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    Posted: 21 Apr 05 at 11:25am
Seen a lot of beginners, with the right size go and buy a 505 and do the relavant courses. It worked too, but you have to be of the right frame of mind, really enthusiastic and willing to learn. Good thing about a 505 is you never grow out of them. (and their cheap to buy)
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get a flying dutchman,the only true dinghy
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Not sure a fireball would be single handable.  Anyone tried?

Laser 2 is perhaps a less good boat and  slower - but with the spinny down it's certainly single hand friendly - and with it up an interesting challenge. 

And they're so cheap!!!

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Make sure you know what you are getting into with a wooden boat.  Here's a link to a page on the Bough Beech SC website which tells you a bit about boats.

 

http://homepages.rya-online.net/BoughBeechSC/boats.htm

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the fireball is a good boat . If you want more information here is a link to the class association http://www.fireball-dinghy.org.uk
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firebals are great boats, wiv good speed you could pick up a wooden one for next to nothing, spiniker and trapeeze
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I was talking to a friend of mine who's into sailing and he suggested the fireball but I've never heard of it. Anyone know if its anygood?
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Yes a Laser 2 would do the job.  You'd get a good one fo the money.
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I would consider joining a yacht club - inland or coastal.  You can learn lots from other sailors, sail/train/race in similar boats to what they have at their clubs and, most importantly, you will have safety cover!  To launch from a random slipway with your mates and from what I gather, little experience, could be dangerous.

Have a look around your nearest club to find out what goes on there.

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To be honest I wasn't gonna join a club as the nearest 1 is about 30-45 mins away and not intrested in racing at the moment. Plus I've pretty much always sailed on coastal waters so prefer to do that although I know its gonna cost more to maintain. Plus my gran lives bout 1/4 mile from a slipway so was just gonna keep it at her house and launch it.

I'm not too worried about it going fast with 30 stones as it will rarely be this heavy. It will usually be either just me or some of my friends who are pretty light so the weight will be 15 stone most of the time and 25 stone other times.

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