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Turnturtle 5000's were called 5tonners because they were built to last and they will.They weigh a lot but on handicap were the same as a boss (says something about the boss eh?)I owned mine for 8 years and enjoyed it immensly
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Les is right, the 5000 and Boss have the same PY number (not too sure if the modifications like new kites on the Boss has brought the Bosses PY down though). We sailed the 5000 for a good few years, seriously thrashed the boat and had no major gear failures with the boat. We could race the boat week in week out and never really had to repair anything. However, I know someone who had a Boss and snapped the wings on her. We always felt the 5000 was slightly faster than the Boss, but the Boss has a chute compared to the 5000s bags for the kite which would make the Boss quicker and easier to drop the kite on. Its probably 50/50 between the boats, but it would take a lot of effort to break a 5000, not too sure about the Boss though.......
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Post Options Post Options   Quote les5269 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Nov 05 at 10:03pm
Got a friend who owns a boss he managed to put the mast thro the deck  Only thing I ever broke was a rack(with the help of a fifteen )
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We should do a tally of everything that has ever been destroyed on a 5000, maybe get Noble in on the act. Reckon it would be suprisingly low. We claimed a mast after inverting and the boat lodging itself onto a sandbank in the middle of the Clyde. At the same Reggatta, 2 14s did the same thing and there is a massive sugar boat on its side, rotting away, not too far away from where it happened.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote les5269 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Nov 05 at 9:22pm
We broke a centreboard on a slipway and a rack.Think that was all
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We killed a daggerboard too.. . One of our sails had a big hole the shape of me, but that was it.
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Not bad for an old boat then ?If you want fast for pennies buy a 5000!
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There's only 3 for sale on the website..... Hopefully there might be a resurgance.
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I count 4 for sale but I know 3 have been sold within the last 2 weeks.. each for 1000 or near to it! Now I just need to find one for me!
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We have a 5k in the graveyard at our club, will be being sold soon unless its claimed. No sails but it'll be an absolute bargin!! looks in reasonably good nick too.
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