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    Posted: 10 Apr 05 at 7:12pm
Does anyone know the ideal or maximum crew weights for the Optimist, Topper, Mirror & Laser 4.7m?
What class would you recommend for a lightweight who is too tall for the Oppy but dislikes the Topper?
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i just know the maximum weight for optimists itīs 45kg and the 4.7 itīs about 60 the minimum. would love to help you with the other classes but we donīt have mirrors and toppers in germany.
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I have to strongly disagree that the minimum weight for the 4.7 is 60KGs. If your lightweight is closer to 50 KGs than 40 and dislikes the Topper I would recommend the 4.7. Although the hull is longer than the Topper the sail area is actually much less!
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The crew weighs 42kgs & growing fast  - would a Topper be best?  We hope to try a 4.7 shortly.
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iīm weighing 54kg and always had a few problems in the 4.7 when it became windier. so just a statement from experience.
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I would try the 4.7 assuming you have the power to pull it out the water and sheet the main etc. If necessary you can always spill wind or wind a couple of turns round the mast (or just watch from the club) on those big wind days.
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Yeah thats true but if you cant control a boat in heavier weather i don't think it is the right choice for you really.

I would go for the Topper because it now has the option of smaller main aswell,,,,,,,,,,i realise you said that you didnt like it so you could go for splash?

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i left oppies at 50kg and went straight into 4.7s with no problems

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