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    Righting lines

    Resurrecting this thread Does anyone have any photos of righting line setups they can post? Laser is on the market & im looking at buying a class of boat that actually legally allows righting lines But now after my 2 previous experiences sailing (swimming) im apprehensive about going out...
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    Top section leaking

    Thanks everyone for the help It is not the right boat for us. Will find & fix the leak in the top mast section then its going on the market.
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    Can't depower the boat or keep the boom out of the water

    First time i think that was my mistake. Subsequent sails though flicking the vang off when capsizing hasn't helped I appreciate everyone's help. Unfortunately my husband is just as sick of the boat as i am so we are selling it No idea what im getting instead (if anything), but its obvious...
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    Top section leaking

    Yes Rob B, i know how to pinch upwind. I spent the entire time fighting the boat so much that i couldn't even do that effectively. Honestly my husband has the same problem (fighting the boat) when he sails it too, & hes a lot stronger than me - the weather helm is just ridiculous. Neither...
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    Can't depower the boat or keep the boom out of the water

    Vang & cunno was literally on as far as i could physically pull it. Still couldn't depower the boat enough to actually be able to sail it
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    Top section leaking

    So we have finally established that the top section does in fact leak At least now I know why i can't right the boat from a capsize...... So how do we fix the leak in the top section?
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    Sabre dinghy (Australian class)

    Do you happen to know how a Sabre stacks up in terms of speed compared to an Impulse or Laser 4.7? Yardsticks dont necessarily tell the full story i find There are no Sabres at my club, but there is a good fleet of Impulses (which im too light for). There is a nearby club that has some Laser...
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    Can't depower the boat or keep the boom out of the water

    Just a question: when i capsized last time i sailed, a girl jumped out of the powerboat to help me. She did exactly what i had been doing, except i helped her. So both of us pulled on the centreboard with feet on the hull. The boat came up then. So should it really take two 60+ kg girls...
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    Sabre dinghy (Australian class)

    Thanks for the feedback, much appreciated! Im used to 125's so the stayed rig is much more familiar for me. Ive also heard that the 125 & Sabre hulls are pretty similar Ill do my best to get a ride on one before i buy! I have heard Sabres do float high when capsized. But i guess at least...
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    Sabre dinghy (Australian class)

    Anyone here who has sailed a Sabre? They are an Australian class Just wondering if i could get a comparison with a Laser from people who have sailed both?? I hate the laser at the moment, but also don't want to buy another boat if i have just as many problems in it. Im not sure if ill have...
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    Can't depower the boat or keep the boom out of the water

    Unfortunately there isn't anywhere really The marina here is full of powerboaties who think they own the place, capsizing in the boat harbour is not fun. You will definitely get sworn at repeatedly by some idiot in a powerboat. Been there, done that accidentally before, most of us have, but its...
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    Can't depower the boat or keep the boom out of the water

    Torrid, i don't really want to quit sailing but im not sure what else to do Like on Sunday, it got to the point where the rescue boat told me i wasnt allowed to continue sailing (i was already going to go in anyway) because they had to keep on assisting me but that meant they couldn't watch...
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    Can't depower the boat or keep the boom out of the water

    AlanD im in Brisbane, Australia
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    Can't depower the boat or keep the boom out of the water

    Torrid, its generally about 15 knots, sometimes gusting over The little amount of sailing i actually managed to do on Sunday (ie when I wasn't capsized), it felt way more manageable with a 4.7 rig - it was gusting to 20 knots that day.
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    Can't depower the boat or keep the boom out of the water

    Unfortunately there just aren't really any coaches here :(
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