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    Posted: 09 Oct 14 at 1:11pm
My boat always sails to its handicap, unfortunately I sometimes don't  Wink
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sounds like a D-Zero that ;-)
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In view of all we were saying on the OK thread, the 300 does look like a nice boat.  

If only it weren't so tippy.  A tad more waterline beam would help, but would make it slower.  I wonder if a small footwell would help - as I recall, standing up was critical to the early stages of familiarisation, and getting down off that double-floor would settle things down somewhat.  I'd take the hassle of a little bailer in exchange.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote kneewrecker Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Oct 14 at 10:55am
personally I found dakine stomp studs were good for traction....  I cleared out a warehouse of them when some dude had a fire sale running.






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There are pills you can take for impotency, but even hetracil isn't going to help me sail a 300.

Step ladders maybe..
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Originally posted by iGRF

Originally posted by kneewrecker

As I said, it would take a few weeks to climb up the side...  but I appreciate it's not for the impotent.  


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Originally posted by kneewrecker

As I said, it would take a few weeks to climb up the side...  but I appreciate it's not for the impatient.  


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As I said, it would take a few weeks to get over the 'Wtf is this all about' feeling...  but I appreciate it's not for the impatient.  
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Post Options Post Options   Quote iGRF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Oct 14 at 10:16am
Originally posted by kneewrecker

You should try an RS300 Graeme-


I have thanks, I established base camp before the assault on the North face of the starboard gunwale , it is without doubt the singularly worse contrivance known to sailing mankind, the designer should be shot, anyone who sails one committed, or at the very least we should stage a class 'intervention' put them away somewhere, kind of isolated, consider them a form of sailing ebola.

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You should try an RS300 Graeme- it would take a few weeks to get over the 'wtf is this all about' and it would engage windsurfing brain more than dinghy brain at times- think planing exits from carve gybes.  I only sailed mine inland, but the guys who took them up to Prestwick and across to Filey swore blind they were amazing in waves too.  

Plus you could switch down to the A-Rig when it's windy (okay class rules would strictly speaking prevent that, but sod that...)

Definitely a boat that is not crossed off my list.
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