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    Posted: 18 Sep 07 at 9:36pm
Crew weight anyone? 23 stone too much?
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Taken from the Ovington website:
"The 29er provides sparkling performance at an affordable price, for crews between 110 - 135 kg, making this an ideal boat for husband/wife teams as well as for younger sailors."
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yea but that doesn't seem like much to me only about 21 stone

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Well, to heavy for a 29er? Go 49er! 21 stone seems to light, I reckon you'll be fine at 23 stone. I sail the 3000 with a combined weight of 21 stone.
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I usually sail my 29er with a crew weight of 23 stone and we are definitely on the heavy side - struggle quite a lot in any lightness.  Sometimes I sail with my cousin and we're 20 stone together and are pretty much perfect in terms of weight for performance across the wind range.  The thing about the 29er is that it's dog slow in displacement mode so you want to be powered up and planing on all points of sailing as soon as possible to be competitive, especially in handicap fleets.  The rig also depowers very effectively and the boat can be driven well by a light crew even when the wind really gets up.  
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"Well, to heavy for a 29er? Go 49er! 21 stone seems to light, I reckon you'll be fine at 23 stone. I sail the 3000 with a combined weight of 21 stone."

Nah

Get a 59er with a wire, it's like a 29er but much faster. We sail with about 21-22 stone and 23 would be about perfect.

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Originally posted by wetandwindy

Get a 59er with a wire, it's like a 29er but much faster. We sail with about 21-22 stone and 23 would be about perfect.

And your sailing committee let you get away with that on the usual PY of 905?

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23 stone? Perfect weight for a B14

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yea i know but it's not up to me, i have a boat, i'm just going through the options for mopps, who is currently looking  

thanks guys i thought we'd be too heavy

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And your sailing committee let you get away with that on the usual PY of 905?

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Oh yes. For now at least, Dave Hall suggests it may go down to 875 or 880. Given that our closest competitors sail Laser2000s and a Blaze their handicaps are at least as favourable as ours.

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