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Search: Posts Made By: HollieMac
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-29-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,789
Posted By Foxy
Re: Lightnings vs Scots vs Snark vs Sunfish

Hope that you don't mind that I brought this from PM to the main thread. When I tried to respond, I got a message that I didn't have enough posts to send private messages. Go figure!

The sailing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-26-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,789
Posted By paulk
Re: Lightnings vs Scots vs Snark vs Sunfish

Putting up a Lightning mast singlehanded can be done, but you'll want to try it with some helpers around the first few times. Missing the partners with the butt of the mast could be an expensive...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-26-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,789
Posted By RichH
Re: Lightnings vs Scots vs Snark vs Sunfish

Here's a listing of Portsmouth rating system for inshore centerboarders which will define the relative 'speed' potential of currently raced (and formerly raced) 'small' boats: Centerboard Classes...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-26-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,789
Posted By Foxy
Re: Lightnings vs Scots vs Snark vs Sunfish

We have a fleet of Flying Scott's owned by the sailing center I belong to. Mostly they are used for sailing lessons and recreational sailing by the members. They are very forgiving boats and very...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-25-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,789
Posted By Sublime
Re: Lightnings vs Scots vs Snark vs Sunfish

If you want a boat easy to single hand, go with the sunfish.

Lightnings and the scots are fun but above 12 kts of wind will be a handful singlehanded.

That said, if it were me, I'd learn how to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-25-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,789
Posted By micksbuddy
Re: Lightnings vs Scots vs Snark vs Sunfish

While a Scot is really meant to be doublehanded, I singlehand mine regularly. And it's okay with that up to about 15 knots, after that it becomes a bit overpowered, at least with my moderate skill...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-25-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,789
Posted By TJC45
Re: Lightnings vs Scots vs Snark vs Sunfish

You risk being in the water with any small boat including every boat on your list. it would take a jerk LEO to cite you for being in the water to right a boat.

That said, the fastest small boat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-25-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,789
Posted By RedHorizon
Re: Lightnings vs Scots vs Snark vs Sunfish

I'd vote for the laser or an MC Scow. Both are fast and should be available for pretty resonable prices for a good starter boat. A Hobie 16 is also a great bet if your looking for speed. I've...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-24-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,789
Posted By overbored
Re: Lightnings vs Scots vs Snark vs Sunfish

it has more to do with your launching and storage requirements then how the boat sails. will you launch single handed? will you use a trailer or car top? do you need power to get home if the wind...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-24-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,789
Posted By unimacs
Re: Lightnings vs Scots vs Snark vs Sunfish

Fastest: Moth or similar. If you want something fast but more stable, a cat of some sort.

Traditional Monohull: Laser, or perhaps a lake scow like an MC.

I sailed Lasers when I was a kid and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-24-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,789
Posted By Alex W
Re: Lightnings vs Scots vs Snark vs Sunfish

I should add that I don't have a lot of experience with boats this size, I've just done a lot of reading. I've sailed on a few of them and teach sailing on a small keelboat called the Blanchard...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-24-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,789
Posted By Alex W
Re: Lightnings vs Scots vs Snark vs Sunfish

They are quite different boats. The Lighting and Flying Scot are racing boats, the Sunfish and especially the Snark are more of a "have fun" type of dinghy.

The Lightning is somewhere between a...
Forum: Apps & Authors 08-29-2013
Replies: 510
Views: 117,318
Posted By manatee
Re: Recommended Reading

I've been working on a collection of free books, some I've already posted but they're scattered around. Try some of these:

Free books about sailing & seamanship & boats:
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