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#1 Infinite

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 10:06 PM

I was curious if anyone can recommend a small Opti sized sailboat that can hold an adult but sail with and Opti. The goal would be to find a small sailboat that I could sail next to my kids when they are in their Opti.  Ideally something bathtub like (non-self bailing) that look like an Opti for adults.

 

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#2 hobie17li

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 10:09 PM

Boston Whaler Squall..I modified the rig to a gunther rigged cut down penguin sail..



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Posted 09 January 2017 - 12:04 AM

Spyc has a class of boats that are essentially adult optis I think... I forget what it's called though

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 02:18 AM

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 02:36 AM

El Toro?

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 02:48 AM

170' yacht with 2 40' protectors.

 

because you want the best of everything for optikids



#7 ian rogers

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 05:35 AM

El toro. 1.5 times better than an opti.

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 05:53 AM

A Laser. Luff the sail to match speed. When junior is ready, put a 4.7 on it and buy yourself a new one.
when the kid has a kid you can both sail with the kid.
Then when the grandkid is ready, buy yourself a new Laser and pass the boats down
Then when the grandkid has a kid.....

#9 Raz'r

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 06:05 AM

El Toro?


Exactly

#10 John D

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 12:56 PM

Big difference between "coaching" and "sailing with".your kids. For coaching, U are going to need much more speed than an opti on steroids. U need to be able to move fore and aft and port and starboard of the coached boat. Its easy to slow down a much faster boat to sail along side but to trail and then move along side (either P or S) and move ahead etc at will in another opti type tub.....not so much.



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Posted 09 January 2017 - 11:34 PM

Sunfish works great for me and my 8 year old. Stable enough for me to help him right the Opti when he flipped (he did not believe an Opti could flip...). Easy for me to luff when sailing to his leeward so I can get him to stay on the wind. Fast enough to make it to the next mark early and coach him toward it. Works well and the price is right!



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Posted 10 January 2017 - 10:42 PM

I know a guy who has been collecting old Bytes to teach his daughters and their friends to sail. I think they have about 4 of them. Dad uses the megabyte rig and leads the pack of around. Its a funny sight. 



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 03:05 AM

Came in expecting a helicopter parent looking for a Zodiac to spoon feed their kid from. Faith in humanity restored. Byte, while not looking or sailing like an Opti, is an excellent option because the kid can try it out in the lighter stuff and gives them a transitional boat to moving into something less stable. It's also the ideal boat for a child moving on to the 29er later on.



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 07:58 AM

El Toro. Similar size. bigger rig. It has seats. They are raced by adults.



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 11:07 AM

170' yacht with 2 40' protectors.

 

because you want the best of everything for optikids

 

This!



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 12:42 PM

How about a mirror? They are slow and box shaped just like optis but big enough for an adult (and child if you want). Probably some going cheap just north of you

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Posted 14 January 2017 - 12:29 AM

Lehman 12 may be a good option. They are cheap as chips around here



#18 Rasputin22

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Posted 14 January 2017 - 01:03 AM

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#19 aslongastheyreallthesame

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Posted 17 January 2017 - 02:08 AM

Love my Trinka 12 and looking forward to using it for the same application.

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Posted 17 January 2017 - 08:40 PM

Love my Trinka 12 and looking forward to using it for the same application.

Good choice, we use our Trinka 12's (have 5) for adult sailing classes and opti training. Work well with 1.5 HP outboard motor too

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#21 seajay

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 10:01 AM

How about a mirror? They are slow and box shaped just like optis but big enough for an adult (and child if you want). Probably some going cheap just north of you

+1 on the Mirror.

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 12:29 PM

I was thinking an inflatable hull catamaran. Significantly faster is useful, low freeboard is useful, ability to raft up for repairs/tweaks, lunch/change of clothing etc is very useful, and if necessary should be able to fold up Oppy rig and tow it home.



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 02:18 PM

3rd for trinka. USA built as well!!






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