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High Flow

Member Since 30 Sep 2004
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In Topic: 49er newbie questions

24 March 2017 - 06:51 AM

so were where you fugu?

In Topic: 420 vs 505 for beginner

24 March 2017 - 06:50 AM

If you really want to buy your own boat (I understand some people just need to have their own boat - me too).

Then I agree with leadminer that a modern training boat like the RS Quest will be much better suited to you (as a beginner) and your venue than a 505 or 420.

The 505 is a vintage design, but still a great boat - don't get me wrong!

But you might get very frustrated with it as it is not made for your needs.


A modern trainer dinghy like the RS Quest (there are similar boats from multiple manufacturers) will give you much more satisfaction - and for your partner too.

You can take someone else out if you ever wish to. It is large and stable enough - but not heavy and difficult to handle.


A boat similar to the RS Quest is what (I would say) you are looking for.


what to save a lot of money? then it's proabaly not the best option

What to have a lot of fun and don't waste your time with fixing the boat and swimming: then this is your best option.

In Topic: 420 vs 505 for beginner

23 March 2017 - 08:32 PM

Cape Town is not your average pond for a Sunday evening in light winds.
As someone mentioned above 30kn is a normal day in Cape town.
Not the best conditions for learning to sail in a 505.

In Topic: 420 vs 505 for beginner

22 March 2017 - 04:27 PM

This is the best answer....period!


Other people's boats!!!

Get some rides.

Get more rides.

Then get rides on the boats you are beginning to think about buying

Then step back and think about it

Go for more rides.

Think about when you had the most fun

It may be a fleet with people you
Love but you only sorta like the boat

That describes pretty much every boat I have ever owned

"Boats that come with a group of friends. "

Get one of those

Other people's boats.
That is indeed the best.
You don't need to own a boat. You only need to know someone who does!

In Topic: 420 vs 505 for beginner

22 March 2017 - 01:31 PM

Dude, you need to look for a different boat.  Learn to sail, THEN look into a 505.


I kinda have to agree.


505 is not a F1 car. But a powerful rally car. not ideal for driving lessons.