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    Posted: 07 Apr 05 at 11:55am

Anyone else out there feel that the 29er X is just a SMOD version of a cherub? It is terrible - why buy that when you can buy an off the shelf RMW cherub? Madness has become of beholder of evil 

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I totally agree, Buy a cherub instead

are you going to be at the blast this weekend at castle cove andy?

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Spot the difference

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I am indeed - im gona be there with Tim in 2643 - 49ers staying at home! Who is this? sorry!

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I'm tom, I'm a photographer for www.fotoboat.com, I love cherubs and am coming up to sail a few at the blast.I met a few cherub people at the dinghy show. Any chance you could take me for a spin in 2643 this weekend?
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Hi Andy_Cherub,

I actually quite like the idea of the 29erX as I think it would be a good mass production stepping stone from the 29er to the 49er. Its a massive jump and seems to make sense. Cherubs are great but lets be honest they are for people that like seriously bimbling and tweaking their boats.

The 29er X would probabl;y give you the speed and excitment without the boat building repairs and tweaks that like it or not go hand in hand with a cherub. I should knwo I'm a Moth sailor and know that the Cherub that sails up with us in Scotland is always getting new bits put on and taken off.

So there is probably a very healthy market and future for the 29er X in my mind.

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Hummmm, true - but then again the new RMW cherub wont need any tweaks etc, and there is a definate divide between SMOD and development sailors. So really - its all personal preference, I just say that Bethwaite is 'coppying' the cherub to develop his range further.

And Tom - 2643 is my friends boat so I cant say for sure, but im sure you can & there will be plenty of other cherubs to try!

Or failing that - wana buy my 49er? I made the mistake of going plastic and now im selling her cheap so I can get back into the 12ft game.

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There is definetly a difference between the two as the 29erx will be a one design, having raced a 29er and now owning a int14 i know that the 14 requires much more tinkering and because its a development class, you are always thinking of new things to be done.

Many people will want to buy the 29erx as a step up from the 29er to the 49er, unless the cherubs made a one design there will always be people who would rather sail a 29er/x/49er. Personally i prefer development but there are many different people out there!
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Originally posted by andy_cherub

Madness has become of beholder of evil.

Care to explain what, if anything, that actually means?

 

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Also note that the 29er is still quicker than the cherub round a course anyway so the 29erX sounds like it might be inbetween 29er and 14 type handicap.

Another thing i think is important is that the cherubs have just adopted the twin wire rule and made its rig slightly bigger so all this is being adopted but its characteristics aren't yet proven but you can bet your money that the 29erX would be well tested and come pretty much sorted out of the packaging.

Dont wat to dampen enthusiasm of cherub guys as I know the class is really booming with interest and activity but alot of people will prefer an off the shelf solution.

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