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Check the figures ...

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Category: Dinghy classes
Forum Name: Dinghy development
Forum Discription: The latest moves in the dinghy market
Printed Date: 27 Jan 21 at 6:18am
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Topic: Check the figures ...
Posted By: Guest
Subject: Check the figures ...
Date Posted: 06 Jan 05 at 7:00pm

As a spin off from the discussions of sail number padding by some manufacturers to make their classes look bigger than they are I would also encourage people to check what they are getting is what is written on the sales brochure.

Many manufacturers quote what they want and no-one ever checks as it is a manufactures one-design and so there is no measurement process.

The biggest offender is weight - put your boat on the scales and see if you are getting what you paid for. If it's a lot more than the manufacture claims then take it back.

Miss-information helps no-one.



Posted By: Garry
Date Posted: 06 Jan 05 at 8:46pm
Did you want to name the class?


Lark 2252, Contender 298

Posted By: Guest
Date Posted: 07 Jan 05 at 12:12pm

No, just suggesting that you check what you are getting.

When I have taken delivery of a new Fireball or 470 I have weighed it and checked that the boat is bang on max correctors, that's normal for those classes as the owner is aware of the figures as at major events the boats get checked.

I have also weighted some manufactures one-designs and found them to be over 10kgs more than the advertised weights.

Buyer beware.


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