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    Posted: 15 Sep 20 at 2:25pm
Originally posted by Dougaldog

We've had this question before and it was also explored fully on 'other' forums. Even Sam has it wrong this time - the picture he posted shows a narrow lowrider but with a carbon rig. The reduction in weight aloft was a game changer - but go back just a bit further and you have narrow hulled lowriders with heavy alloy masts, the boats that are widely acknowledged as the most difficult of all the dinghies to sail...

Umm... used to sail a lowrider alloy rig Moth without much issue. A Mag5 which most will say were harder than the very narrow lowriders, because of the steering effect of the hull shape combined with the alloy rig. But nothing beat me up like a MustoSkiff. All be it, my one go was in a harsh gusty F5+, and I'm 5'3". Haven't sailed a RS300, but I'd imagine it will have the same issues an RS100 has - for us proper sized people. Again the only time I've sailed one it was sporting the 10.2m rig and it was honking. If you don't have leg length they are both a bitch due to soap dish interiors. 

Boats are difficult for different reasons for different people.

But one boat that is undeniably very difficult is a modern UK Cherub.


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Originally posted by iGRF

So you took a single hander on honeymoon They can be so unreasonable.  

Indeed. What else are you supposed to do on honeymoon?   Approve


Er just a thought.. you didn't take your mother as well by any chance?
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Originally posted by iGRF

So you took a single hander on honeymoon 
They can be so unreasonable.  

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So you took a single hander on honeymoon and your wife turned out to be a bitch, why does that not surprise me?
They can be so unreasonable.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Chris_H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Sep 20 at 1:50pm
Originally posted by H2

So Chris - when I read your post first time I thought your wife was your mother....then I re-read it and worked out they were both there but different people...phew

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Yeah, perhaps could have worded it better. ;-)  Though my wife turned out to be a bitch and we divorced some years later. My mother, I cant divorce her  .....  ;-) 
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So Chris - when I read your post first time I thought your wife was your mother....then I re-read it and worked out they were both there but different people...phew
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Originally posted by Chris_H

  (yes, I took it on honeymoon).
I guess having seen your first attempt and being newlywed she fancied the life insurance she was now eligible for....
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My RS600 (#802) was the most difficult boat I have sailed. When I first took delivery of it many moons ago, when the previous generation RS were at Chandlers Ford (now Romsey), I went straight to Stokes Bay SC, rigged it, and went for my first sail. I promptly capsized within 50 yds off the beach. A few blasts later and many more capsizes, I became exhausted and need the help of a safety boat after a particularly troublesome multiple windward capsize. All this in front of my future wife and my mother. I eventually got to grips with it and later had a fun time at Lake Garda on honeymoon in 1997 - pictured here (yes, I took it on honeymoon). Fab, if difficult, boat




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Post Options Post Options   Quote Smight at BBSC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Sep 20 at 8:48am
Sailed an older lower rider moth, not sure on design but it had a tin rig and was an absolute b*s*a*rd, might have been something to do with the boat itself as most of it didn't seem to work. Never got on with a 300 either but the moth was definitely harder to just sail. 

Saying that my RS 600 beat me up for a good few years before I got to grips with it. A particularly demoralizing Bloody Mary of many capsizes was a low point but I took some solace in finding the leak which seemed to magnify the boat's death wish on that occasion!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote GarethT Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Sep 20 at 9:47am
The only boat I've tried that I would say was really difficult to sail (as opposed to difficult to sail well) was my Magnum 9.9 moth in force 2 and below. Like riding a bike it was stable at speed, but I really struggled in the light stuff.
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