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Post Options Post Options   Quote Pondling Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Mar 06 at 6:55pm
you could stay in the 9er for a while n move up after getting some good results so you leave on a high. are you in any squads? but u might want to stay in the 29er for the ISAFS next year...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 29er397 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Mar 06 at 6:57pm

what would i expect to pay for a competitive twin trap? (not including maintanaince costs ) erm... any others pearls of wisdom would be welcome - nothing in particular.

 

we are in the scottish national squad - not sure if itll last long as there is only 3 youth boats in the country and 1 of them has just left the squad, and next year both of the other 2 boats will no longer be youths. i think this will be the first and only year of the RYA scottish 29er squad



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Originally posted by 29er397

p.s our price range for a new boat would be 4000 max really which is slightly flexible (dad wont be able to retire for a little longer! )


Aquamarina has just come on the market for 5200 if you can stretch that far...

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Post Options Post Options   Quote 29er397 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Mar 06 at 7:05pm

cheers guys - see who wouldnt want to be part of such a friendly class  ill get back 2 u on that 1

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oh yeah and... w000hhh go cherubs!!
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I would not describe sailing a 49er at 130Kgs fun, more like wet and expensive! Speaking from experience...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 29er397 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Mar 06 at 5:56pm

Originally posted by Jon Emmett

I would not describe sailing a 49er at 130Kgs fun, more like wet and expensive! Speaking from experience...

any change in class will be hapenning at the end of the 2006 season, and as we both have at least an extra 2 inches to grow in height and i expect we will both fill out a fair bit maybe not fully by then but im sure we will be bigger. the wet part is half of the fun, but the exspense isnt so fun. we also considered an rs800 which would definatly be more suitable but considering tom crewed for 1 for a year when he was 14 i think we fancy a chalenge (not that it wouldnt be).

the fact that we will be chainging class at the end of the season, i would be suprised if aquamariner stayed on the market for that long. 5000 would be the very upper limit of the budget and even then dad would need alot of persuasion.



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Post Options Post Options   Quote nathan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Mar 06 at 7:42pm
more than just being wet.. more akin to banging your head against a brick wall.. and paying copiously for the pleasure!!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 29er397 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Mar 06 at 8:05pm
if i wasnt confident that we had enough skill to sail the boat then i wouldnt even think about it, obviously the upper limits of wind strength that we could sail in would suffer because of our weight, but we will grow into the boat, we may be light but arnt short arses!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote carshalton fc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Mar 06 at 10:59am
even though i hate to say it.  a cherub would probily be your best option there is no point getting a 49er and everytime there is a f4-5 u just get spanked.  at least u will be able to sail the cherub.   
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