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I'm sure the 300 speaks highly of you.
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Edit forgot the 300, I took one out once was lucky to get back alive, terrible boat nasty nasty nasty.

I suspect this might say more about iGRF than the 300. As with anything in life you get out what you're prepared to put in. We've already said there's a learning curve involved, but once you've got over that you get a very rewarding boat to sail.
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Originally posted by Steve411

Edit forgot the 300, I took one out once was lucky to get back alive, terrible boat nasty nasty nasty.

I suspect this might say more about iGRF than the 300. As with anything in life you get out what you're prepared to put in. We've already said there's a learning curve involved, but once you've got over that you get a very rewarding boat to sail.

and honestly speaking, the learning isn't even that steep compared to the 600, MPS, 700, Moth etc....  I don't think I capsized in the first few light wind sessions I sailed mine, but there's a definite step change once the breeze fills in firm.
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Its really a question of technique. If you've got what Bethwaite calls fast handling technique dialled properly then with 4 years experience a 300 will not be a great problem. If you haven't, then as well as getting used to a faster responding boat you've also got to unlearn your current reactions and learn new ones, and that's really rather challenging.
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I haven't travelled with mine so I don't know what 'proper' 300 sailors would say, but I do think you need to be nimble and light on your feet in the 300, getting your body weight into the right place quickly seems to matter.
Papa Smurf, you didn't mention the Blaze in your list of possibles. Not my cup of tea but some people like them, fast on a reach and a more stable platform for sure.
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Originally posted by JimC

Its really a question of technique. If you've got what Bethwaite calls fast handling technique dialled properly then with 4 years experience a 300 will not be a great problem. If you haven't, then as well as getting used to a faster responding boat you've also got to unlearn your current reactions and learn new ones, and that's really rather challenging.

That's a fair point. I had to unlearn 20 years of downwind technique when I first got a 300. Had forgotten that.
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Originally posted by piglet

I'm sure the 300 speaks highly of you.

Why is it Australian then?
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That's a fair point. I had to unlearn 20 years of downwind technique when I first got a 300. Had forgotten that.

Uh, that'll be why I'm struggling then.
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That's a fair point. I had to unlearn 20 years of downwind technique when I first got a 300. Had forgotten that.

Uh, that'll be why I'm struggling then.

It's mainly learning to bear away sharply when you get a windward roll on. You need to learn to do it instinctively - it isn't quick enough if you have to think before you do it.  LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Papa Smurf Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Jul 17 at 5:38pm
As it happens we have a couple of Phantom's, a 300, and someone with access to a Solution at the Club.

It looks like the beer is on me.
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