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Highland 20 foot racing dinghy?

Anyone know anything about a 20 foot racing dinghy/boat named the Highland? I don't have much info yet, but I found a beautiful 20 footer with three sets of sails for a good price. I did not have time for anything more than a quick look over today. 20' x about 8' I would guess with a composite rudder. The boat appeared to be in great condition, but I did not go over it closely. Figured I would find out what I was looking at before I showed any more interest in the boat. So far i have not found anything.
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You've got to mean a Highlander

Google Highlander Sailobat they are a 1 design 20footer
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Thanks! The boat looked good and it has three sets of sails. I did not look at the trailer because of time. I may take someone with me that knows more about boats and go take time to go over it good. The trailer and one set of sails would pretty much cover the asking price of the boat.
Are there boat specific problems to look for on these boats?
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Do you have two friends who can sail it with you? We sailed a Thistle (17 footer of about the same hull design - by Sandy Douglas) and it is a tremendous boat but light and with massive sail area. It's a racer - period, though folks do add sleeping arrangements. It will plane off the wind and do 15 knots - if you can control it. Two folks can sail it, but a third is needed just for rail meat in anything over 15 knot winds.

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But, boy, in light air days you can pick off anything up to and including Hobie 16's with two aboard.
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