New Posts New Posts RSS Feed: Wife experience helm & Husband 95kg crew
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Register Register  Login Login

Wife experience helm & Husband 95kg crew

 Post Reply Post Reply Page  123 6>
Author
Jonoandnic View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie


Joined: 13 Mar 16
Location: Kent
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 8
Post Options Post Options   Quote Jonoandnic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Wife experience helm & Husband 95kg crew
    Posted: 13 Mar 16 at 7:44pm
My wife and I have just sold are Topaz Xenon and are now looking for a new racing dinghy, we found the Xenon slightly over powered when using spinnaker over a force 5, and hopeless in light winds due to the heavy crew, me......
Just wondered if any one has some ideas/experience what we should get next, 2000, Argo, RS 200, Lark, Merlin Rocket, Scopion, Laser vago or any other ideas 

We enjoy are racing together and just need get the right dinghy for a heavy crew who is still learning but learning quickly 

J&N 


Edited by Jonoandnic - 13 Mar 16 at 7:53pm
Back to Top
Rupert View Drop Down
Really should get out more
Really should get out more


Joined: 11 Aug 04
Location: Whitefriars sc
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 7649
Post Options Post Options   Quote Rupert Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Mar 16 at 8:02pm
Fireball?
Firefly 2324, Lightning 130, Puffin 229, Leader, Topper 44496, yellow Minisail
Back to Top
realnutter View Drop Down
Posting king
Posting king


Joined: 17 Nov 15
Location: Reading, UK
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 129
Post Options Post Options   Quote realnutter Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Mar 16 at 8:19pm
Ahem... without trying to be impolite, what's your total crew weight?

An N12 might suit... No spinny, but that's a bonus in my opinion...
Back to Top
Jonoandnic View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie


Joined: 13 Mar 16
Location: Kent
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 8
Post Options Post Options   Quote Jonoandnic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Mar 16 at 8:28pm
About 160kg in total 
Back to Top
realnutter View Drop Down
Posting king
Posting king


Joined: 17 Nov 15
Location: Reading, UK
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 129
Post Options Post Options   Quote realnutter Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Mar 16 at 8:37pm
Maybe a little heavy for an N12.. but different designs carry weight better...  They are insanely complex boats though... my 1984 one has adjustability on all three stays, on the water.. plus the dangly pole.. a few more ropes...

Perhaps a Merlin might be right for you... similar levels of complexity, but a bit bigger...

If you want to play in a 12, I'm in Berkshire, and yes, I am trying to sell it!  350 inc trailer, and you can take it away!


Back to Top
Jonoandnic View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie


Joined: 13 Mar 16
Location: Kent
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 8
Post Options Post Options   Quote Jonoandnic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Mar 16 at 8:40pm
Guess we both must loss a few KG's  Wink
Back to Top
JimC View Drop Down
Really should get out more
Really should get out more
Avatar

Joined: 17 May 04
Location: United Kingdom
Online Status: Online
Posts: 5419
Post Options Post Options   Quote JimC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Mar 16 at 8:42pm
You're not going to fit up the front of an RS200 at that weight, I know 'cause I don't. RS400 in theory would be a reasonable choice, but the mainsail is fearfully heavy for some reason, which might not suit your good lady. Certainly I find it unacceptable for me.
Where you sail probably makes a difference and is worth listing. also what popular local classes are, if only because they'll be the easiest to get a trip round the bay in.
Back to Top
craiggo View Drop Down
Really should get out more
Really should get out more
Avatar

Joined: 01 Apr 04
Location: United Kingdom
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 1723
Post Options Post Options   Quote craiggo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Mar 16 at 8:42pm
The big question is do any fleets exist at your home club. While you might not be absolutely perfectly sized, you'd be better off sailing amongst others who you can learn from and compete directly against.

Albacores, GP14s, Enterprises, Kestrel, etc. would all work.
Graduate 2928
OK 2071
Back to Top
Jonoandnic View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie


Joined: 13 Mar 16
Location: Kent
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 8
Post Options Post Options   Quote Jonoandnic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Mar 16 at 8:48pm
Does anyone know about Larks we saw them last week at the dinghy show? 
Back to Top
JimC View Drop Down
Really should get out more
Really should get out more
Avatar

Joined: 17 May 04
Location: United Kingdom
Online Status: Online
Posts: 5419
Post Options Post Options   Quote JimC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Mar 16 at 8:57pm
Might be a tad substantial for a Lark.
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  123 6>

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Bulletin Board Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 9.665y
Copyright ©2001-2010 Web Wiz