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hippo008 04-04-2012 10:51 PM

Help Me Choose A Boat?
 
Hi, first post here, so i will try to abide by the rules.

I started sailing about 6 years ago, with opti's, then lasers, then 420's and then Racing. I have been racing 420's and Lasers, and we have won 2 state title's and i have won numerous as a crew for 420's, including best and fastest crew at my school, for 420's that is. I love boating, and it come time for me to buy a boat, i have saved about 10,000$ and my parents say they will throw in some cash for line, and some money for the boat.

I am looking for Dinghy class, or something close to that size. I am a speed addict, i love fast sailboats, there is nothing like the experience of going 20mph without a motor!( all those addicts will know what i am talking about.)

The biggest boat i could handle with my mooring and skill, is something about 25-30foot. But i am really hoping for something smaller, sleeker,and faster. I am talking about maybe a 49er, or a V15 or something similar. A boat that i could single hand, or have a friend on with me. Now what is important, i live in Boston,so water is cold. So a boat that is not be super wet when low wind. Lastly i don't want something that is going to be hard to keep from a wing dragging,or an outrigger.

thesnort 04-04-2012 11:14 PM

Re: Help Me Choose A Boat?
 
Bladerider International -

MarkCK 04-06-2012 07:21 PM

Re: Help Me Choose A Boat?
 
I would look at a Weta Trimaran. It's a multihull but it fits your criteria.

ccriders 04-07-2012 10:22 AM

Re: Help Me Choose A Boat?
 
The local yatch club hosted the Meigles 24 Worlds here last spring. Those boats could really fly, even in the heavy chop we have here. Their practice days had light winds and flat water and they were a little displeased, but the winds kicked up to 20 or so knots for their races and they really flew with big smiles all around.
John

RobGallagher 04-07-2012 10:30 AM

Re: Help Me Choose A Boat?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by hippo008 (Post 854680)
Hi, first post here, so i will try to abide by the rules.

I started sailing about 6 years ago, with opti's, then lasers, then 420's and then Racing. I have been racing 420's and Lasers, and we have won 2 state title's and i have won numerous as a crew for 420's, including best and fastest crew at my school, for 420's that is. I love boating, and it come time for me to buy a boat, i have saved about 10,000$ and my parents say they will throw in some cash for line, and some money for the boat.

I am looking for Dinghy class, or something close to that size. I am a speed addict, i love fast sailboats, there is nothing like the experience of going 20mph without a motor!( all those addicts will know what i am talking about.)

The biggest boat i could handle with my mooring and skill, is something about 25-30foot. But i am really hoping for something smaller, sleeker,and faster. I am talking about maybe a 49er, or a V15 or something similar. A boat that i could single hand, or have a friend on with me. Now what is important, i live in Boston,so water is cold. So a boat that is not be super wet when low wind. Lastly i don't want something that is going to be hard to keep from a wing dragging,or an outrigger.

I think that before the discussion goes toward the actual boat, where do you plan to keep it?

From your post it sounds like the boat may stay on a mooring, is this correct?

Some light weight speed demon type boats may not do well on a mooring. Make sure that the rig is designed to stay up all summer and take a pounding.

Where do you plan to winter the boat, on a trailer or in the yard on stands?


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