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    Posted: 16 May 05 at 7:30am

Pity

I quite fancied one of those. It would have made a change from a leaky Topper... I never knew just how much water a Topper hull can hold!!


Think about it, Blobby... If you get into imports/exports, it would give you a chance to come back to GB and visit all your Forum friends (while trying to flog them a boat )

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Originally posted by Black no sugar

Originally posted by Blobby

Alternatively there is the Farr 3.7 - only sailed in New Zealand at present but it would seem to fit your description.

Here is the link - www.sentech.co.nz/Farr37/

They are a 3.7m hull (similar to a Byte) with an 8.8m2 carbon rig with trapeze so nice and easy to right... you just have the hassle of importing from New Zealand...

That's the boat I've asked you to get me for my birthday! Where is it???

Seriously, it does look like a pretty boat, full of fun but not too powerful.

Maybe Blobby, you should investigate into exporting it to the UK!

They said i wasn't allowed to put a boat in my hand luggage - sorry!

You think I should change business and move into imports and exports...hmm, maybe, but on second thoughts I am far too lazy for that...

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yer i sailed all summer with no boots on and after a week i have a bad rash and i couldnt hike out for about a month after that!!
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bigwavedave, i did exactly that last summer....i have never been in so much pain before and the fronts of my feet are scard badly from barefoot sailing...dont advise it!!!!
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Barefoot is great but I do take my boots with me for when i get out of the boat on shore, Lots of hidden rocks + jellyfish at certain events.
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Sailing barefoot is great, until, you rub all the skin off the top of your foot from hiking, stub your toe on the self bailer and step out of the boat straight on to a really sharp stone, all on the same day. Then you buy a pair of boots, never sail barefoot again and wonder why you did so in the first place.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Black no sugar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 May 05 at 12:09am

Just one thing, not really related to this thread (sorry)

How on earth can people do that??

Sail barefoot? Aren't you likely to catch your toes in the wires, shrouds, etc? Do you get enough grip?
Then again, I'm no sailor...

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Black no sugar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 May 05 at 12:01am
Originally posted by Blobby

Alternatively there is the Farr 3.7 - only sailed in New Zealand at present but it would seem to fit your description.

Here is the link - www.sentech.co.nz/Farr37/

They are a 3.7m hull (similar to a Byte) with an 8.8m2 carbon rig with trapeze so nice and easy to right... you just have the hassle of importing from New Zealand...

That's the boat I've asked you to get me for my birthday! Where is it???

Seriously, it does look like a pretty boat, full of fun but not too powerful.

Maybe Blobby, you should investigate into exporting it to the UK!

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How about a Laser 3000? Great lightweight sailors' boat with trapeze and asymmetric kite.

You can sail it two-up or singlehanded with or without the trapeze, using any combination of mainsail, jib (on a furler) and spinnaker.

Check out http://www.laser3000.lasersailing.com/

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Blobby Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Mar 05 at 6:02am

Alternatively there is the Farr 3.7 - only sailed in New Zealand at present but it would seem to fit your description.

Here is the link - www.sentech.co.nz/Farr37/

They are a 3.7m hull (similar to a Byte) with an 8.8m2 carbon rig with trapeze so nice and easy to right... you just have the hassle of importing from New Zealand...

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