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    Posted: 19 Apr 07 at 9:12pm
Okay........
Need for a fast singlehander that's not too tricky and below 2000
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Define fast, define too tricky, and state water to sail on.

After all those of us who sail ICs don't find them too tricky, and the folk who sail Moths don't find them too tricky either, but other folks may not agree!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote landlocked Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Apr 07 at 9:20pm
how about a foiling AIC? but it fails on all of your requirements
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yeah not really the sort of thing I was looking for.

Fast - PY sub 1000 or just plain "feels fast".

Not too tricky - a laser sailor can jump into one and after a bit of practise nail it.  So not really moth or IC territory.

Water - Open, choppy, tidal.

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Easy, Contender, ticks all the boxes.
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The 300 is faster than the contender in many conditions, but the old style IC isn't as hard as you might think, and a wooden on could be cheap. I would consider one for a bit of fun! I would give one a go: I think they are ok for lighter people, and they look a lot of fun, and an IC on your sailing CV looks good  ( although a contender isn't bad either!!)
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BTW there was a guy with an IC at one of my clubs, and he coped much better with that than his 700, so they aren't that hard!
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By the way weight isn't really an issue - the boat's not for me

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Contender sounds like a good option.
300 is great and that's what I though at first but they're too expensive and there are none second hand anyway.
What about the Blaze?  Could be a possiblity
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Originally posted by Rob.e

... but the old style IC isn't as hard as you might think, and a wooden on could be cheap.


I paid under a grand for a pretty reasonable carbon hull wood deck IC: the only real downside being a tin mast. I really don't find them as difficult as advertised until it gets into F5, then, well, they are. People at my club who've jumped in mine have been able to sail about reasonably. And it is certainly one of the boats that you must have sailed in your lifetime.
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