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Old 31-03-2013, 02:59   #1
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Hi there one and all.
I'm a late starter, looking to get a T/S after getting some practice in a Mirror Dinghy. Living just outside Murwillumbah.
I would love to get some experience crewing with anyone close by, so that I can make a decision on what boat to buy. I've looked at a couple of Rob Legg 24's so far but still not sure if it's the right boat for me.
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Old 31-03-2013, 05:49   #2
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Charles.
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Old 13-04-2013, 00:51   #3
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here on the forum.
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Old 11-05-2013, 22:52   #4
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I recently bought an RL24 and am fixing up a few little things after doing a few test sails. Very impressed with how well it responds in light winds. After a few more practice runs in the Tweed River I will venture out over the Tweed Bar when conditions are favourable and get a feel for it in the open sea.
Loving it!
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Cruising in Australia is awesome. We sailed to Australia two times. It is a great cruising destination. I want to get Exit Only back to Oz. Good luck on finding your yacht.
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I recently bought an RL24 and am fixing up a few little things after doing a few test sails. Very impressed with how well it responds in light winds. After a few more practice runs in the Tweed River I will venture out over the Tweed Bar when conditions are favourable and get a feel for it in the open sea.
Loving it!
You will have so much fun! Great boats .

The RL Owners Association is Victoria based, but well worth joining. Lots of valuable info can be picked up. The Nationals (held in January) are a LOT of fun even as a beginner.
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Welcome Aboard Shotchas; nice part of the world where you are - I went to school close by on the Qld side of the border but Murwillumbah was our closest town.

Enjoy your RL24.
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I have had a lot of experience in RL24. They can be pretty quick but they are also unforgiving. They WILL capsize quite easily. Make sure you lock your board down outside. I saw one come in full of water from capsize. In the national titles at lake cootharaba I would estimate 30 percent of them had a capsize through theses titles.
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