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Old 20-03-2011, 14:32   #1
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Alrrrriiight?

I've been researching buying a small sail boat and learning to sail recently, hopefully sailing the med in my gap year or something. I'll be leaving school in a little over a year if I decide to grit my teeth and stick it out.. I keep finding myself on this site so I decided to register. Crazy amounts of useful info on here. Cheers guys.
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Old 20-03-2011, 14:56   #5
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Thankkya!

Boatman.. You've got a Corribee? Do you live on it? How's it for space, etc?
That was one of the boats I breifly looked at.. Im on a tight budget!
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Welcome aboard you young whipper snapper. lol
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Thankkya!

Boatman.. You've got a Corribee? Do you live on it? How's it for space, etc?
That was one of the boats I breifly looked at.. Im on a tight budget!
If your looking that small go for the Hurley 22 for running the Biscay and W Coasts of Spain and Portugal...
the Corribee's are good little sailors but the H22 blows them away...
a bit more space and heavier displacement.. O/B in a well... not hanging of the back... and they're fast..
Put it another way... I did the Biscay in December in a Hurley...
the H22 rode out 8-9metre seas... 50+kts...
and in June did it in a Corribee...
the Corribee 3-4metre seas... F6-7
I won't buy another Corribee... itsa Dinghy with a lid on...
but the H22... fin or bilge I'd sail anywhere... both have encapsulated keels...
the only real weakness is the rudder tube which is known to rust out...
result... unwanted, unexpected 'Glug Glug.... Mayday'....
Corribee's hit the high prices riding on the fact Ellen McArthur did the Round Britain on one... but thats all they have going for them from my point of view.
Here's a rare H22 with inboard engine for 2.3K... Hurley 22 Boats for sale UK, Hurley Used boat sales, Hurley Sailing Yachts For Sale Hurley 22 - Apollo Duck
Another good budget sailing boat is the Achilles 24.... similar low headroom but a bit more room and a good seaworthy boat...
Achilles 24 Boats for sale UK, Achilles Used boat sales, Achilles Sailing Yachts For Sale Achilles 24 - Apollo Duck
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Old 22-03-2011, 16:56   #8
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No expert but you might want to check out ' the simple sailor' website. Roger Taylor has sailed his Corribee all over the place, UK to Greenland and back and, I think, two Jester challenges. Not quite a dinghy with a lid.
Get your point about a heavier displacement though, I prefer my little Westerly, just feels more 'boaty'

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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here. Don't give up on school.
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