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    Posted: 11 Aug 09 at 8:21pm
probably an over asked question but i can't find the topic anywhere

I'm 65 kg, am nearly 17yrs old and have been racing the 29er as a helm (sometimes dabling as a crew) at high level for 3 years (just did the worlds). I have also sailed other boats on occassion (29erxx rs 600) but im soon to make the big leap and i would like to know which boat would be most suitable (im a mental speed freak who loves waves btw ). Any thoughts out there? any and all help welcome.
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pulls up chair..

pass the pop corn.

this could be fun.
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Im 18 and 60 KG and am off to Minorca sailing and intend to hit the MPS and RS700 with force so I'll let you know when I get back
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hey I've sailed the 29er singlehanded quite a lot, and when the crew on the XX decided he was bored of hanging off a wire i sailed that singlehanded i think you'll be disappointed (hopefully )
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Musto Skiff is the best. But most expensive. If the money
was there i would choose this over any of them.

600 is 2nd i reckon and at the prices you can pick them
up at the moment they are by far the best value for
money. Even though downwind sailing without a kite is
rubbish unless its windy.

700 i think is the worst of the 3. From what ive heard
from people who've had/sailed them they aren't very good.
They have a ridiculous handicap too.

If i had the money to buy a Musto Skiff then that would
definately be what i would buy. If i didnt have that much
to spend i would rather spend something like 3000 on a
newer and top condition 600 than spend the same on an old
probably not so good condition 700.
This is what i decided when i was looking for a new boat
recently and im so glad i went for a young and very good
condition 600.



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The topic has been raised and discussed at length on here previously but the short answer is - if you intend to sail mainly windward/leeward courses then get either a Musto or RS700 (see past threads entitled Musto vs RS700 for arguments for and against each - please nobody open that can of worms again!); or if it's round the cans then an RS600 would be the one to go for. Add salty's cost argument to the equation and you should be somewhere near the answer.

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Originally posted by Jamie600

(see past threads entitled Musto vs RS700 for arguments for and against each - please nobody open that can of worms again

Oh why not, I was looking forward to seeing the same old arguments trotted out again.  I've even got the popcorn on and have pulled up a chair next to G.R.F.

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Yes come on, lots of us newbies haven't heard the argument. I've often
wondered why the 700 isn't as popular as the MPS even though very very
few folk can ever say they've mastered an MPS in all conditions and I've
heard the 700 is easier to sail.

Why is the 700 listed as faster when evidence seems to suggest it isn't.

Was it the result of a better marketing war waged by the MPS'ers who I
must admit do a superb job and they are keen and eager to help would be
riders even though for some of us it's a hopeless cause.

It's a shame the boat is so difficult to master, because the class must rate
as one that would be easy to crack from a winning a championship point
of view, dominated as it is by one bod.

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Originally posted by s.a.l.t.y

Musto Skiff is the best. But most expensive. If the money
was there i would choose this over any of them.

600 is 2nd i reckon and at the prices you can pick them
up at the moment they are by far the best value for
money. Even though downwind sailing without a kite is
rubbish unless its windy.

700 i think is the worst of the 3. From what ive heard
from people who've had/sailed them they aren't very good.
They have a ridiculous handicap too.

If i had the money to buy a Musto Skiff then that would
definately be what i would buy. If i didnt have that much
to spend i would rather spend something like 3000 on a
newer and top condition 600 than spend the same on an old
probably not so good condition 700.
This is what i decided when i was looking for a new boat
recently and im so glad i went for a young and very good
condition 600.


Salty i'm not really sure you should bash the 700 if you havnt sailed one fella!  I'm sure they are a great boat with no doubt some small faults.  But from what i have heard they are a bit more stable then the 6 and the musto.  The musto has obvious pedigree and the quality of both the boat and the fleet is without question.  The 600 seems to of aged really over the past few years, they are great boats (even if i struggled when i borrowed one) but i would be putting my money into a Musto if i has it or a 700 if i didn't.  Last time i checked did the 700 not have abigger open meeting attendance to the 6?

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Post Options Post Options   Quote 600sailor670 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Aug 09 at 11:48am

mental speed freak = hydrofoils

buy cheap 600 and whack foils on it, or buy a boat with the package already fitted out, there's one on the class association website going for 3850

Just an idea

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