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Post Options Post Options   Quote 2547 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Jan 18 at 5:18pm
Incredible that Jack has kept this going ... some dedication to the cause ...

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It is impressive. I think it is also that the boat looks fun, so we all still enjoy reading about people with the get up and go to stop reading and start building.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Do Different Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Jan 18 at 6:24pm
Absolutely Rupert and also how refreshing it is to have seen minimal fretting about what rating it is allocated. 
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If I was 20 (ok maybe 40) years younger and had the time and skills........

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Originally posted by Sam.Spoons

If I was 20 (ok maybe 40) years younger and had the time and skills........

+1 to that, and subtract 10kg or so...
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Jack: how have the Farrs got on at Lyme? I understand the usual open sea conditions there tend to favour longer boats.
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They have been getting on fine at Lyme. There is another interested young sailor at Lyme to. We just need to find a way to get him a boat! To my knowledge there haven't been many A over T incidents, even in the prevailing Lyme conditions. But at the end of the day that's one of the fun things about the boat. It's light, lively and doesn't need super star skills to handle, but provides enough interest to make you want to master it. 
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Originally posted by Jack Sparrow

They have been getting on fine at Lyme. There is another interested young sailor at Lyme to. We just need to find a way to get him a boat! To my knowledge there haven't been many A over T incidents, even in the prevailing Lyme conditions. But at the end of the day that's one of the fun things about the boat. It's light, lively and doesn't need super star skills to handle, but provides enough interest to make you want to master it. 

The swell is pretty long at Lyme so there shouldn't be any problems; i would have thought the problems would be more in the short chop.

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Originally posted by 2547

Originally posted by Jack Sparrow

They have been getting on fine at Lyme. There is another interested young sailor at Lyme to. We just need to find a way to get him a boat! To my knowledge there haven't been many A over T incidents, even in the prevailing Lyme conditions. But at the end of the day that's one of the fun things about the boat. It's light, lively and doesn't need super star skills to handle, but provides enough interest to make you want to master it. 

The swell is pretty long at Lyme so there shouldn't be any problems; i would have thought the problems would be more in the short chop.


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I can honestly say that I have not noticed the lack of length being a problem for me at Lyme (add your own witty comments here!).  If you have the big waves that Lyme is famous for then chances are that you also have wind and will be trapezing and therefore will also be planing, so length becomes less important (or again here!).  I guess it might be slightly easier to get it wrong downwind on broad reaches but my last A over T was down to incompetence (again!) and not bothering to put my foot in the loop going down over a wave and thus slipping forward, loosing my balance and over we go. 

Upwind in waves when on the trapeze is a joy and you wouldnít notice the length issue at all.  So I really donít think that 3.7 metres is a problem.  The same sadly canít be said of my arthritis which means I canít now get across from one side of the boat to the other quickly enough, but that is another story.  

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