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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rupert Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Nov 13 at 9:22am
Just been thinking about boats I've sailed. Little point in listing all the well known ones, but who else on here can say they have sailed a Gannet? There will be more who have sailed a Duckling. How about an Embassy? The Beachcomber should be known by a few, and the Goblin?

And on Sunday I'm hoping to add the Icon to the list, thanks to Mike L. Not that I think it ranks with the above for being obscure!
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Owned: Merlin Rocket, Laser, RS600, Musto Skiff (in that order)
Regularly: 505, Sonata (regularly for a few seasons)

Sailed: Byte, Phantom (tin rig), Blaze, RS400, Lark, Laser 2, YW Dayboat, lots of goes in an old FD too

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RS300, ex Musto Skiff
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Need to add sailed a Solo last weekend....

Lowered the average age of the fleet considerably and managed to beat most of the local Solo guys in both races....think that may have turned a head or 2.....

Not bad in light airs on a boat with a flat cut sail and a floppy mast (they guy who sails it is 10 stone wringing wet) with my 13 1/2 stone of lard in it.
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Owned; Mirror, Enterprise, 4 Lasers, 4 505s, 2 RS300s, 2 Grads,2 RS400s, Fireball, Osprey.
Sailed fairly often; Hornet, Flying Fifteen, Lark, Firefly,RS100, Laser 4000, RS200, Laser 2000, Sigma 8m, Solo, Sonata, Wayfarer, GP14, Pico.
Once; Jollyboat, Tornado, Dart 18, Beaufort, 49er, Radial, Gull. Forgotten others.
Test sailed about 3 boats per year for about 20 years, can't remember all but here's a few; RS500, 600, 800, Vareo, Vision, X1 Riverboat, Icon, Int Canoe, Moth, Melges 24,Topper Omega, Topper Cruz,Topper Xenon, Buzz,Blaze, Laser eps, Streaker,K1, classic Merlin, modern Merlin, MX-Ray, 29er...
Would like to sail; a one design people's foiler. Strict one design, simpler than current ones, cheaper. Think Volkswagen.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote The Moo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Nov 13 at 9:28pm
Had a long think about this at lunchtime. Quite a trip down memory lane.

Boats currently owned

National 12 and Sprint 15.

Boats previously owned in no special order

3 National 12s, 2 Cherubs, 2 Streakers, Miracle, Laser, Laser 2 Regatta,
International 14, 1/2 share in Fireball, 1/2 share in 505, Comet, RS300 and British Moth.

Other boats sailed

Mirror, Heron, GP14 Enterprise, Wanderer, International Moth, International Canoe, Flying Fifteen, Solo, Lightning, Supernova, Foxer, Pacer, Wayfarer, Otter, Javelin, Firefly, Laser Pico, Topaz, Tideway, RS Feva, RS Vareo, RS200, RS400, 29er, Hobie 14, Optimist, Zephyr, Lark, Merlin Rocket, Topper, Topaz, Comet Duo and Comet Trio

On the To Do List (for now!)

OK, Phantom, Icon and X1 Riverboat.


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Owned, 36 r, Marblehead, 10 Rater (models). Brown box like an Oppy, Grad, Lark, Javelin, Laser 2, Tasar, Merlin Rocket, Zoom, Lightning x 2, Byte c2 x2.

Sailed or crewed, GP 14, Laser, Iso, Enterprise, B14, 505, Topper, Fireball, probably others but I forget. 

I was crap in all of them. Claim to fame?
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It is a claim to fame, but it's one you will have share. Wink

I am also crap, whatever boat I sail. LOLbut I do have fun!))
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I wonder how this would compare with other equivalent bits of hardware. I've certainly owned and sailed much more variety in boats than I have cars. I must have ridden some hundreds of different motorcycles though, but that's because I worked in the trade for a few years.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote yellowwelly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Nov 13 at 11:44am
For some people I think the equipment intensive sports creates a side line hobby.  I'm certainly far more interested the boats that are out there, the boards I have sailed and the snowboard kit I've used than any of the trainers or rackets  I might have used on badminton court when I played that as a kid.  You see the same in cycling, although personally cycling kit seems the dullest of the dull to me.   LOL  

Some people get as much pleasure from building or renovating a boat as they do racing it.  And we can't deny the technical aspects that drive the desires of development class sailors- I don't buy for one minute it's all just about incremental performance improvements on the race course, it can also be about just making something nicer, or simply an interest in experimentation.

Sailing's a divserse sport... from the zero equipment yacht crew (bar some wellies and oillies) to the highly tuned world of something like C-Class... lots to offer everyone. 


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Originally posted by yellowwelly


Some people get as much pleasure from building or renovating a boat as they do racing it.  And we can't deny the technical aspects that drive the desires of development class sailors- I don't buy for one minute it's all just about incremental performance improvements on the race course, it can also be about just making something nicer, or simply an interest in experimentation.

Sailing's a divserse sport... from the zero equipment yacht crew (bar some wellies and oillies) to the highly tuned world of something like C-Class... lots to offer everyone. 




I certainly enjoy fiddling with my boats as much as I do sailing them, in fact some I definitely enjoy the renovation more than the sailing.  I suppose also the perfectionist in me finds it hardf to any boat that doesn't work as it should.
the same, but different...

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