMG_20150413_111418.jpg - Size: 93.58KB" href="http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/uploads//monthly_04_2015/post-180-0-08343300-1428955457.jpg" rel="lightbox[4916407]"><img id="ipb-attach-img-218826-0-23245500-1443250469" class="attach" src="/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/post-180-0-08343300-1428955457_thumb.jpg" alt="IMG_20150413_111418.jpg" width="169" height="225" /></a> The foredeck now has a rib for added stiffness. <a id="ipb-attach-url-218824-0-23223300-1443250469" class="resized_img" title="IMG_20150413_111821.jpg - Size: 50.63KB" href="http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/uploads//monthly_04_2015/post-180-0-81544600-1428954941.jpg" rel="lightbox[4916387]"><img id="ipb-attach-img-218824-0-23223300-1443250469" class="attach" src="/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/post-180-0-81544600-1428954941_thumb.jpg" alt="IMG_20150413_111821.jpg" width="169" height="225" /></a>
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