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Post Options Post Options   Quote Medway Maniac Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Aug 14 at 8:49am
Brilliant - gets the weight right aft as the wind drops off, and gets the bow well in for those hairy reaches   
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Thanks, that really made me laugh!

The answer is simple then - put the pivot point near the transom. Make it out of carbon and what's not to like?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Medway Maniac Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Aug 14 at 9:27am
Then you'd just need one 'device' pivoted on the transom below the tiller.  Aft bridle, off-the-boom sheeting and a gnav and away you go.  Wire-to-wire tackers eat your hearts out.

Darting around the office on your castored swivel chair would be the ideal training.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Andymac Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Aug 14 at 9:27am
If there was a prize for conversions, then my vote would go to the GP14 converted to a scale 3 masted sailing ship.

www.festinalente.org.uk/photos/newbelleisle/album/index.html

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Post Options Post Options   Quote robinft Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Aug 14 at 9:36am
Originally posted by Andymac

If there was a prize for conversions, then my vote would go to the GP14 converted to a scale 3 masted sailing ship.

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www.festinalente.org.uk/photos/newbelleisle/album/index.html


I agree, apart from the red ensign...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote iGRF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Aug 14 at 9:50am
One day I'll come across a 49er rig at the right price and we'll see what the V2 can do in it's current state. That or a B14 rig.
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would be great in a post apocalyptic world, with a couple of machine guns mounted to it!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote sargesail Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Aug 14 at 8:23pm
Now that's an entirely new image GRF as the Mel Gibson character in Waterworld, atop a non-catamaran dinghy as wide as the original boat, complete with his trademark split cheek wetsuit.

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