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Thanks folks, that's more interesting advice than I've had so far. 

I'd love a 505 - but if the kids go off in their own boats, I think I'd struggle by myself.

The single hand 29er photo is encouraging - but I think Blobby is a much better sailor than me.  Shall have to test drive one alone, but scared Dave Hall might recognise me from earlier "very nice but not buying one yet" test sails!!  Skiff Asia holiday needed perhaps.

Meanwhile my sailing club has banned fast monohulls (chap with an IC can't use his asymetric any more, so doubtless Musto Skiffs banned too) but there seem no limits on cats!  (2x F18s and an I17 already).  Odd, but there you go - must be some powerful cat sailors on the management committee!!  Maybe should consider a stealth.

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Whatever you do on the test sails definitely go for the Skiff Asia holiday...they might even have an F16 cat to play with soon too...
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Originally posted by NickA

Thanks folks, that's more interesting advice than I've had so far. 

I'd love a 505 - but if the kids go off in their own boats, I think I'd struggle by myself.

The single hand 29er photo is encouraging - but I think Blobby is a much better sailor than me.  Shall have to test drive one alone, but scared Dave Hall might recognise me from earlier "very nice but not buying one yet" test sails!!  Skiff Asia holiday needed perhaps.

Meanwhile my sailing club has banned fast monohulls (chap with an IC can't use his asymetric any more, so doubtless Musto Skiffs banned too) but there seem no limits on cats!  (2x F18s and an I17 already).  Odd, but there you go - must be some powerful cat sailors on the management committee!!  Maybe should consider a stealth.



Form a protest group and sack the committee Sounds daft banning fastish mono's whilst all the cat sailors are still there. It will limit your club for open events too.
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 If you want some real high spead actoin, you should tried a Hobie 16 beam reach-double trapezee if you dare, skipper standing on foot on windward rudder, which happens to be up. Now that is fun. To top that try surfing some waves doing the same off Durban beach.  But don't get it wrong or you'll be picking up all the pieces on the beach.

Good luck in your findings

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Scooby_simon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 May 05 at 3:39pm
Originally posted by NickA

Thanks folks, that's more interesting advice than I've had so far. 

I'd love a 505 - but if the kids go off in their own boats, I think I'd struggle by myself.

The single hand 29er photo is encouraging - but I think Blobby is a much better sailor than me.  Shall have to test drive one alone, but scared Dave Hall might recognise me from earlier "very nice but not buying one yet" test sails!!  Skiff Asia holiday needed perhaps.

Meanwhile my sailing club has banned fast monohulls (chap with an IC can't use his asymetric any more, so doubtless Musto Skiffs banned too) but there seem no limits on cats!  (2x F18s and an I17 already).  Odd, but there you go - must be some powerful cat sailors on the management committee!!  Maybe should consider a stealth.

 

Or my inter 17 ?  Where are you based ?

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Juan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 May 05 at 4:09pm

 That's got to hurt, no fast sailing boats.WE live in a modern day a must still sail no were slowly. It is a crying shame. I am origanly from South Africa, now in the UK on a working holiday. Sorry I have little experience on smaller mono hulls , once sailed an enterprise- what a disaster. It is a really slow bath tub. Can't sail it in strong winds. Good luck in finding a boat, sailing is a family afair.

 

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The only cat I've sailed is a Dart 16 - which felt very nice and fast, in a straight line,  but VERY heavy to steer and didn't like to tack.  Not the easiest thing to get upright after a capsize either!  Damned thing felt HUGE after a dinghy.  Also, even trying to sail with only one hull in the water, I kind of missed the heeling bit.

But I'm guessing the Dart 16 is not a good cat.  So if anyone wants to convert me (Simon) - I'm based in Derby.

PS: going fast isn't everything Juan - slow boats make our little UK lakes seem bigger!  An F18 on my lake is turning round to come back every 3 minutes.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Scooby_simon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 May 05 at 4:25pm

Nick,

Boat is for sale with 3 Kites, you already have one at your club, sounds ideal.

 

The 17 has large volume hulls and so can carry the kids for a pleasure sail and there is plenty to keep you busy !.  Been out today for a blast in a good F5 and no problems at all - and a 20mph reading on the GPS !!!!

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