you have to be willing to swim alot till you get the hang of it. Should be cheap to own though - all those original rigs are scrap now, so old rigs should be widely available. Also, lots of old sails around.I saw a cheap old 49er on CL and I am thinking about picking it up to fool around in. I might try and race it, but that wouldn't be the point. Is it manageable enough to just go for a sail? Any input would be appreciated.
Are they like windsurfing sails the cloud up before they fail?well, take a good look at the sails. I dont know if you've had mylar sails before, but they're good till they're not... once they start to go they go fast, and if they're original... they're gonna go fast...
Just put an offer out on it, will see if they take it.Did you get it?
Well done and good luck - pick good conditions to learn in, get video too... here's our first attempt, it was too light,I now own a 49er. Looks like it should great fun. Also, is there much point in racing with the old rig?