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Post Options Post Options   Quote A2Z Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Jan 20 at 10:34pm
Iím not sure youíll think it shnazzy enough, but youíd fit a Solo just fine, thereís one for every budget and it has the best racing circuit around. Probably already some at your club, especially if you sail inland.  Easy to sell on too when you want to upgrade or fancy a change.  
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Jan 20 at 1:12pm
Have you thought about a 2 hander ? Enterprise springs to mind, I know a couple of people who have sailed them solo for years, plenty of room.
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Why on earth would anyone deliberately chose a 2 hander to regularly single hand?  

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Size, we used to have a member who was 6'6" and 22 stone.
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Originally posted by A2Z


Why on earth would anyone deliberately chose a 2 hander to regularly single hand? †


I own a couple of singlehanders and still choose the Firefly to sail by myself on occasion. It's fun.

However, I suspect a bigger singlehanded boat makes sense here. A Finn ticks most boxes if the slipway isn't steep!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote A2Z Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Jan 20 at 6:16pm
The OP isnít a giant.  5í10Ē and 92kg is not at all unusual, and is perfectly competitive at club level in any number of singlehanders.  Even a Solo is perfectly suited at that size, never mind the real big boysí boats like the Finn. But it is way too light for nearly any two man boat if you donít want to limit yourself to light winds only.  
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Forgot Firefly, lovely boat, Mirror too, probably Heron would suit too, only any good if you feel confident handling 2 sails.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sam.Spoons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Jan 20 at 6:36pm
Heron and Mirror are both routinely sailed singlehanded, they even have recommended handicaps for it I believe.

IIRC 22 stone used to be considered optimum for an Ent.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Jan 20 at 6:58pm
Most of my 2 hander capsizes have been due to jib not being uncleated, so it's easy to understand people's reluctance to try it or recommend it.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote A2Z Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Jan 20 at 8:34pm
Iíve no problem with occasionally taking your two man boat out on your own when you are crewless and conditions are favourable, but to suggest one as a primary source of single handing is perverse.  There are myriad singlehanders that would be appropriate for the OP without going down some ultra niche route.  
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