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Post Options Post Options   Quote Medway Maniac Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Jul 15 at 2:04pm
Compared to the others on your list, the Phantom is head and shoulders above for speed and pedigree-feeling.  By no means too stable as you seem to be supposing with "a little flat on the water as I want a thrill too".  You can lay it on one chine for a rest, but just try sailing it dead upright on all points of sailing - you'll have your work cut out!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote giwy1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jul 15 at 3:00pm
Ok excellent thanks for all the advice.

So I have almost made my decision which is to go for a phantom, 1 thing I have found is that the early epoxy boats have issues with cracking on the top where you sit, so this worries me as I am 20St?

What is the year of the early epoxy ones?

The other boat that I have not ruled out is the RS Vareo, is this a bit stronger???
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Post Options Post Options   Quote giwy1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jul 15 at 10:57pm
Ok so after a lot of discussions etc I have decided on the phantom, I have read a lot about them and the different masts etc. so last question grp or epoxy, which is stronger? 

There are claims on the phantom website that early epoxy ones crack?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote fish n ships Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jul 15 at 11:17pm
Anything after 1175 or so I believe had reinforced sidedecks, I'd check on the class association website. Also pretty much all the boats after this are epoxy which are much better than the grp ones that preceded then.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rich96 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Jul 15 at 5:01pm
Epoxy Phantoms started well before S/N 1175 - more like 1100

If you are just wanting to sail (rather than race) an earlier GRP would be ok (less stiff and heavier but much cheaper)

Don't think its a beginners boat - it can be a proper handful when its blowing. But great boats.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote gordon1277 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Jul 15 at 5:10pm
Hi
I had a grp boat and would not recomend one for someone of your size.
They can be soft and if built down to weight fragile as mine was.
Great boat and will give you a buzz reaching against most boats.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote about  a boat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Jul 15 at 9:44am
I have a Phantom for sale if you want to have a go. Message me.
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