Pogo Photo Gallery
here some detail photos and nice shots.
Want to see pictures of the kit version of the Pogo being assembled ? Surf to this JAPANESE site.
Are you curious about the speed the Pogo can achieve ? Follow this link to the polar curve.
A personal thought about the Pogo;
The Serie Class is a Class were the level is high, and a
Pogo is the most spread in the class.
Sailing a Pogo will bring you up to speed fast, resale is no problem.
The boat is well engineerd and sturdy enough to do the job. As the Pogo is a big success and is raced much it proved itself.
In the 99 Mini Transat a Pogo has been rolled 4 times as he was laying a hull (bad seas were building, many sailors withdraw with damage, out of 70 only 16 did not stop)
and still the mast was standing.Then the sailor set a storm jib and he just saw the speed climbing into the 20 knots and then the boat pitchpoled. This was finally enough to break the mast, no structural damage occurred. It seems that 15 knots is the speedlimit ;*), awesome ?
And the builder participated in a Pogo in the Mini Transat´99, and won the Production Class. So he must have confidence in his product.
One reason not to choose a Pogo for the Transat 650 is that you dislike symmetrical spi's. The Pogo Class organisation did not vote in favour (2003) for this change.
Nothing withstand you to buy the Pogo2 setup and place it on the Pogo, only you will be clasified as a Proto. It is one of my critic points, I like the rotating bowsprit.