Sorry Livia.I should have realised.I am still of the opinion that at around AUD10K these boats provide a welcome and value plus entry level for those who aspire to Beer Can type racing while they learn the ropes and then upgrade to a class legal boat and enjoy One Design racing.If you were well heeled you may wish to donate your Mould 11 boat to the local Sea Scouts when you become a bit more proficient in the sport.All the blocks and lines etc would keep the Sea Scouts fleet of 50 year old GP14’s and Mirrors operational and on the water for years to come.Who said there was no upside in this saga.Just got to think outside the box.He is talking about about an Etchell, not a similar boat 31 feet for long
I'm shocked, shocked to hear that not all etchells are identical.Be careful the old old boats can't use the set up of the new boats. Keel location the balance gets thrown off. I remember on our old girl USA 440 we had to run a shorter forestay than the brand new boats.
Disappointed with the feedback?i took it for my first sail last night. wow thats alot of mainsail to put up by yourself, i was singlehanded. i must say im dissapointed with the feedback. i was looking for some help. my mast is raked back almost 4 ft and my forestay still looks like a wet noodle. this seems wrong to me. a kirby 25 has running backstays to keep tension on the forestay. the wind was light under 10 knts, the helm felt balanced. when i got in i shortened the forestay an inch, with the backstay on its still sags. maybe when the mainsail is loaded up it straightens up.