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    Posted: 04 May 06 at 12:52pm

OK - I 'm actively looking for a new toy. The prospect of babysitting grandparents moving close to us raises the possibility of me and my wife going sailing together [at the same time!] for the first time in ages. I'm 110kgs and currently sail a Finn and a Star . We're looking for a good boat that I can helm and my wife [fairly normal size] can crew in, and still be competitive without me sinking the back end of the boat. My wife prefers not to trapeze [but to be honest she has never really tried?]

The 59er is the current favourite but doesn't seem too popular with the masses at the moment. We think the RS400 might be a bit, well, slow with me in it

What does the forum reckon the best boat to get then? Is the 59er worth buying [any for sale?]

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check out the subject all about 59ers on this forum, loads of good information amongst all the chat
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The 59er is a thing of beauty, but she can be a cruel mistress. The 400 on the other hand is like sailing a bucket!
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How about and Opsrey or an FD, they carry weight very well and do seem to work well with mixed crews (heavy helm, light crew).

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Originally posted by Rupert

Dare I mention a Wayfarer?!

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No Way! A Wayfarer is totally out of the question! This is meant to be for fun, otherwise we'll end up taking the kids and the mother-in-law!

59er sounds pretty cool. Next step will be to try and organise a test sail somewhere in the north of the UK and then probably try and find one.

Does anybody know what the PY is?

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Originally posted by Rupert

Dare I mention a Wayfarer?!


I dont think ive ever heard such filthy language!!
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59er is your best bet mate, I've had some excellent "discussions" on the boat and its clear that there isn't another option.  No doubt its put together well and apparently is very comfortable to sail, and the kite makes for good fun.  Not many other boats will take your weight!

 

PYfor the 59er is 905, so its a quick boat without a doubt. 

 

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Originally posted by KennyR

No Way! A Wayfarer is totally out of the question! This is meant to be for fun, otherwise we'll end up taking the kids and the mother-in-law!

Tee Hee! I think you've got a choice between 59er, Osprey and FD then, really!

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