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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rupert Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Nov 06 at 4:14pm
I'd have said all the above boats need to be sat out...I'm about the same height and weight as you, and have sailed many singlehanders. All involve a lot of back movement, so if that is really a problem, then you may find that boats like Mirrors and Gulls fit the bill better. The big drawback is that they are slow, of course.
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What about a boat with stabilisers - like a Dart 15. Will reduce the hiking and rplace it with sitting on the side.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Contender443 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Nov 10 at 10:17pm
p.s 53 is not old - I would say 80 is old for a dinghy sailor. There are 70 years sailing Contenders plus there is the odd pensioner sailing RS100s in Kent.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ex laser Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Nov 10 at 3:15pm
Originally posted by Wave Rider

Lightning's are good boats. Carbon/glass top section of mast to let those big gusts out of the BIG sail.


another vote for the lightning!

good boat and you dont have to hike to hard, you can just perch! LOL
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Originally posted by turnturtle

Originally posted by Contender443

... plus there is the odd pensioner sailing RS100s in Kent.

LOL LOL LOL



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He's 57 now, and might have found a boat. How on earth did a 2006 thread make it to the top of the pile?
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Originally posted by Rupert

He's 57 now, and might have found a boat. How on earth did a 2006 thread make it to the top of the pile?
 
 
 
LOL LOL
 
I'll add my 2 penneth though......the current scourge of the south coast is the lighter experienced sailor in a 4.7, unstoppable in any reasonable breeze.
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