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I saw one of these in action yesterday and the model interests me( Certainly the price is right). I have a question about them(as usual).
one is: I've read online that they can be singled handed but I'm not sure about that. It seems unlikely that a person of my size could keep one upright...
anyway, I'd love to hear what everyone thinks of the Cyclone 13

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hehe, now I have a very long list of boats I'm interested in...
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I have a Cyclone 13 and have enjoyed sailing it. It has all the basic sail trim controls, which makes it a good boat to learn on. I bought it as a trainer for my son when he was young. I don't know your age or size, but I would be less concerned with your ability to keep it upright than with your ability to right it if it capsizes. If you only sail it in light air while you're learning, you'll develop the skill to keep it upright. While you're learning, you should only sail it with supervision, so that, if it capsizes, and you can't right it yourself, someone will be nearby who can help you. In time, you'll develop the skill and self confidence and strength to be able to deal with those situations yourself.
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Capri 13

I have a Capri Cyclone 13 and it's very easy to setup and sail alone. I have never flipped it but the procedure to right it seems simple enough. Stand on the daggerboard and pull.
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I live in central Ca. I am looking for a good lake in my area to learn on. I have limited experance sailing with my father in the ocean in a catalina30.Any help would be appricated
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