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    Posted: 31 Jul 06 at 9:57pm

Sorry for the same type of posting again.

I am looking for a sports boat up to 13,000 in good condition but need symetrical spinny for club racing due to the courses we race on.

At the moment got a Micro 18 but looking for something that is easily trailed but can stay on a mooring. I am looking at H22, Isis 21 type of yacht but very few on the market at the moment

Mainly small fleet handicap racing and mainly a crew of 4.

Any tips, suggestions or suitable boats for sale gratefully received.

 

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Hunter 707. Plenty for sale (at a lot below 13K), symmetrical kite, light enough to be trailed by most 2L cars, can live on a mooring. Can be sailed with 4 but you'd do better with 5.

Projection 762 would be the other one that comes to mind. It's a bigger boat with more of a "little yacht" feel. There are generally one or two for sale, asking price usually a little more than 13K.

 

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oops thats not symetric! get one anyway!
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1720, not symmetric but can easily sail like one due to the cut.
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hmmmmmmmmmmmm! nice boats!
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Check out the Sonar - proper four-up boat, happy on a mooring, one-
design racing in a few fleets around the country, and total bandit rating
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There is a Sonar fleet in Cowes. Where are the other UK fleets you mention?

I'd personally call it a keelboat rather than a sportsboat.

 

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Theres definitely some in the north east (sunderland), scotland and
ireland, and accordeing to the class sight also in Plymouth and Eastborne
- not sure where you;re based Corms. Plus you get to come and do
Cowes Week with your own start (and the cheapest bar on the island)!
Yep, it is a keelboat (doesn't that make the the 707 one too?) but it has a
great rating under SBR - they always do really well on Round the Island
and have caused Backmans and J80s plenty of trouble at Hamble/Warsash
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707 has a lid. I wouldn't call it a keelboat, except in the sense that all boats with keels are keelboats. Whereas a Sonar is a keelboat like an Etchells or a Dragon is a keelboat i.e. an open day racer.

"Sussex Sailability is currently raising funds to purchase a Sonar for the new season" Doesn't quite make it a fleet yet. I've never heard of a Sonar fleet in Plymouth, thought it was J24s and J80s there.

I'm not knocking Sonars as boats: just not sure there are UK fleets outside Cowes.

 



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