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Originally posted by Peter Rhodes

does that mean loads of people buy a rs600 realise it's rubbish and sell it to buy a contender thus eliminating their existance on the second hand market?

Nope, it certainly doesn't.

The two classes have very different performance profiles which appeal to quite different sailors - the RS600 is a modern high powered skiff, the Contender an excellent, but more traditional and stable boat.

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Originally posted by AndyMM

I had looked at Cats, they are everywhere but if I want them I can rent them for 35 Euros an hour.

You'll never hire anything worthy of being called a cat.

If you want a tough single handed HP cat that is easy to handle on shore, try an A Class Inter 17 or F-16.  Inter 17 and F-16 one up cat rigged and spinnaker also has the benifit of racing 2 up twin trap with kite and jib.

 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Blobby Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Jun 05 at 4:32am
Those A-class Flyers from the Taipan guys are a beautiful piece of kit.  A rich bugger got one recently at our club because he was frustrated with his Taipan and wanted a bit more speed!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote sailor.jon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Jun 05 at 8:45pm
wow thats one pretty boat
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Post Options Post Options   Quote jpbuzz591 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Jun 05 at 8:50pm
and it looks like its got some speed
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Tornado_ALIVE Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Jun 05 at 11:48am

Probably the most efficient rig designed behind the solid wind C Class cats.

18 foot long, all carbon and weigh in at 75 kg fully rigged.  Before the minimum weight rule, boats were down to 60 kg rigged.  Despite light weight....  Very tough boats.

Also argumently the quickest one man boat in the world.

With a very strong international Class

Some A Class skylacking

 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Wave Rider Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Jun 05 at 8:12pm
Ouch, it looks like one of the hulls is on top of the poor bloke in the water !
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Tornado_ALIVE Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Jun 05 at 11:26am

Nah just laded between the hulls.

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