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Vivacity 20
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Description: Vivacity 20
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Review Date: Fri June 13, 2003 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 


A wonderful first boat.Kindly and forgiving, sturdy enough for the wind and chop in the San Francisco Bay.I sail alone most of the time and she will hove to nicely while I mess around... The cabin is cleverly designed and easily comfortable enough for overnights or vacations. Very responsive and easy to sail in and out of her berth(I don't use an engine).
Minus: Doesn't track as well as I'd like...I wonder if a deeper rudder would help?
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Review Date: Wed October 31, 2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 


Hi - I have a Vivacity 21 ( 650 ) and I assume by not tracking well you mean it doesn't sail close to the wind. I found that because the jib/genoa runs outside the shrouds it needs to be very well sheeted in to stop her turning into the wind and to allow her to sail closer. I achieved this by fitting Barton clutches which hold the sheet really tight. In addition, as my sails are not new, I've changed the traveller to a short rope attached to each end of the horse. This allows the mainsail to be sheeted closer to centre which is an advantage when the sails are worn and too full.

Hope this helps, great boats though aren't they?

TonyB Norfolk England.
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