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Max1279

Member Since 18 Dec 2011
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In Topic: What is the most difficult boat to sail?

01 January 2012 - 07:10 PM

Sunfish? isnt that like a type of scow, like a minisail or topper? I sailed a topper once, but it was very stable and incredibly forgiving, having never sailed a sunfish I have no right to judge, but I would just imagine it being similar to a topper to sail.

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

31 December 2011 - 11:58 AM

1325315312[/url]' post='3527764']But these small, vastly overpowered screamers have to be much more difficult to just get on and get going; Moths, 9'er, I-14, and flying a foil seems like it would take some significant time to learn.


A foil adds 'stability' so a foiling moth is therefore 'easier' to sail than it's 1990 lowrider counterparts, it is like having two extra big T foils wacked on, and the you get the stability from the wand and the rudder. This defenately doesn't make them easy to sail, compared to a laser or a solo they are still incredibly hard to sail.

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

20 December 2011 - 02:08 PM

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The ic is apparently quite hard

Max, Have you sailed one. They are not hard to sail.


Never, it's just their relatively thin hulls, hence the 'apparent' in my reply, and the sliding seats, they look like fun though!


Ah, Max, you meant narrow, not thin? If so, I get it now.


Yeah you've got my idea now, sorry about all the ambiguity about it!

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

19 December 2011 - 07:52 PM

1324320279[/url]' post='3513924']
The ic is apparently quite hard

Max, Have you sailed one. They are not hard to sail.


Never, it's just their relatively thin hulls, hence the 'apparent' in my reply, and the sliding seats, they look like fun though!

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

19 December 2011 - 05:19 PM

Any moth can be hard to sail depending on the conditions. A lowrider with a boom height that is too low, and means you can't tack without a capsize and in fluky conditions, it means you can't get set in to a reach or run etc. but if I had set the sail properly (my own mistake) and had the boom a higher height then t would be much easier to sail, and I could then get the proper vang settings, it would become a muh easier boat to sail! The ic is apparently quite hard. Cherub? Never sailed one so I have now idea, ultra 30?
http://www.cvrda.org...ltra30.htmlThey had very heavy riggin so could capsize, and occasionally people would find someone else take their trapeze! And they would fall off with the momentum they gained in a tack or gybe!