Double-hander dinghy suggestions

Discussion in 'The Dockhouse' started by laser2_9804, Aug 10, 2006.

  1. laser2_9804

    laser2_9804 New Member

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    My parents are wanting a boat to sail together. They know how to sail, they weigh about 140kgs all up and want something that they could race in the future.

    Ideally the boat would have three sails and no trapeze. A swing centreboard would be nice and the class must be readily available in Australia.

    Even though it doesn't meet some of the criteria, my parents are currently considering a Taser. However, any other suggestions would be appreciated.
     
  2. sk8ingsailor

    sk8ingsailor Member

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    Club 420 or 470. both have a trap, but you dont have to use it.
     
  3. madyottie

    madyottie Apprentice

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    At 140 kgs they're almost spot-on for a fireball! yes they have a trapeze, but the hullform is very stable, so it makes a good platform to learn the skills. I think Aus has the second largest FB fleet in the world, with the UK being no.1. I taught my fiance how to sail, use a kite, and trapeze on one! Now she's a competent sailor in her own right.

    Go here www.fireball-international.com for a look!
     
  4. WestCoast

    WestCoast New Member

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    Tasar sounds pretty good, aren't there a ton of them down there too?
     
  5. Radial 171107

    Radial 171107 New Member

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    I like the sound of a fireball, mopre stable than other boats of its speed range, look great in wood deck, sounds suitable if your parents are competant sailors (and can swim) and are lots of fun!
     

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