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  1. Our 29er has been stored outside in UK for 17 years. It looks like new. Always use a boat cover. Store bow up so any water drains out the back. And tie down is a must.
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    Eskimo Roll

    Had the chance to 'practice' the mast hovering technique yesterday. Rig directly into the wind. I think the secret is to make sure the vang is off completely and the mainsheet is free. As the mast came up off the water the boom sank so that the sail was coming out of the water hanging down almost vertically from the mast. This gives a big area for the wind to spin the boat.
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    Eskimo Roll

    Unless the boat is in danger of drifting onto a lee shore then I am happy to wait. Usually need a breather anyway.
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    Eskimo Roll

    Kurio99, I find that the hovering technique works in any orientation. If the rig is pointing directly into the wind then it takes longer for the boat to start to pivot. At first nothing seems to happen and then the boat does start pivoting. Best wishes though for finding a safe solution. Trapeze hooks, racks and control lines on the racks make it nothing like coping with a Laser or Aero.
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    Eskimo Roll

    No need for eskimo rolls. On our 29er or RS800 we do the following. If the rig is to windward somebody gets on the daggerboard and starts righting but stops when the tip of the mast is about a metre above the water. Keep the boat balanced in this position. The wind gets under the sail and the boat will then start to spin in the water so the rig ends up downwind. Then right in the normal way.
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    Windy RS200 racing... new boat, 7 years on

    Enjoyed that very much. Nice work. Thanks for posting.
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    Laser C5 Rig

    Julian, Thanks for taking the time to post up all this background. Fascinating. Still loving our 29er - Mr and Mrs cad age 64.
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    Laser C6 rig from the front page

    Do you have a link? Thanks.
  9. Well done guys. That is all good advice. And to the OP, enjoy your 29er sailing. You're in for a treat.
  10. The lack of a safety boat is a concern. Will you be sailing with no safety cover at all? If there is no safety cover then capsizing a Vago, say, on your own could be a big problem getting it upright.
  11. I was on rescue duty when an inexperienced sailor went out in a Vortex. He soon capsized. As Dogwatch suggested it was most definately a sod to get back upright. Try and get some crewing with an experienced helm on an RS800. This will give you trapeze, asymetric experience. Take it from there.
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    New 2 handed boat from Rondar.

    It would be interesting to know the sail area and how high it floats when on its side after a capsize. If the centreboard is not close to the water then I would not be impressed at all. Never did get to see that for the original version.
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    RS700 Newbie Video

    DTA, Couple of things that may help. When launching or landing make sure the vang is off. The main will not be powered up and the boat will be more docile. When launching in any breeze when you hold onto the racks head to wind the boat will keep trying to bear away. If you pull the rig over on top of you while holding the rack the bear away tendency is reduced. This lets you pick your moment to climb on and launch. Keep it up.
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    RS700 Newbie Video

    If the sail has scooped up water then the vang needs to be off. Also main needs to be uncleated. Otherwise it will never right.
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    RS700 Newbie Video

    Stand well forward when it's light to stop the transom dragging. Aim for a nice smooth flow off the back end. No turbulence or noise.