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Post Options Post Options   Quote mike ellis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Jun 07 at 7:26pm

now that was a stupid post, it has been duely edited, next time o shall read the posts above.



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600 732, will call it Sticks and Stones when i get round to it.
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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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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 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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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 Rupert Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post 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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