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Thanks for all the info folks. I have my eye on one now ... but it's a long way from home.

That bonezzi is ridiculously lovely, but I'd be so scared of damaging it ( trap hook score along the deck etc ).

I note that the best Danish sailor sails den 1 ... Presumably not the first ever contender then!
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Originally posted by NickA

Thanks for all the info folks. I have my eye on one now ... but it's a long way from home.

That bonezzi is ridiculously lovely, but I'd be so scared of damaging it ( trap hook score along the deck etc ).

I note that the best Danish sailor sails den 1 ... Presumably not the first ever contender then!

You could use a key ball trapeze harness.  I do on my Contender and after a while you get used to it and trust it.  Far less lightly to damage the deck and foils.   Also, safer.  

I changed because I managed to get the harness' hook stuck through the centre main jammer's rope lead-eye during a gybe.  Fortunately, it was about 6 knots of wind at the time but it wasn't easy to free my self.   To this day I don't know how I managed it but one does need to crouch down really low tacking and gybing and the centre main jammer is high up on a tower.  Anyway, it got my attention and I changed to the key ball.   I think using the key ball with 'tack sticks' probably wouldn't work.
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OK so who was it that stole that lovely white Somner at 3200? Not like me to hesitate but I thought it was just too good to be true and it obviously was - Gone.
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