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Is it actually possible to buy one of these?  I've always felt there must be a market for it, so it would be interested to see if the sales figures would back this up if it were given the chance.  I guess so many people sail on ponds where they can get away with being over canvased, so maybe not.  Looks like it would still carry a fair bit of weight on the sea though.
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The Farr 3.7 I would say is more user friendly in restricted waters, as you are able to hike / sit in on side decks when going deep. It is much more of a conventional boat in that way. When going up hill, tight or just when fully powered up you hook on. Where as the light skiff is not really set up in that way. So you'll be doing a lot of crouching on the guwales trying to stay hooked on inland unless you are 40/50kg.

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I would guess it's (the light skiff) not really aimed at inland waters as most people would probably just get the real thing.  At just over 60kg it's the waves that I find challenging in most boats upwind.  
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Originally posted by JMB1

In Oz - the majority of people keep the boat at home and trail to the club every time so it is handy to have an all-in one boat garage and storage system.  They look flash and keeps the boat and all the gear in good order - but actually getting the boats in and out of the trailers is somewhat of a pain in the rear end compared to a typical UK combi...
 

Well, you save the pain in putting the covers on.

Over here many Finn Dinghies travel in closed trailers - that's where the money is....
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The only problem i can see with the box trailers on something like our 505 is storing the thing at events.  For instance at the nationals at Lyme it was a squeeze with a standard combi base.
 
I can see how a box trailer would be great for a wooden boat as it would mean no covers touching the decks in the frost.

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Originally posted by Ruscoe

]I can see how a box trailer would be great for a wooden boat as it would mean no covers touching the decks in the frost.


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A useable box trailer for many UK vanues would have to be fold-down- you'd almost need something with removable panels that could be stashed under the trailer, allowing the boat to be rigged "in" the trailer.
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Originally posted by alstorer

A useable box trailer for many UK vanues would have to be fold-down- you'd almost need something with removable panels that could be stashed under the trailer, allowing the boat to be rigged "in" the trailer.


I'm guessing not everyone will have one anyway so you will be fine, others might just have to stack their flat trailers on top of each other if there isn't enough space. I can't see a problem, box trailers are great!
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Despite the glam (and grin) factor of single-handed with kite, many club courses just don't suit this.  Yeah, you'll have a great time if you go out for a blast, or if you launch off a beach to open sea or a big harbour (or even resevoir).  I know the MPS has been successful, and to a measure so far, also the RS100.  But other 'experiments' haven't proved as successful IMO such as the Vareo, RS700 and the not-so-widespread but fantastic IAC and I don't think that's because they're not good boats in their own right, just that across the UK, their are a limited number of clubs where racing such a beast (i.e. 300m+ course legs) make sense and the MPS fleets built quickly and have sustained that to some extent as well.

Their could well be a gap in the market for a 'lightwieights Contender'... will be interesting to see where this goes
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