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you don't go swimming when you get a 29er i just have and i have not

 

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obviously not pushing it hard enough.
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he went for the 29er so we could mach race!!!!!! LOL Smile Tongue
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well that is not entilay trule i have got cold and we a cople of times

 

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Both are great boats. Both require more skill to survive than a Stratos.

29er - Sailed by younger end and generally smaller folk.

Skiff sailed by bit older types and generally heavier (look at the size of Sten).

So how old are 'your mates' and what size? no point in a 29er if he's 100kg but no point in a MPS if he's 65kg either.

If skill might be a problem, consider a Fireball - good fleets, great competition and easy to sail from day one - get a decent secondhand one and do the worlds. For a singlehander try a Vortex - now they have an asymmetric they're pretty quick downwind but still (comparatively) stable - so easier to learn trapeze and asymmetric skills.

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I AGREY THEY ARE TWO HARD BOATS TO SAIL GET SOMTHING EASERY
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 5420 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Apr 05 at 8:27am
and also you need to mack shaw you have a crew i did not i'v had it a mother and i still have no one to sail with are there any helms or crew out there that want to sail a 29er
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I havent tried a 29er before but sail a fireball regularly so i'll give it a go maybe...............where do you sail?

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Originally posted by Hector

Skiff sailed by bit older types and generally heavier (look at the size of Sten).

Sten is not typical of the size of MPS owners; see the facts here;

http://www.mustoskiff.com/facts-and-figures.htm

Sten is too fond of food following from his Finn campaign!!

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Originally posted by Guest#260

Sten is not typical of the size of MPS owners; see the facts here;

 

Yeh but he does win (almost) everything so it certainly ain't no handicap to be large. Of course I'll concede before you say it that he's very talented. But Kev A, Trotter, Turnbull, you and other top MPS sailors are usually not small. Even the stats on your webpage tell us that less than 16% of the fleet are under 70kg so I reckon my guess that at 65kg you're too light (and I mean to be competitive) is about right.  That said, its an awesome boat, and I wouldn't want to put anyone off sailing one. I'm sure that lighter sailors can sail it and have a blast - they'll just not be as quick when it gets up a tad.

Just as Sten, despite his talent, would be uncompetitive at the helm of a 29er.

You gotta remember that the original question was asking for advice.



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