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I used to have good racing in my 49er against a well sailed Boss that had the larger spinnaker. I remember a lengthy downwind leg (several miles) where there was very little in it.

The Boss was a big boat and the kite sheets in particular were very heavy, and the carbon wings that slid in tubes which chewed off all the pro grip were a pain.

I'd go with what others have said and go for a cheap 49er with the old rev 9 rig, it's a much more refined boat and you can still buy spares!
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I reckon the Javelin's a classier boat for whatever my opinion is worth.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote iiitick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Sep 14 at 6:52am
40 Javs at recent Europeans in Germany, my mates were 11th. They are classy old trucks. I used to own 345....I think. It was called Pheasant Plucker and this was written in huge letters down the side. I took it off. A very dated rather "Carry On" joke!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote laserboy404 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Sep 14 at 8:26am
Don't get me wrong, the Javelin is going nowhere, she always has been my favourite boat out of all that I've sailed and I'm sure that's not gonna change. Just fancied taking a look at some skiff type hooliganism!
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Originally posted by laserboy404

Don't get me wrong, the Javelin is going nowhere, she always has been my favourite boat out of all that I've sailed and I'm sure that's not gonna change. Just fancied taking a look at some skiff type bimbling, fudging and scouring the internet for non-existent replacement parts!

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Get a B14...
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Okay so talk to me about older 49ers... I had discounted assuming that any that were affordable would basically be thrashed to death...

What rig and age (sail numbers) are worth looking at? Presumably the really old ones will be worn out?
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Also having had a flick through apollo duck, the B14 pricing looks somewhat more realistic that any niners that are on there currently... Unfortunately I already have a laser for when i want to punish myself hiking...
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Clearly a case for the creation of a Frankenboat.
the same, but different...

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jack Sparrow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Sep 14 at 11:13am
Originally posted by laserboy404

That 14 looks a good buy, but I imagine the (massive) weight of the 5k probably makes it a slightly more stable platform?



Err... hang on, if stability is required a 49er IS NOT WHAT YOU WANT! So I'd park that idea.

int 14 penultimate
RS800
BOSS
SPICE
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Take the wings off an ISO and stick another wire on it.

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