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by Nessa
Mon Nov 24, 2008 10:07 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Singlehanded challenge
Replies: 103
Views: 16009

Re: Singlehanded challenge

I think that would be phantastic - I would bring my Menace and I'd hope others would come too.
by Nessa
Sat Nov 22, 2008 6:16 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Singlehanded challenge
Replies: 103
Views: 16009

Re: Singlehanded challenge

It is true that the phantom class is trying to introduce classic racing, but I think they have decided to allow self drainers and epoxy built boats, so mine is already outclassed.
by Nessa
Sat Nov 22, 2008 5:03 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Singlehanded challenge
Replies: 103
Views: 16009

Re: Singlehanded challenge

Oh! How did I miss this? Now you see, if it were allowed I would be outside even now, strapping phantom k88 to the road trolley and bringing her to Baltic Wharf tomorrow (with the contender remaining firmly in the boat park on the grounds of it being not at all sensible to sail such a boat at BW.) I...
by Nessa
Sat Nov 15, 2008 8:04 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Which Singlehander?
Replies: 80
Views: 15446

Re: Which Singlehander?

I was watching a British Moth out on Stanborough Lake today and thought of this thread. It looked lovely. I want one..... :)
by Nessa
Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:59 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Which Singlehander?
Replies: 80
Views: 15446

Re: Which Singlehander?

I do agree with what Rupert says about the advantages of the Topper, but for the point of the pushy parents. I did safety boat duty at the Topper Nationwide event at Oxford. There were 200 boats taking part. The kids had, for the large part, the best, most up to date kit their parents could buy, and...
by Nessa
Thu Nov 13, 2008 4:49 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Which Singlehander?
Replies: 80
Views: 15446

Re: Which Singlehander?

But if it must be a single hander, and there is already one at your club, then yes, a Europe is a good little boat and probably more forgiving weight wise than the streaker.
by Nessa
Thu Nov 13, 2008 4:47 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Which Singlehander?
Replies: 80
Views: 15446

Re: Which Singlehander?

With the development of the new Rooster built Streaker the boat is undergoing a huge boost in popularity - 50+ at the nationals, including a good helping of female and junior sailors. It does mean, however, that decent second hand boats are rare. There were two on ebay recently, but that is unusual....
by Nessa
Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:59 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Which Singlehander?
Replies: 80
Views: 15446

Re: Which Singlehander?

The only thing I would say about builders is that although there are mostly Winner built boats around, they can be a little on the fragile side. The Rondars tend to be more robust. Was there not a Batt Europe around, or was that just the sails?
by Nessa
Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:57 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Which Singlehander?
Replies: 80
Views: 15446

Re: Which Singlehander?

It was definitely a retrograde step for women's sailing when they brought in the radial over the Europe. A recent Y&Y comparison test showed the Europe to be a far superior boat in every way. I had a Europe for a while (when I was at Shearwater) and even though strictly speaking I was too heavy, I s...
by Nessa
Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:51 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Which Singlehander?
Replies: 80
Views: 15446

Re: Which Singlehander?

The Europe is a great boat - much more boat like than a topper etc. But as David says, where you sail and who you sail with/against should always be taken into consideration. I would have thought 40kg definitely on the light side for a Europe. Why does the sailor dislike the topper/tera type boats? ...
by Nessa
Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:06 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: what time is it?
Replies: 2
Views: 7231

what time is it?

I appear to be in a time warp (no bad thing) and no, I don't mean that I am surrounded by talk of olde boats, I mean that the board time as I see it appears to be inconsistent with real time (if there is such a thing - sorry, philosophy grad, what do you expect?) Is there a way of making them match ...
by Nessa
Mon Nov 03, 2008 5:00 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Lidl again!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1909

Re: Lidl again!!

Looks like a bargain! My retail discovery for today has been Screwfix - soooo much cheaper for sanding stuff. I shall never go to B&Q, Homebase, Focus etc again!
by Nessa
Sat Nov 01, 2008 5:25 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Int 14 773
Replies: 15
Views: 6100

Re: Int 14 773

I have to say the cockpit of this boat looks very similar to that of my lovely Agamemnon, but the hull looks quite different - hard to judge from the photo though, plus mine is not painted. I have had some time off scraping this week to give my poor hands a rest and to jaunt down to Devon to collect...
by Nessa
Fri Oct 24, 2008 7:41 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Traditional Boat Buying Research
Replies: 5
Views: 2403

Re: Traditional Boat Buying Research

I took the chance to say that my sailing club has recently bought a traditional style lugger as a teaching boat. It is fantastic for taking out small groups of younger children, even on their tiny lake, especially for pirate theme days. The kids are very safe because there is seating all the way rou...
by Nessa
Thu Oct 23, 2008 6:37 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Agamemnon - i14 869
Replies: 65
Views: 17078

Re: Agamemnon - i14 869

It's a small world isn't it: Agamemnon's new crew's father is also a Lloyd's Name and a quick phone call reveals he knew Jonny Prentice pretty well.... David, I have in mind exactly the sheeting arrangement you describe. I've used it on lots of boats and it works pretty well in my opinion. I can't a...