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Alistair Edwards

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Moving to a modern boat
« on: November 28, 2018, 08:07:36 AM »
My involvement with the class started with a Tigress (N3143 Catatonic). Having decided that I don't like spending my time looking after wooden boats I then picked up a Paper Dart (N2903 Maxim). Even with baggy old sails the Paper Dart has proved to be very competitive on the river.

However, deep down I have always wanted a more modern boat. So I am acquiring N3517 (Carbon Paw Print). Looking forward to having a much lighter boat to haul up the slipway.
I will need to be careful using a foiling rudder on the Thames, but after many years sailing on our reach I hopefully know where most of the shallow spots are!
N3517 Carbon Paw Print (Big Issue 2)
N2903 Maxim (Paper Dart)
Previously N3143 Catatonic (Tigress)

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Re: Moving to a modern boat
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2018, 08:30:20 PM »
That is great news, congratulations! Will you travel further with your newly acquired competitive boat?


One of the great things about the N12 is the ability to start with a cheap, older boat and then progress through the designs! After a bit of sailing in a Design 8, I bought my foolish and now, who knows what 2019 will bring............
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Alistair Edwards

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Re: Moving to a modern boat
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2018, 08:19:53 AM »
I already love sailing the older design, so I am very excited at the prospect of a much racier boat. I moved to 12s from an Enterprise having seen how the 12s could keep moving in very light breeze. I am sure Carbon Paw Print will be brilliant in light conditions on the river.

I would like to travel to a few events, but I have a slight problem as my hybrid car is not approved for towing so my insurance would be invalid. Maybe I can find a lightweight crew who has a car with a towbar!

N3517 Carbon Paw Print (Big Issue 2)
N2903 Maxim (Paper Dart)
Previously N3143 Catatonic (Tigress)

 
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