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  • 3 weeks later...

I have one.

I only race it at club level and am relatively inexperienced. I am therefore not best placed to give you an expert appraisal.

What I am told is that it will not compete at the top level.

In light winds I struggle, especially against the BP. But that maybe my 1 sails / rigs. With the 2 and 3 I do much better.

It is beautifully built, by ARS composites. They are good at communicating with buyers and it was not too much trouble importing.

They also build Tara, and a new one KMR ?

£200/300 for 2 rigs seems optimistic.

I have RMG winch so a bit more money there.

Do I wish I had waited for a BP? Yes and no!

If it sank tomorrow would I buy another? No, I would probably look at sedici, manta or kmr.

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The market for iom survives on the idea that the latest design is faster. Any of the top ten rated skippers would win with my boat, or indeed a plank with an iom rig bolted on. If you are losing by 5 boat lengths, a change of hull might get you on the podium- any more and its a change on the TX that is needed!

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  • 3 months later...

Mark,

I would not loose any sleep over it.

We both know that the converse is true i.e. A good boat sailed by a bad skipper will do badly.

One is reminded of that song by Page & Plant 1970

/Oooo and it make me wonder / - being but one line

/There's a lady who's sure/ all that glitters is gold/ being the opening line


Now that's got me started and I will play it five times tonight or until my fingers will bleed. Think of it while you are sailing on Sunday but the tempo might be a bit slow until the third part

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  • 7 months later...

I belatedly came across this thread.

For what it's worth, the economical boats I have sailed against include several I would regard as good value in terms of results for the price.

 

Nothing would turn a less talented sailor into a winner but a top boat might flatter by promoting a few places.

A good sailor probably needs one of the expensive types to do well at national level,  but could put up a good showing at club or regional level with an eco design.

 

From observation over several years I can recommend any of these modern era designs - Tara, MX, Wedge or for home builder the Alternative.

 

Jerry

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3 hours ago, FRA 3759 said:

I belatedly came across this thread.

For what it's worth, the economical boats I have sailed against include several I would regard as good value in terms of results for the price.

 

Nothing would turn a less talented sailor into a winner but a top boat might flatter by promoting a few places.

A good sailor probably needs one of the expensive types to do well at national level,  but could put up a good showing at club or regional level with an eco design.

 

From observation over several years I can recommend any of these modern era designs - Tara, MX, Wedge or for home builder the Alternative.

 

Jerry

 

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