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    Posted: 11 Aug 23 at 10:01am
Hi all, Iím looking at entering into the single handed trapeze area. I donít particularly want a skiff as I sail on a lake that is incredibly gusty.
Ideally I would be looking for something shaped like a 505 but smaller. I donít mind how much sail there is. I know you can single hand a 420 by moving the mast however Iím put of this as I know they did flex when the mast tension was on preventing the dagger bord form moving. (Is this still an issue with them?)

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I always enjoyed sailing a Contender, though the boom is a bit low during tacks!

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A Class Cat
Catapult
Contender
Dart 15 Sport
DX 15
Farr 3.7
Musto Skiff
RS600
RS700
Shadow
Unicorn
Vortex

A quick list of singlehanded trapeze classes, as far as I can tell... it seems a lot of them are cats!


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Hi Rob Smile

what's your weight? It would make a big difference regarding choice.

Personally I wouldn't sail on an incredibly gusty lake with a trapeze boat. (Maybe that's because I'm the wrong side of sixty LOL) I'm not saying it can't be done but you would need to be incredibly fast/nimble because you'll be in and out like a fiddlers elbow........It would keep you fit though Smile

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Iím normally around 80-85kg

I sail a 505 at the moment however Iím lacking a helm, even on the relatively stable 505 I can be in and out.
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Thanks for that,

I forgot to say I wasnít really looking at cats however the Farr 3.7 is new to me so I will look into that
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'lake' and 'gusty'  are terms   that   suggest  strongly away from a trapeze single hander 
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Very true hence asking for advise on a stable one
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I would have thought that if you can sensibly sail a 505 on your water a single handed trapeze boat would be feasible. The Vortex would be the most stable. Contender is definitely pre "skiff" and nice and heavy.They are notoriously slow in light airs though
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The contenders looking like the best bet at the moment. I forgot to say in the original posts that I didnít particularly want a cat.
Thank you though
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