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Granite surely has the answer here.

For "skiff" in this part of the world read "sexy".  Just a hyped up manufacturer's term meaning modern, fast, something to aspire to.

I sailed an IC for many years but would never describe it as a skiff. Yet an asymmetric IC will see off a lot of the new so-called "skiffs" in the right conditions.

What's in a name?

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Brian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Nov 04 at 4:21pm
well it has to be something vaguely wedge shaped, so i think huricanes
are out.... but yeah u are right, skiff is a sort of buzz word, then again it
is easier to say than 'really fast boat'
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Contender443 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Nov 04 at 6:37pm
A hurricane is wedge shaped - well 2 wedges actually. You could keep 2 very big fire doors open with one Hurricane!!!!
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I cant be certain, but i do remember reading something on them once that said they were capable of up to 12 or 13 knots, just feels a lot faster that low to the water whilst working the boat that hard.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote hurricane Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Nov 04 at 7:46pm

excuse me i never said i thought a hurricane is a skiff

someone miss read what i said!!!

and there is no-way a cat can be a skiff!!!!!!!!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Chris 249 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Nov 04 at 1:25pm

Hurri, you wrote;


 "i think the word skiff means a boat that is

1 very quick

2 for advanced sailors

3 costs alot to run

anyone else like to add any??"

Doesn't that fit the Hurricane? It's quick, isn't it? I would have thought it's for advanced sailors, and it costs a quid doesn't it?

Na, I wasn't seriously saying a cat is a skiff. Just messing about.
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Chris,

Having owned 2 Hurricanes

1, Yes Very Quick

2, Well, not the ideal learner boat

3, Does in no way cost a lot to run.  You can pick up a competitive 2nd hand boat for 5K and that is just about all you need to spend.  New jib once a year (dunno how much these days) and a few bits ofn string now and then. 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote hurricane Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Nov 04 at 4:51pm

actually they are more like 4k now so even better value for money

and with the extra cash you have u could buy an SX kit (spinny + self tacking jib) for it!!!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Scooby_simon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Nov 04 at 7:23pm
Originally posted by hurricane

actually they are more like 4k now so even better value for money

and with the extra cash you have u could buy an SX kit (spinny + self tacking jib) for it!!!

 

Eek... Very cheap 'mean machine'.  Now I wonder what a Hurri without jib and kite would be like single handed

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Phil eltringham Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Nov 04 at 9:39pm
what about the skiffs in star wars?? where do they fall in the definition?
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