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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sam.Spoons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Sep 20 at 9:20am
Originally posted by maxibuddah

Originally posted by Sam.Spoons

Whether or not the 300 is 'difficult' to sail is not the question being asked though, it's more a question of what is harder to sail... any suggestions?


Look at the top of the page, it literally says “what is the most difficult...”

The point being 'most difficult' (aka 'hardest' LOL) which the RS300 is only if there is nothing else that is more difficult.  Wink

I guess there are people who find Lowrider Moths and RS300s easy to sail but which one is easiest (or, if you prefer hardest or most difficult)?
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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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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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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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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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Post Options Post Options   Quote H2 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Sep 20 at 1:47pm
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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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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Post Options Post Options   Quote iGRF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Sep 20 at 2:01pm
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 2:04pm
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So you took a single hander on honeymoon 
They can be so unreasonable.  

Indeed. What else are you supposed to do on honeymoon?   Approve
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Post Options Post Options   Quote iGRF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Sep 20 at 3:05pm
Originally posted by Chris_H


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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