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    Posted: 22 Jan 08 at 8:40pm
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I have been sailing a Laser 3000 then a Cherub and now want to go with something single handed. I dont want something that will get boring down wind but it must have either hydrofoils or a trapeze. If it dosent have foils it must come with a kite. Any suggestions? Im about 11 stone and 16yo and can go to bout 4000

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MPS, RS700 or maybe a RS600 as a 1st step into the 700?!

All great boats, very wet and exciting!

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you might be able to get a nice 700 for that money
but getting the 600 would be a good call
cuz they're damn difficult boats to sail and you can go to quite alot of boats after because of that
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buy a 600 then you can always buy foils for it.  Or if you wanted move into the 700 they both seem to provide good value for money.
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Wat does any1 think of a 600ff or a moth if not i would like something with a kite for a extra umph down wind
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Moths are great fun, and the 600ff is growing pretty quickly and is pretty popular, not sailed one though. I have sailed a normal 600, pretty hard to sail despite only having one sail, the hull is rounded and is therefore extremely tippy. the 700 is a bit of a heavy boat, I didn't like it much, but it is easier than a musto but if you don't mind gettign wet the first few times, then I would just get a musto. Steep learning curve but I am sure it would pay off .

I wouldn't buy the RS700, as couple months later you will just be wanting a musto. I'm trying to get a Musto at the moment too, if not might go for a moth or a 600ff.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote GBR884 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Jan 08 at 10:13pm

I'd go for a 600 and then after a while if that isn't exciting/tippy enough (unlikely!!) then go for a musto or fit foils to the 600.

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Asymmetric Canoe?
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Originally posted by Chris Bridges

I wouldn't buy the RS700, as couple months later you will just be wanting a musto.

As the RS700 gets better champs attendances in the UK than the Musto skiff (see the YY table) its a pretty good bet that statement isn't true for everyone...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Chris Bridges Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Jan 08 at 8:14am
I guess, but a lot of people I know have started on the RS700 and have soon realised they should have just gone straight to the musto. But maybe they had their eyes set on a musto in the first place.
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