JeromeUS

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  1. JeromeUS

    Best Sportboats single handed

    sounds like a nice life! How much do you sell your open 5.7? Please let me know when you have sail the VX1 and can compare to the Open 5.7
  2. JeromeUS

    Best Sportboats single handed

    i just want to sail for fun. Where do you sail? You talk about safety with the Viper. The VX One should be worst for safety single handed, no?
  3. JeromeUS

    Best Sportboats single handed

    you can put traps on the Open 5.7 too i think since it is the mast of a Hobie (Hobie Tiger I think). How does the 5.7 compare to the Viper?
  4. JeromeUS

    Best Sportboats single handed

    Okay... Hate to admit it but I single-handed an Open 5.70 alot. Easy peasy. Chute in 20.. No problem (the standard kite is tiny). 30, no need for kite. You can do 18 without it. Stability.... Absured. Would I trade it for a VX1... Oh yea. why would you trade your Open 5.7 for a VX1?
  5. JeromeUS

    Best Sportboats single handed

    Upwind you have choices, but downwind I think the S18 will be the only one you can single hand easily as the breeze comes up. The hull form and twin rudders give it the stability for single handing. Add to that the genakker launches/retrieves from a deck mounted snuffer bag, jib furls and the main has 2 reefs gives you plenty of sail control. Beaching, slip launching and even sleep over - no problem. Svein, have you sailed with a Seascape 18? If i can sailed easily downwind with the Seascape 18, I should also be able to do it with the Open 5.7. Beaching, slip launching and sleep over is definitely an advantage of the seascape 18 but in pure sailing behavior I do not know how it compares to the others
  6. JeromeUS

    Best Sportboats single handed

    When you are solo do you launch your VX1 from a hoist or ramp?
  7. JeromeUS

    Best Sportboats single handed

    Thank for your answer. I do not intend to travel a lot. Ramp and Hoist, both. Good to know that you manage to rig and launch the VX1 solo. Maybe a mast float like the one use for Hobie cat may avoid turtling? Can you get planning in solo with the VX1 for wind below 12 kts? What is the surface area of your short main? I have not been able to find it on Intensity website
  8. JeromeUS

    Best Sportboats single handed

    If some of you are in New England and would be willing to make me sail on your favorite sportsboat so I can make my own idea, do not hesitate to let me know!! Thanks!
  9. Hi everybody. I am considering buying a sportboats and I want to be able to sail single handed with it. No racing. If you have experiences sailing single handed with VX One, Open 5.7, Seascape 18, Melges 20 or Melges 24 I would love to hear from you. Some of my questions: - Is the VX One really self righting in solo? Yes I have seen the youtube movie of Andrew York on VX One self righting but is just the exception? Can the VX One turtle? - What is the stability factor of these different hulls (i mean hull shape not just bulb weight). The Open 5.7 seems to me the more stable boat (bulb weight and draft). Any comparison? Thanks all!