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Originally posted by Dakota

Comparing the weight of a RS200 at 78kg to a N12 at 78kgs ( including mast and centreboard) seems to suggest the 200 is no light weight but itís no porker either .
It seems to sit in that nice average  space ,weight wise. 

An RS200 does not weigh 78kgs all complete; that is a marketing definition of hull weight which isn't comparable with what you'd normally expect.

I believe that figure is the weight of the hull before it's fitted out,

It would be more useful to see the all up weight of boats quoted rather than something not clearly defined. I weighed my RS200 at 96kgs which was bare hull with board fitted.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dakota Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Nov 22 at 3:25pm
Originally posted by Old Timer

Originally posted by Dakota

Comparing the bare hull weight of a RS200 at 78kg to a N12 at 78kgs ( including mast and centreboard) seems to suggest the 200 is no light weight but itís no porker either .
It seems to sit in that nice average  space ,weight wise. 

An RS200 does not weigh 78kgs all complete; that is a marketing definition of hull weight which isn't comparable with what you'd normally expect.

I believe that figure is the weight of the hull before it's fitted out,

It would be more useful to see the all up weight of boats quoted rather than something not clearly defined. I weighed my RS200 at 96kgs which was bare hull with board fitted.

Have corrected my post for accuracy, and to represent what I had meant to post .  Smile Smile

Totally agree all up weight is a much useful thing to know .


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Originally posted by Mozzy

Well, we won the endeavour sailing at 145 kilos, so it carries weight pretty well. I did the nationals at 126, finishing 2nd, Elliott and Martin were 140. 

It's twitchy compared to a GP14, but not that twitchy compared to a N12. For a race boat, rather than a 'trainer racer' like a 2000 I would say it is about as unremarkable in it's handling as is possible to get. 

Well, you can say "it carries weight pretty well" if you win at 180 kg. At 145 kg it's more like "it works well mid-range".

If you sail at > 150 kg next to a 120 kg crew you can easily see just how much deeper your boat sits in the water.

And YES, it strangely does feel somewhat wobbly under you compared to e.g. an RS400  if you are closer to 90 kg than to 60 kg. And NO, it does not carry a 90 kg helm well, neither a crew...

(Sorry, I just have to air my frustration... I would by one immediatly if I would be small enough myself  Smile )



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RS do publish all up sailing weights for many of their boats, the RS200 has a sailing weight of 114kg according to their website.

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