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Grateful; for any suggestions as I return to the sport.  Used to sail bosuns & GP14's on my own. Looking for something a bit challenging.  Likely to be only me as crew. It has been suggested I get a Topper Buzz. Grateful for your opinions, comments and thoughts. 
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Contender, Phantom or Finn.
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All of the above
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It also depends on where you sail, ie sea or inland and how big a sailing area you have also what level you are at too.

Not sailed any of the above so can't comment but from spec they are all singlehanders, the contender is the only one with a trapeeze the others are hiking boats.

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Phantomipodock seems to be the current trend for the near clinically obese
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Phantom without a doubt
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another one for phantom (only because its lighter than the finn), but if your good and want extra challenges then you could try a contender for the trapeze experience. test sail each class mentioned and decide for yourself

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Dear All

Thank you for the replies to date. My BMI is a tad better standing at 6feet but overweight all the same.  Good living I say.  The contender appeals to me a tad more and I shall make some more enquiries.  I will be sailing in the sea of the Western Isles.    

Should I discount the Topper Buzz as an option???  Am I not heavy enough for this? 

Or is it more of a two hander??

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The Buzz is a two hander by design. Single handing you'd have to trapeze helm. There's better, purpose built, boats if you want to do that.
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The Buzz is good fun singlehanded, mind. Borrow one and give it a go!

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