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Sleeping in it would be ok without all the racing sails but will be cramped. I know of one guy who used to stay on his boat with his wife and two kids. We have fitted a rolling jib and lack jacks on the main which makes her a great day boat with the massive cockpit
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Hi, We have stayed on board on a few occasions, but you have to understand that the P762 (and including the boats you have listed) don't have a lot of space below, giving most of the space over to a large cockpit. Secondly, it is without doubt a wet boat - if you like the smell of damp sails and two-stroke then you won't mind camping on a Projection, which after a day's racing will have also shipped quite a lot of water. You can camp on them but they're not comfortable!
Why the Projection? Like you I saw one in action, the smallest boat in the fleet, carving its way past much bigger boats during a breezy regatta. For us it has never disappointed, and we have been consistently highly placed in Forth events, this year we are Forth Champions for the second time. The other boats you list... the Platu is fantastic in light winds and scary in a breeze, the J80 is great but slower upwind and has even less space below. Thompson 750 - never seen one in the flesh... And the Corby just isn't my thing. Fast but heavy, and without the appeal. Oh, and more expensive!
If you'd like to know more, we have a sail repair business here; send me a message on chic at saildoctor.co.uk and I'll get in touch. Chic
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hi there 

we have just bought a projection and looking to see how many are left on the east coast ?

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Two at West Mersea, Bananaman, and ex Quiet Tango, and one at Heybridge Basin called Bandit. Not sure if there are any others left it would be nice to know....
Several went to Muritz lake in Germany at a place called Robel a few years ago. They were being very carefully maintained and raced by some very keen guys. If they came back onto the market they would be pretty good buys as they were being really cosseted at no little expense...
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Two in Abersoch, north Wales
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There are still two here on the Forth - still east coast albeit a bit further up, however we have our P762 GBR7636R up for sale. After seven years of brilliant fun it has to make way for a bigger boat! Details on Apollo Duck or pm me.
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Hi,

As Winge said, we've just bought a Projection and racing out of Levington. Does anyone have any advice on rig tension? Also, we're possibly looking into a new Main, again, any advice would be great, ie price, material or if anyone has a decent used one for sale? 

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Private message me your email address and I will send you some rigging notes / tensions
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Loos gauge PT-2M figures:
Lighter to moderate winds we used 27 for the shrouds 23 for lowers
Breezy 30 shrouds, 26 lowers - you need to keep an eye on the pre-bend to take some power out of the main, probably about 60mm at half-way up the mast. This however depends on the sailmaker! From memory the D2's are as little as 9 or 10.

We used Hydes, but we would as we are distributors in Scotland. They have made a lot of sails for Projections and they are quick! Kevlar is probably the best choice (DP X-Tech). Get a quote from your local distributor. Brilliant boat, you are going to have fun...

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Cheers, will have a chat with 1 sails next week. Hopefully getting the boat out next month to give it some tlc ready for the spring. Will play with rig once back in the water. We managed a mid fleet 7 th on boxing day with 3 on board. Found it really hard to stay close to the 6 melges 24's!more practice needed.
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