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I'm 250 Lbs. Do I Need A Force 5 ?

James W.

Member
At 250 lbs. (plan on losing some but haven't yet) do I just need to look into
a bigger boat? I never plan to race- just have fun doing long runs down the
beach, etc.

Thanks
James
 

49208

Tentmaker
For just having fun, they are both going to carry the weight about the same. The boom is a little higher on the F5 if that is an issue.
 

fat-n-old

Member
I've never sailed a force 5 so I can't comment about that, but I started out about that heavy...and its perfectly possible to sail and race a laser at club level as long as you're mobile and reasonably fit. For having fun on the beach you'll be fine.

I was around that weight when this photo was taken, i'm considerably lighter (and a lot faster) now.

 

laserxd

Member
The laser can definitely hold you, you'll probably be able to shed some weight just by sailing a laser alone
 

James W.

Member
Hey, Thanks 49208, fat-n-old, and laserxd. This is very good news for me!
Thanks a million for the pic f-n-o (pic says it all). Looks like this boat is
holding you just fine!!

James W.
 
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