Single -double handed sailing options
Posted 26 June 2011 - 02:55 PM
I am hoping to spice up my sailing on a new FT 10 after years drifting on 19th century gentleman's boats. I just like to solo, enjoy to cruise the Oakland estuary with my young son and but ultimately want to run hard with the SSS. (Right now I can only make 2 marks in a three bridge fiasco and get slapped on the downhills in my noble and quite forgiving wooden aux racer on the other races throughout the season).
I sail quite a bit but all I ever see are these boats and crew straight out of the gay pride parade -not that there is anything wrong with the lifestyle. The real question is how do I sail this boat without having a collection friends of Marys?
Posted 27 June 2011 - 12:31 AM
Posted 27 June 2011 - 04:12 AM
As I begin to explore sports boats and FT 10's more specifically, I just need to go be a day ride on one to decide if it is right for me and my limited crew.
Posted 27 June 2011 - 04:47 AM
OK that was a poor wiseass post with an iphone... It just seems 60K for a 60k boat shouldn't be just a gun but a more rounded boat. I suspect that many have this racer or and another boat which serves a more leisurely-luxury ride.
As I begin to explore sports boats and FT 10's more specifically, I just need to go and be a crew on one to decide if it is right for me and my limited crew.
Posted 27 June 2011 - 03:56 PM
From what I've seen they are a bit tippy (narrow beam) so singlehanding is going to be a challenge of keeping her upright..... up and down wind. Nothing beats time at the helm singlehanding. Get out there and figure it out.
but ultimately want to run hard with the SSS.
Posted 27 June 2011 - 07:26 PM