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Post Options Post Options   Quote mattmd Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Oct 10 at 3:50pm
To be honest, ive only been out 3 times, 
it is fantastic boat, quick to rig, fast and not out of control. 
It is a challenge but doesnt feel out of control. 
A pleasure to sail and I would certainly recommend the boat  

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Black no sugar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Oct 10 at 6:01pm
Yep it's a good boat! I have sailed her several times as it used to belong to Contender443. He was planning to name her "Tickety-Boo" but never got round to getting the stickers done. I think she was declared as "Tickety-Boo" in the entries at the Worlds in Medemblik 2007.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mattmd Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Oct 10 at 6:40pm
Thats interesting, I was thinking of calling it "AquaHolic" Just quite fitting i feel  Beer
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Post Options Post Options   Quote winging it Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Oct 10 at 7:25pm
Originally posted by mattmd

Thats interesting, I was thinking of calling it "AquaHolic" Just quite fitting i feel  Beer


heh, I called it all kinds of names.... Wink
the same, but different...

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Post Options Post Options   Quote PeterG Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Oct 10 at 8:29pm
how's the first summer gone in the Contender? getting too achy for hiking and I'm seriously considering a Contender now

Great though Contenders are, and in many ways a lot nicer than hiking (I certainly enjoy going past the Lasers on a long upwind leg), I think the truth of it is that they just make you ache in different places - after a couple of great sails on Sunday, and not been sailing as much as I'd like recently, I woke up on Mon morning thinking I probably needed a hip and a knee replacement! The aches had mostly gone by midday, but Contenders certainly aren't ache free, at least for those of us of a certain age.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Bootscooter Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Nov 10 at 3:38pm
If anyone's after a proper cheap (but solid) Contender for the winter to see if it's for them, then do get in touch Wink.  (Trying to raise funds for a newer Topper for daughter)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mattmd Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Nov 10 at 10:48pm
I might be interested in some "proper cheap" parts if you have any, as you can never have too many spares i.e sails, rudders etc etc 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Bootscooter Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Nov 10 at 11:06pm
No "spare parts" to speak of (comes with 3 sails), but you could have a whole boat, trolley, everything as spares for a mere 500! LOL
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