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    Posted: 20 Jun 05 at 4:06pm

Hi all.

My friend and his friend are buying a 12ft skiff from australia, he has never sailed on before, or a cherub or anything like it really. He has a laser 4000. I said I would be a crash test dummy and helm it if he wanted someone 2, hopefully i can do something using my limited cherub experience! Has anyone got any tips or adive for them so they don't end up in hospital with too many injuries? Are there going to be any modified cherubs around this year that they could have a blast against?

p.s apologies to him about how this post sounded in the first place, I didn't mean it mate!

 



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There is a cherub with a 12ft skiff rig at draycote, but i'm not sure how often he sails it
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Moving from a L4000 to a 12ft skiff without passing Go! ( UK Cherub )
should be interesting.

I'd buy a crash helmet if I were you.

Talk to Simon Roberts, either on the Cherub email list or from the web
site via the Technical Area reps link.

Good luck.

PS can I just ask, how old the skiff he's getting, and will it have it's full
compliment of rigs, and why your friend doesn't fancy a UK Cherub?

Oh there's a blasting day coming up if your mate want's to try his hand at
something 12ft long before he sends the money transfer!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Lucy Lee Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Jun 05 at 7:38pm

Originally posted by Mike278

There is a cherub with a 12ft skiff rig at draycote, but i'm not sure how often he sails it

As much as he can, but he's a busy man.

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Do you know which boat he is getting ? he will probably pay as much for shipping as he pays for the boat.

He would be much better off getting a Cherub as he will have other people to help him, without the support of other 12 sailors I can guarantee he will spend a lot of time upside down

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Post Options Post Options   Quote tgruitt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Jun 05 at 11:11am
shipping is free (his dad owns a company that ships stuff from australia, luckily) I am trying to persuade him to get a cherub and just stick a massive rig on when he wants the 12ft skiff effect! we will have to see
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jack Sparrow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Jun 05 at 11:40am
Sticking a HUGE rig on a Cherub may not be the best way to go, as a little
birdy tells me that Simons slug ( the UK Cherub with No 2 - 12ft skiff rig)
space frame is sqeeking a little and he is planing on taking the deck off
and repairing it.

Anyway tell him to go for it, just get some good med insurance. :-)

And he can always sail it as a UK Cherub when he is getting lonely.

On another matter.... your mates Dad couldn't go the other way could he?
there's a few of us over here that are real keen to do the Interdoms plus
there is a big Skiff event in 2006 in Sydney that Jimmy has invited the UK
Cherubs to. Be great to do it with a transport sponsor. I'll email off list
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don't cherubs have a huge rig anyway?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Granite Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Jun 05 at 1:18pm

Originally posted by Jack Sparrow


birdy tells me that Simons slug ( the UK Cherub with No 2 - 12ft skiff rig)
space frame is sqeeking a little and he is planing on taking the deck off
and repairing it.
And he can always sail it as a UK Cherub when he is getting lonely.

I think it may be more difficult to convert a 12ft skiff to UK Cherub rules than to beef up a cherub to take a 12 rig.

Converting a non retracting pole to retracting wont be easy plus possably needing to add some chines



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Originally posted by Peter Rhodes

don't cherubs have a huge rig anyway?

UK Cherubs have big rigs......  Aussie Skiffs (12s and 18s atleast) have bloody HUGE rigs.

Jumping into a skiff you will spend a lot of time swimming.  All Skiffies have been there and it is part and parcel of becoming a true skiffy.  The more you sail it the less time you will spend in the tide and will find it a very rewarding experience.

Best advice apart from build yourself up slowly to the fresh winds.........  would be........  Learn to laugh at yourself.

When you go ripping past the rest of the fleet like this......  you will have the final laugh.

 

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