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Single hander preferably car topable

Post by pegasus » Fri Feb 22, 2008 4:37 pm

Im looking for a small singlehander preferably something that can go on top of the car and still cvrda-able

Has anyone got any ideas to what would be good, i was looking at Ok's and Solos

What else should i be looking for?

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Re: Single hander preferably car topable

Post by Steve » Fri Feb 22, 2008 5:09 pm

You can have my 1962 Europa Moth for free!!! But you will have to collect it from Switzerland! However it is certainly car-toppable.

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Re: Single hander preferably car topable

Post by neil » Fri Feb 22, 2008 5:12 pm

Greg

If you are after a Solo I have an unfinished project with a trailer.......the boat is complete

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Re: Single hander preferably car topable

Post by Rupert » Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:38 pm

The Minisail is the perfect car topable cvrda boat, as it is narrow enough not to overhang the edges. A solo would need a crane to get it on the roof...and the OK a crane and a sumo wrestler...ducks for cover...
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Re: Single hander preferably car topable

Post by DavidC » Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:18 am

Oh Dear, looks like we better weigh someones Solo if it is that light :D
The OK is only 2kgs heavier at 72kg and they are allowed to include dry control lines.

Hmmm, methinks a plot here! :twisted:

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Re: Single hander preferably car topable

Post by JohnK » Mon Feb 25, 2008 9:13 am

Theres a wooden Minisail on eBay; http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MINI-SAIL-IAN-PRO ... dZViewItem

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Re: Single hander preferably car topable

Post by Rupert » Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:01 am

This one has been on a few times. He has reduced the start price, now, but it still seems more like a finishing price, which is OK if there is only 1 bid...
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Re: Single hander preferably car topable

Post by davidh » Mon Feb 25, 2008 4:11 pm

Greg,

It's a good question to ask actually - for it highlights on of dinghy developments lesser know situations.

If one was unbendingly firm on the 1965 cut off point then the choice of singlehanders would be limited indeed - for the simple fact is that at that point the number of designs was very limited. Solo and OK you've identified... then there are the Far Northern Nordic Ice breakers - but you've got/had one of those...... so a Minisail, or better still, a minisail sport, complete with sliding seat, would be great. Other considerations....a Piccolo, or even a Bonito if you could find one.

THen again - how about a ToY? More of a real boat that the others - but is it car toppable?

I'm sure that others will have views on this

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Re: Single hander preferably car topable

Post by Rupert » Mon Feb 25, 2008 5:56 pm

You could probebly put a ToY on the roof of a Volvo estate, but it is a big, heavy boat and you would need some serious roof bars and strong helpers! Don't forget the International Moth and British Moth in your list of pre 65 single handers!
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Re: Single hander preferably car topable

Post by davidh » Mon Feb 25, 2008 5:59 pm

Rupert..............

I did try to forget them..... then you went and reminded me.

Looks like you will, after all, be immortalised in print (at least your white knuckles will be)

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Re: Single hander preferably car topable

Post by neil » Mon Feb 25, 2008 6:56 pm

davidh wrote:Greg,



THen again - how about a ToY? More of a real boat that the others - but is it car toppable?

I'm sure that others will have views on this

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The ToY is OK but not the greatest boat to sail, and they do have a habit of exploding into pieces. As for Singlehanders there's always the IC - the only real boat with a sliding seat, and one with shed loads of history - you can roofrack an IC but you would need a long car.......

Other singlehanders - the Mark but also the Mirror and 420 as both can be sailed in singlehanded mode (and the Firefly and Tideway can be sailed singlehanded - but do not attempt to roofrack a Tideway).

There's always the Optimist (would love to see Greg in one), the Seabat, Beechcomber and numerous Percy Blandford designs
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Re: Single hander preferably car topable

Post by Nigel » Mon Feb 25, 2008 7:05 pm

I know of a wooden Beachcomber going for less than £1000 :).

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Re: Single hander preferably car topable

Post by Rupert » Mon Feb 25, 2008 7:06 pm

Roughly £995 less?
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Re: Single hander preferably car topable

Post by Trevor C » Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:06 am

I am not sure the Beachcomber is "easily" car toppable.

How about a Mirror? There is a dedicated singlehander following and if you want to take a friend out you can, cheap too. I sail mine alone sometimes but have yet to try the spinnaker on my own. Hoisting would be fine, its attaching the pole that could be tricky.
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Re: Single hander preferably car topable

Post by pegasus » Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:15 am

Thanks for the replys guys has made good reading, i deffinatly wont be buying a oppy of mirror though if someone wants to donate one then i'll happy sail it!

Im going to have to wait on the boat buying front untill we've moved and the parents have give me the go ahead to buy more boats!

The Finns gone to Alister down at Roadford so we might see it racing down there.
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