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Post Options Post Options   Quote KnightMare Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Mar 05 at 2:43pm

K from last time i was looking this up. Julian said this on 49er forum:

My definition of a skiff is a boat that un-sticks!

What that means, again in my sense of the word, is that it freely planes upwind, ok, going further, its a boat that can acheive a level of windward planning so that it becomes more of a tactical tool during a race, rather than something you do for kicks of teh race track.

And downwind, its a boat thats has enough sail area that it pays to tack downwind in just about anything and that and again seriously un-sticks and sails faster than the wind.

Hope thats general enough.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Stefan Lloyd Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Mar 05 at 3:15pm

Julian's definition of a "skiff" would exclude many of the traditional working boats in Aus that actually originated the term. There really doesn't seem to be a satisfactory definition of "skiff", although in general we could mostly agree whether a boat is or is not a skiff. It has become a marketing term.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote carshalton fc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Mar 05 at 3:49pm

Yeah the original def of skiff was just an open boat, one with no decks and or tanks i think. there was something on the 49er thread about that but i thought this was the most relivent post.

No one actualy knows the real definition of skiff I asked on the Musto Skiff stand at show and only one out of three had anyidea and he directed me to 49er forum

this is from knightmare!!!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote KnightMare Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Mar 05 at 5:05pm
Hey thanxs, horrible anti spamming thing wouldnt let me post it.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote carshalton fc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Mar 05 at 9:33pm
why does the forum need a spamming thing anyway?
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To stop hackers etc. spamming and making site crash.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote sailor.jon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Mar 05 at 7:36pm
i'm not supprised u got the spamming notice, recently Knightmare, Carshalton fc, spot, have gone crazy with there posts,

not getting at ya, keep it up gives me something to do, reading thru the posts,
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Post Options Post Options   Quote carshalton fc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Mar 05 at 8:30pm
yer if you just take your time you dont get the spaming thing come up!!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Wave Rider Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Mar 05 at 9:36am
If you take your time it still comes up eventually but it takes a lot longer which is good
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Black no sugar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Mar 05 at 10:14am

Just imagine a second what it would be like if there wasn't the Anti-spamming thingy! KnightMare wouldn't even eat all day!

Just kidding, Pippa, hope you're better - take care

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