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Originally posted by Rupert

I'd have thought that singlehanders that fall over if left alone while the trolley is being taken away are more hassle than this boat to launch and recover singlehanded


Having sailed both single-handed dinghies and keelboats reasonably extensively, I beg to differ.

Plenty of clubs have a winch at the top of the slipway for rescueboats and wayfarers already, too.


Sure they do. I use such winches almost every time I go sailing and it's a two-person job, one at the winch, one at the boat. Furthermore, before you can use a winch, you've got to get the boat, which can't be beached and floats in significantly deeper water than a dinghy, onto the trolley which you left somewhere above the high tide mark. Have fun with that without someone else to help.

My remarks are about operating a single-handed boat as a single-hander. Of course sailors can and do help each other out but relying on that pretty much rules out sailing except at organised times when you know others will be around. That's quite a limitation.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Noidea Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Jan 10 at 10:33am
The K1 is designed by the same guy who designed the k6 and the rs100 and the feva, I think he previously has been quite good at finding gaps in the market.
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It looks quite fun .. like having a 2nd persons weight with you but with none of the abuse you get from the fool at the front of the boat!

Might have to try one ... depending on the final sale price ..

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Post Options Post Options   Quote timeintheboat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Jan 10 at 8:24pm
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True but unfortunately it also clouds the judgement.
Like some other things - sailing is more enjoyable when you do it with someone else
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Post Options Post Options   Quote robinft Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Jan 10 at 9:26am
Ex Y&Y editor Peter Milne designed the Typhoon in the '60s (?) and this was a c.16ft 2 man trapeze dinghy with a lifting keel, a little like a small Tempest. I guess modern materials will give this sort of thinking a new life where they were failed by the limited technology (& thinking?) at the time.
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Originally posted by robinft

Ex Y&Y editor Peter Milne designed the
Typhoon in the '60s (?) and this was a c.16ft 2 man
trapeze dinghy with a lifting keel, a little like a small
Tempest. I guess modern materials will give this sort of
thinking a new life where they were failed by the limited
technology (& thinking?) at the time.


Crikey, kick started my cerebral random access memory.
Are
you sure the Typhoon had a keel. I'm pretty certain it
was
billed as more like a mini FD, but then twas a long long
time ago

[Edit] Here's some pickies..
http://bearf
acemedia.co.uk/typhoon.aspx


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Post Options Post Options   Quote robinft Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Jan 10 at 10:08am

Originally posted by Norbert

Originally posted by robinft

Ex Y&Y editor Peter Milne designed the
Typhoon in the '60s (?) and this was a c.16ft 2 man
trapeze dinghy with a lifting keel, a little like a small
Tempest. I guess modern materials will give this sort of
thinking a new life where they were failed by the limited
technology (& thinking?) at the time.


Crikey, kick started my cerebral random access memory. Are
you sure the Typhoon had a keel. I'm pretty certain it was
billed as more like a mini FD, but then twas a long long
time ago

I think his Javelin was the mini-FD. I'm pretty sure the Typhoon had a keel but I'm willing to stand corrected by someone that is absolutely, definately positive! Had a quick Google but couldn't find anything.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Norbert Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Jan 10 at 10:16am
Robin, guess you missed my edit...

http://bearfa
cemedia.co.uk/typhoon.aspx




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Typhoon is this one:
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rupert Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Jan 10 at 12:53pm
Proctor also designed the Wildfire, which used lead shot in a hollow removable keel, but that was a 2 person boat, too.
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