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Home » Sailnet Boat Reviews » S - Boats starting with 'S' » Soling

 
Soling Soling
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Mon October 12, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Excellent boat for beginner to expert. good for racing or day sailing. very stable (50% bal/displ ratio). weighs just under 2300 lb. fiberglass with iron keel (4' draft)
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Review Date: Fri January 3, 2003 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Built by Borresson, Olympic racer w/ keel, huge cockpit 7 ft, micro-adj. for everything, self tacking jib makes for easy handling. It has self bailers but you have to be on a reach or run for them to use a vacuum action to work. This baby really carves turns quick and is extremely responsive to tiller movements. Points higher than anything on the water, bendable mast makes sailing in any condition on S.F. Bay even in 35+ winds with full sails no problem and you can fly in those conditions when you raise the spinnaker. Spinnaker is very simple to raise or lower never a mess or a disaster. I sail with only one partner or alone on occassions. S.F. bay has very choppy water with average summer winds 25-35 knots. The ride is quite adventurous but stable. Passing other boats is a normal occurrance without any effort. Rigs in about 10 minutes with Main sail attached to the boom. No compromises seemed to have been made for this boat to achieve speed. Fin shaped keel, narrow 6 ft beam, knife blade rudder, making adjustments to backstay, forestay, cunningham, vang, outhaul, inhaul, downhaul, main or jib traveller, jib clew, spinnaker, upper and lower shrouds, while under sail is a breeze. The ride is quite wet though. We outfitted ours with a trapeze because total crew weight is only 300 lbs. doing this is not race legal under one design rules. We also installed a retangluar box in the front part of the cockpit and use it for storage and for sitting straddled or as foot brace while the boat is heeled, or sleeping on, or as a table to eat on, we also store a battery under it for the running lights. Good beginner boat, don't let all the adj. lines intimidate you. Once adj. are made you just work the main sheet and tiller, that's it.
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