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    Posted: 03 Mar 05 at 3:36pm
My crew and I have bin sailing a 29er for a couple of years (not with any gr8 success) and have got slightly too heavy for it. I like the look of the RS800 but is it worth upgrading bearing in mind the the additional expense and the fact that I am 17 and will b goin away 2 Uni in a  year and a bit? or should we stick with the 29er and accept that were not going 2b as competetive in light airs?
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well it realy does depend on what you want, I had similar situation and an kinda floating at the moment as taking a gap year and coaching abroad for most (hopfuly) so wont be able to sail, and then going to uni so cant realy get into a boat intending to be competative.

Would you be moving into the 800 together? and are there any at your club to race against? etc
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If your gonna be out of the country for most of the sailing season, getting a new boat now would just be a bit foolish IMO. alot of money to put down when you cant use it and also you will have to pay insurance (which i would imagine be more than the 29r) and storage fees...

I would prob tend to hold off until you return if i were you...

 

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sounds a bit stupid, but if you both still have fun together in the 29er, why buying a new expensive boat?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote KnightMare Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Mar 05 at 5:11pm

Very good point. If you want to have a good time then stay in a boat and use the momeny u save on having a good time in the evenings!!! lol
But if all you are focused on is reults then change up.

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The reason for upgrading would be to move into a boat that we are nearer to the right weight for, combined we weigh something around 145-150kg, well over the recommended 105-140 for the 29er, this means we struggle a bit in light airs, but maybe the struggle of getting to grips with a new boat with only 1 or at most 2 seasons to sail it would outweigh the advantage of a bigger boat?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote KnightMare Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Mar 05 at 5:27pm
Yeah your not that much to heavy for the boat then, just hope for kick a** strong winds and not only will u have a blast, ul do better as u know the boat well, about how it handles and what it/you can and cant do.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Spot192 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Mar 05 at 5:35pm
it´s more challenging sailing a boat if you´re too light (in my case) or too heavy. and the point of knight mare spending the money for the evenings is an essential one!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ianwat2212 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Mar 05 at 5:35pm

That sounds like good advice, my view has been somewhat coloured by the fact that there was about 2 knots of wind at last yrs inlands and we came a rather embarresing 2nd to last!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote KnightMare Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Mar 05 at 5:37pm

Ah yeah, I can see your point but how often does that realy happen. Also no offence but where were you expecting to come.

PS someone always has to have that spot.

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