Posted 21 September 2013 - 06:48 PM
Posted 21 September 2013 - 07:42 PM
they'd be slow for a proto (which is what they are).
Posted 21 September 2013 - 08:17 PM
Posted 21 September 2013 - 08:59 PM
Well compared to a series( i know dumb question) Howd they do?
from what i've heard over here, slower than the average.
Posted 22 September 2013 - 04:54 AM
Posted 22 September 2013 - 05:20 AM
Posted 22 September 2013 - 05:40 AM
..........'' I wanna get it right the first time and not think to hard about it.''
.....that sounds like a contradiction of terms
Posted 22 September 2013 - 02:46 PM
Ah stupid spellcheck. Do Rio=to
Madre mia just ignore the do in the last post....
Posted 22 September 2013 - 03:14 PM
...the I550's can be a simple build,,,and cobble together spars and sails from other boats.....
.........and the skills you pick up would only make a better mini when you're organized enough t'do it right!
...there's a columbus day regatta coming up in Newport ,oregon,,,I'm not going to make that one,,,but it's a great event,,,and I'm sure there's a crew-spot waiting for you!
Posted 22 September 2013 - 03:45 PM
I'll have to keep that in mind. I'm basically split into 2 different mindsets. I either want a boat like a mini ( fast, can sleep 2, ocean capable, cheap for type of boat) or I want something like a Hoot , Musto Skiff or a foiling moth. I know these mindsets are about as far apart as you can get but It comes down to whether or not I want to sail on opb's or if I want to go for it and build/ buy something for my self.
Posted 22 September 2013 - 03:59 PM
...heh,,certainly the i550's and HOOT! go by the 'first-hit-free' credo,,
,,,there's a lad at sandpoint in seattle that could give your first 'hit' on the HOOT
........you'll never go back to where-ever yer came from!**
........**need to work on those sales-lines!!
Posted 22 September 2013 - 04:15 PM
I would be more into the whole hoot option if they had a kite atm
Posted 22 September 2013 - 04:16 PM
And do you have any photos of the interior of an i550. Can't really find any online and I'm trying to determine if there sleepable...
Posted 22 September 2013 - 10:05 PM
...the i550's are optional layout between the long cabin -camping version,,,imho,,the short cabin,long cockpit puts too much priority on camping over sailing qualities .....personally I'm a dinghy sailor have the below-decks pretty sealed off,,,but some definitely have fun doing occasional overnights......it's said that a couple sleeping in an i550 will either really make or really break a relationship
...you'd be best to go to either i550class.org,,, or i550NAclass.org and ask for pics there.
...and what's the 'whole HOOT option' you're mentioning above?
......I've been sailing with a 150' kite the last few weeks
Posted 22 September 2013 - 10:20 PM
Posted 22 September 2013 - 10:26 PM
Posted 22 September 2013 - 11:40 PM
...past a fleet of 29ers in ~12 knots!
...I'm waiting on a fleet quorum to form before they're 'official'
...Tacoma would be well centered on where the other owners,,events are.
...why not send your e-address through PM
Posted 23 September 2013 - 02:10 PM
Sarcoma - given your age, Id recommend the skiff. you will learn more about boat handling.
Posted 23 September 2013 - 06:26 PM
Posted 23 September 2013 - 06:45 PM
Posted 24 September 2013 - 09:51 AM
Well if your ultimate goal is doing something like the Mini-Transat, the singlehanded skiff's will give you a lot more learning curve fast. The best crew's I've sailed with have been pretty awesome skippers in their own right..
dunno if you know who Chris Nicholson is - but back when he was campaigning the 49er (I had the privilege of sharing a course with him) when he was asked how he got good - he said "Sail EVERYTHING" iow variety in amplifies your senses and improves your ability to understand how any one particular boat handles, so that when you choose to focus on one and master it, you start out ahead of others in the game since you are open to bringing in other techniques.
So sail Lasers, Sail Mustos, Saiil Moths, see if you can get hooked up with a J-24 program on LakeW, See if you can get hooked up with one of the F18s in the area. Sail windsurfers. Sail kites. Sail shorthanded Jack and Jills. Sail Swiftsure on a machine Sail 29ers and I'14s where you have to coordinate with crew.
get a BROAD swath of experience. Even if your ultimate goal is Minis, build that wealth of knowledge on which to create an outstanding campaign
Posted 24 September 2013 - 03:49 PM
He's the ETNZ skipper from the Volvo right? I'm fortunate to have recently gotten a spot on a J-29 race team and will be racing on October 5th with them so I'm very fortunate for that opportunity. It seems like that in conjuncture with a Musto, Hoot, etc.. would be good training for eventually doing a Mini Campaign as well as It just being good fun to bum around on a Musto or something and then race competitively on the J-29. Thanks for your help and hopefully i'll be able to get out on the water soon.
Posted 24 September 2013 - 10:17 PM
Nicco was one of the volvo skippers, and before that a 3x World Champ in 49ers, and a champ in Aussie 18s
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