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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sam.Spoons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Mar 18 at 4:12pm
Can't find the class rules BTW but are toe straps prohibited? Otherwise the keen guys will be hiking as hard as ever when the wind picks up........
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Post Options Post Options   Quote SUGmeister Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Mar 18 at 4:39pm
As I understand it no toe straps, you can perch on the side deck but not hike

This looks serious fun....
 




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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sam.Spoons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Mar 18 at 5:41pm
I might have to get me one of those when my back finally gives out.......

I saw a couple of pics on that first link that looked as if the helm was leaning back. IIRC when I sailed an Oppie back in the mists of time (around 1964/5) sitting on the side was prohibited.....




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Looked at Apollo duck and they have a section for cruising dinghies. Not sure the Farr 3.7 counts.
There was a Cornish cobble that might fit the bill. Depends on your launching access, if you can use a car then it would be ideal. 
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If you are thinking about a Foxer do try before you buy.

A guy at our Club had one before he retired from sailing. I sailed it on a couple of occasions and personally found its sailing ability to be awful, particularly when attempting to go to windward.

I do accept they seem to be quite popular in certain quarters but following my experience I am struggling to see why.
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I will try a few before purchasing. However, I am looking for a boat to potter and cruise in, not looking to go racing with. Just like to go for a nice sail and enjoy the open water
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