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In Topic: Fake mothmart advert

09 April 2014 - 07:53 PM

It was a scammer, Phil has taken it down. Like all things, if it seems too good true to be good it probably is.

In Topic: What is the most difficult boat to sail?

08 April 2014 - 09:55 AM

I'm just curious, which class is considered the most difficult to sail. Of course it isn't an easy question to answer, but still. I believe this must be a dinghy, hence I started the thread here.

18footer , 12 footer, IC, narrow skiff skiff moth, 49er, swift solo, or something else?

Foiling Moth given your not even sailing it till you learn how to swim it.


Foilers are easy compared to the low riding fat skiff moths with alloy masts.

In Topic: What is the most difficult boat to sail?

07 April 2014 - 09:46 PM

I had the pleasure of sailing a fat skiff with a carbon mast for a few races a few years ago whilst I was building my current foiler. With a modern pocket luff rig, the boat was a joy to sail.

The handling issues for those boats was all caused by the heavy alloy mast and boom.

In Topic: What is a Bladerider worth these days?

29 March 2014 - 07:07 AM

Make sure you read the Bladerider re-hinging guide, very thoroughly. Also, I need to use a knife to dig out all the tape inside the hinge after it is done.

In Topic: ...the kite-FOILER thread....

26 March 2014 - 07:23 PM

I'd love to do a Moth/Kite foil swap one day. Is there anyone with cross over experience? It sounds like both sides have their own opinion and one of us is wrong (although I seem to be a kiter on the Moth side). 


I don't necessarily think that one side is wrong and the other is right. I think that, like most things in life, there are many ways to solve the same problem. Don't forget the weight and forces involved are quite different as the kite carries a lot more of the weight of the rider vertically than a sail does on a moth.


It is only a matter of time before someone does both, in our area a lot of kite guys are interested in moths and vice versa ...