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Originally posted by Cirrus

Blaze hulls are around 51kg


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Experimentally we build one (bare) Blaze hull down to 46 kg way back.  Add wings, centreboard, all lines and correctors to get up to 72kg.  Note this was simply an exercise to see what limits might exist - another 6-7kg is so much easier, durable, less expensive to build and robust though.   The minimum weight rule of 72kg means that older boats remain within striking distance of the newest ones plus a long competiitve life is assured and older boats can act as 'first' boats for many in the class.   

But as already said maybe not 'ideal' for you.  You've tried it twice now, never attended any class training or even a single Blaze event to my knowledge and are obviously still struggling with your boat on the water.   Only a real optimist might approach the same challenge in the same way more than once and expect a different (ie better) outcome.   Do yourself a favour - sell your Blaze yet again  ....  (and get yourself an Aero - it is for the best but do attend some sort of training !) Wink

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Originally posted by Cirrus

obviously still struggling with your boat on the water.  


Er not so much as first time round, but I am strugglling to get it to and from the water and it is so ponderous once on the water when you come from sailing say the Solution or the Farr which are the other boats I'm currently using and it could be so much nicer a boat if it didn't struggle to perform in marginal planing.
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