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    Posted: 26 Apr 06 at 8:48pm
we wuold be looking to do the nats, youths, and class open series.

it was a shame you couldn't make it. it was a gr8 event and 32 skiffs made for a good fleet. the musto's made and impressive turnout of 16 considering it wasn't a class event. shame i got blackflagged on sat though and i got a go in possible boats for next season on the sun when the racing was abandoned. so i had a good time specialy with a 10th overall.
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depends on how much traveling you do? that was allways my biggest expence when I lived up north!

looked like a good event at keilder at the weekend shame me and adam could not make it this year. uni comitments and a hole in are new 14 did not help

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this will be a big deciding factor (apart from the fact that the boat is more than a lil bit boring), how much can you expect to be forking out for a 29er campaign in an average year? considering gear costs, travelling costs etc

we worked out that for our 5 weekends of scottish squad training through out the winter dads wallet was well over 1000 lighter
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that is what i was saying they hurt and dont even go fast. what is the point!

Much better to stand on the side hurts less and you go faster

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get a laser!!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bovlike Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Mar 06 at 9:47pm

49er would be good if you get a bit bigger by the end of the year. I would not go for an 800 from a 29er. The helm would enjoy it but the crew would be bored with out a main sheet to play with.

It is a shame there is a lack of boats up north but it will be like that in most boats up there. we were lucky for a few years that we had 4 of the fastest musto skiffs in the country at Sunderland (kev Anderson 1st nats 2004 Ian Trotter 1st nats 2005 martin Boatman 3rd nats 2004/05 and me 2nd worlds 2004 and 2nd nats 2003) but that has faded away with kev going kite surfing martin getting a 49er and I have moved to Southampton.

So I say It is best to go with what you enjoy and hope other people see it and get one to. or buy a laser so you get good racing. but why would you want to sail one of them!!!!!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote 29er397 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Mar 06 at 5:23pm
yer, we have used the tillers quite a few times and i'm very with them, makes gybing so much easier! thanks very much.
only thing about staying in the 29er is the lack of class competition up here and without the boats to sail against it can get a little boring unless its blowing a gale! we will see how we do this year, and then make a decision at the end of the season.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bovlike Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Mar 06 at 12:59am

Fergus

Going back to your 1st post you are to light for a 49er the ideal weight is about 150kg. but you could get away with 140kg

Keilder is fine for a 49er me and my crew adam sailed one at the dam to dam last year.

I would give it a year or two in the 29er then if you get bigger and better then move into the 49er

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Ps have you used the tiller extensions yet and how are they?

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.........adds a little bit more weight to how important us helms are. My crew makes a few mistakes and we can compensate for it. When I decide to mess up we go swimming
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Post Options Post Options   Quote kasey3000 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Mar 06 at 10:06pm
yeah.....and you do most of the work on the boat! you always say it...dont change that now just cos it suits!!!
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