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post #3 of Old 07-24-2012 Thread Starter
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Re: Single-hander

Thanks Greg;

I looked at the VX One website; nice boat. It looks like it is a sister boat to the Viper 640. Does it also have a drop keel?

Can this boat be sailed comfortably single-handed? I saw that it has a self tacking jib and furler. The standard jib must be small and not overlap the main. Is that correct? Does the keel make the crew weight less important? In many centerboard boats, even catboats, the "ballast" effect of the crew is critical to good performance.

Please tell me more,
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