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With bad knees avoid any boat you need to kneel in when winds are light, ideally you need one with a thwart to sit on and a aft deck you can sit on.
I have recently purchased a Mirror, I haven't had a problem with the jib. 
Only capsized it once, rigging failure, found it difficult to get back in, caused by recovering from broken ribs, not sure how easy for a fit person ?
Streaker a good boat for you.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote singlehander Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Aug 17 at 9:35pm
By coincidence (since I hadn't mentioned wanting to buy a boat yet), I went over to the lake this evening and the sailor with the Streaker was there, and said that if I was interested, there are a couple of affordable s/hand ones for sale that I could look at. And I can try hers at our upcoming Ladies Day. It was too windy/gusty for me to go out in the Solo this evening, and no spare crew for a GP14.

In the meantime, I'll see if I can try out the full-size sail on the Solo, since winds are forecast to be manageable on the next two club sailing days. I'm told it shouldn't be much harder to control, just quicker to get up to speed. It should fit and trim better than the Bplan.

Thanks for all the suggestions and helping out a newbie - your advice was pretty unanimous, and supported IRL (though as I said in my OP, almost all the club ladies currently sail Lasers).

I expect to end up with a Streaker, and will keep you posted.




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You might also want to look at a 'Splash'.

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If you want support from an active class association and open meeting circuits, then the streaker is a miles ahead compared to the splash, if you are just looking for something to sail on your local bit of water then the splash might be a cheaper prospect.
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Hi I am 72 and like many not as agile as I would like to be and the old knee issue is also there resulting sometimes in cramp.

I also looked and tried many boats but don't be fooled by the 'go fast brigade' buy a boat that suits you.

I also sail mainly single handed and one boat I bet you have not tried is a Hartley 12 or 12.2, they are very roomy, can be sailed with just the main, or main and jib, or main and asymmetric sail.

The are sold sometimes as trainers boat don't be fooled they can shift believe me, they have a centre board, high boom, open transom, and are very forgiving and easy to right and get back aboard.

Also Hartley boats is a great company to deal with based in Derby, no I do not work for them just a happy customer 
https://www.hartleyboats.com/index.php?id=97


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A number of our lighter members go for streaker - possibly with the Splash sail (Reduced rig).

Consider a Solo with full rig - the sail controls allow depowering quite well and there is a range of mast stiffness to match different helm weights.
Look for a needlespar mast ( most flexible) with a sail cut to match.
A lot of the rigs are available s/hand as people change rigs.
Above all, try a dinghy to see if you like it before buying.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote iGRF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Aug 17 at 10:12am
Originally posted by ColPrice2002


Look for a needlespar mast

Colin


Now there's a blast from my past, I used a needlespar mast in 1979-81, I bet I might even be able to put my hands on it somewhere in the loft of the board store down the club, are they still made? Is it true they still get used on Dinghys?

I'm off to google.
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