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Post Options Post Options   Quote olly_love Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Apr 07 at 12:46am

try a twin wire boat.  i got my 14 when i was only 16 and found it pretty easy. and it is a good feeling when all ur mates are sailing 29ers and u fly past them. 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Medway Maniac Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Apr 07 at 11:59pm

The Vago is unthinkable - see other threads.

The 500 would be a strong contender if you want to stump up for a new boat.

As for the 29er, how good are you? One of our juniors switched from a Laser 3000 to a 29'er and despite class coaching days and a few month's experience is still no quicker than he was in his Laser 3000! I recall another pretty good junior who couldn't get near my Fireball on the water, let alone on PY. In my V3000 I made up time on three out of the four 29ers in the Hoo Freezer this year (and on both the 500's for that matter). 29ers are only quick if you're up to sailing them pretty well.

But why not consider a 3000? They're easier than 29ers and readily available secondhand. Lasers start at under 2000, while a new foam/epoxy V3k will only cost you 5200. Get a demo through the class association: http://www.3000class.org.uk/

 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote BBSCFaithfull Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Apr 07 at 11:53pm
29er got to be. I could never sail a 29er as it would of sunk but yeah for class racing nothing else!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote MRJP BUZZ 585 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Apr 07 at 11:40pm
A 29er does look the best choice for weight, although quite expensive.

If you want a single wire with assy and is cheap why not a buzz

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29er: no contest
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Hi im new to the forum and was hoping you could help by giving me an idea on which asymmetric i could get.

Ive been looking at a few boats and narrowed it down to 3 at the moment (you could suggest some others if they're the wrong choice) the boats i was thinking of were:

  • RS 500 - Not too sure on this boat at the moment, if you have any info it would be greatly appreciated!
  • Laser vago - ive heard bad things about these boats but not sure how good or bad it actually is.
  • 29er - looks a nice boat just not sure how demanding it may be.

Im 15 about 5 ft 6 and about 8.5 - 9 stone. I have a 420 at the moment which is good its just quite slow and getting a bit bored!

Hope you can help me, thanks!

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