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    Posted: 21 Feb 19 at 7:37pm
Why not start a new thread, rather than scattergunning the forum with the same message?

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Somewhat late in the day but better late than never.   Want something more challenging than a Feva or Topaz, and the like but more manageable tham a 29-er?   The Hobie 405 was designed as the RYA Intermediate Youth Training dinghy and is ideal for teenagers, although probably not suitable for those who are adult and lardy. 

Below is a new online resource for junior sailors interested in finding out about the HOBIE 405, a performance dinghy that was much ahead of its time in many respects. The Hobie 405 was designed from the ground up as the RYA intermediate youth training dinghy, not a leisure boat with go-faster add-ons.

With great build quality, an asymmetric, single wire and PY of 1089 it  ticks a lot of teenage boxes and still offers a manageable and very affordable entry into real asymmetric sailing for younger sailors.  With competitive 2nd hand examples often around the 500.00 mark with combi, what's not to like?

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Post Options Post Options   Quote johninda Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Aug 07 at 3:20pm
yeh get a 29er.....i have one thee fast fun but u do need to work hard to keep it upright!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote sailorguy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Jul 07 at 10:53am
Apart from being out of your budget, 500 would be great - my bro and I sail one and we are also 120kg without gear. We do have a twin trapeze kit though - lots of fun.

Before we got the 500, I tried out a 29er, and felt that although it would be great fun, we would have to put in too many hours swimming before being able to race it competitively.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Smight at BBSC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Jun 07 at 7:52pm
My crew and I took BBSC Faithful's 14 out at the weekend it was lightish winds with a few good gusts. I'm virtually new to trapezing and we never twin wired a boat and we did alrite, only went in 3 times but i could imagine us being over powered in a bit more breeze and were proberbly 140 with gear
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now that was a stupid post, it has been duely edited, next time o shall read the posts above.



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i think the rs 500 is the same as a 29er (120kg) watch out with the 14, if dont think you can handle a laser 4000( you have enough weight to right it though trust me)you would struggle with a 14 especially being under the ideal weight range just adding to the problem ull face, a b14 is a gd boat but i was under the impression you needed to be heavier to handle it. If u sail on a small lake have you considered somthing like a rs200 or a hobie 405
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Ahh yeah i forgot i know its out of my price range but whats the crew weight of the Rs500?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote BBSCFaithfull Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Jun 07 at 6:44pm
Well Sailor 420. I would say get a test sail. If you asked very nicely i may let you and your crew come and have a go in mine ( when its all put back together) and you could see if it was too much of a handfull or not.
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In kilos like 115 - 120 (without gear)
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