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05-28-2008 10:10 PM
Britbiker You are correct, actually we would dump the jib and that worked fine. Some times though I have a tendency to ride things out to long.
05-28-2008 09:54 PM
lowtide i agree that you'd better be ready to dump the main in gusty conditions, but because the boat seemed to me to be mostly main it seemed very responsive and easy to control. remember during the summer there will be a lot of light wind sailing down there.
05-28-2008 09:33 PM
Britbiker Lowtide, Thanks for the info. Around here the flying scot does not seem like an easy boat to find for sale. The only issue I have with the scot is I keep being told they are hell to get back up after a knockdown, which I figure will happen sooner than later LOL.
05-28-2008 09:10 PM
lowtide brit

within a short drive from you there are a lot of opportunities for 1 designs.

the clubs to contact are: browns creek sailing assn
lake guntersville sailing club
privateer yacht club
muscle shoals sailing club
wheeler yacht club
pickwick sailing and cruising assn
many, many scots

ive heard the buccaneer and mutineer fleets down there on logan-martin are very competitive

i had never sailed a scot until crewing a few weeks ago, and it was the most fun ever in 8-10 knts.
05-28-2008 08:19 PM
djodenda Just make 10 inane posts here. That is an appropriate way to get past the limit. We won't mind. The post limitation is just to cut down on spammers.

As long as you get reasonable deal a boat in good condition, and be very cautious about any additional money you put into it, You'll be able to sell it for almost what you paid for it.

So, go buy a boat!

My son says I should put a smiley face on the post. He's been sailing since he was 5. Here it is.
05-28-2008 08:05 PM
Britbiker David, good info. More than likely we are headed toward the FlyingScot. Our feelings are we could race but still cruise around the lake and relax. Our experience is little, so we are trying as many boats as we can. So far the Scot fits the bill. We are still open for suggestions though. Thanks
05-28-2008 07:56 PM
Britbiker I am hoping with this thread I will get my 10 posts. We will be out of town this weekend but we would appreciate info on other races, gatherings, etc. By the way, we got into sailing for a relaxing hobby LOL.
05-28-2008 07:55 PM
djodenda So... The Flying Scot will be the most stable. The Snipe the least. I grew up sailing Snipes at summer camp and they are fun and responsive. They have the largest international sailing community if that manners.

Never sailed a Buccaneer, but I've been passed by many of them.

What I'd do is figure out which fleet/members I was most comfortable with (they all have "personalities") and pick that boat. Easy!

All good choices. Summer's awasting... Go do it!

05-28-2008 07:46 PM
lowtide i think you have to have 10 posts to get pm privileges here. you can always post back to this thread. I know there is a joint pursuit race on sunday with another club, but I dont know if i am racing yet.

Like many clubs, on race day or night if the wind is blowing it is no trouble to find a crew spot.
05-28-2008 07:27 PM
Britbiker Thanks for the replies. Lowtide, We might very well take you up on your offer. I will P.M. you about that. Djodenda, thanks for the encouragement on our decision, we feel that would help us become better sailors and racing is a blast. The club we are involved with has a fleet for all of the boats I have mentioned.
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