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Why not try a vareo as there is a few at hayling and at 100 kgs you will be perfect for it plus  more fun as you have the kite with 100 kgs on side upwind it will be easy i have a list of ten boats for sale at the moment from 2,100 upwards.

Try before you buy is the way to go

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Looking for a RS Vareo near to Sleaford or delivery to same please as I am disabled,difficulty with back and legs would this suit me for none racing sailing thans Geoff
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tried our clubs RS Vision today as helm and crew.The wind was at least 20 mph gusting to 28mph. We had the main reefed to its max and used the jib but still found it quite tippy. When it was heeled right to its limit even with the main released the steering seemed not to respond. Once it capsized through the jib not being released .Saw a Topper Xenon at the same venue with a crew less experienced and a none reefed main ,sail ok even though at times they made a hash of tacking because the wind was so flukey it still did not go over.Once it tipped from one side to the other so violent and then did a jibe but still refused to tip. It should have been videoed for you tube.They are very wide at 2 meters.Perhaps that is why it was so stable.Thought please.

 

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Finn? Why would anyone in their right mind recommend a Finn?

The only reason that junk i still around is because of the antiquities of
the Olympic system.

Can't believe anyone would actually recommend it.

Be serious.

Phantom.. Fine good choice, Blaze even better, RS100 if you can
stretch or D1 if you can stretch further, but FInn? Do yourself a favour..

And all those other horrible suggestions from history, OK, Solo's
chariots of the living dead...

Edit. Supernova, why don't folk recommend that, it's a neat little single
hander to start out in, good weight carrier..

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Graham,

The finn is a superb craft and a great boat for the heavier folks. We have a few at our club and they are superb upwind and down. And as a club boat they appear to be great handicap racing boats. only downside is you need to be mighty strong to pull it up the slip. Beutiful build quality and lovely tweaky rigs.

If I was a big lad I would have one over a Supernova anyday. They look aweful boats.

Keith...

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the Vision, combined with my own lack of foresight (I cleated the main) is the reason I am not sailing this year.  It is a tippy boat.  if I were given one I would make every attempt to burn it....
the same, but different...

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Originally posted by winging it

the Vision, combined with my own lack of
foresight (I cleated the main) is the reason I am not sailing this year.
It is a tippy boat. if I were given one I would make every attempt to
burn it....
Well you've got enough kindling wood laying around to get
a good blaze going to put it on.
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For me the Finn is the perfect choice as a completely developed boat which carries weight well but is also sailable by a range of weights by careful selection of the right rig.

A very rewarding boat to sail which performs well on inland waters as well as at sea.

Club racing in Finns is thriving with our fleet just getting into double figures and still growing.

There is a downside, it is heavy to pull up the slip after a hard sail, but as the racing is close you help your mate with his and he reciprocates.

I have sailed other classes but can not get it out of the system.

GRF we all enjoy sailing different classes for different reasons, why are you trying to change us, Stick to your own choice we respect it, why try to knock others?

     

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The Finn is well ahead of sailing boat design - if I recall, aeronautical engingeering

gave up using wires to hold up the wings in about the 1930's ........

Andy - Finn 563 and Telstar 127

Don't get me started on multihulls!!

 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote G.R.F. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Jun 10 at 11:05am
Originally posted by brookesy


GRF we all enjoy sailing different classes for different reasons, why are you
trying to change us, Stick to your own choice we respect it, why try to knock
others?


     



I'm here to help.. Clearly you're not well..

Just lay down on that couch and lets discuss your broken childhood...
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