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    Posted: 24 Aug 23 at 4:17pm
Originally posted by Sam.Spoons

The Heron is another option for a single and double hander but has the same issues as the Mirror for two adults, i.e. limited space I the cockpit. The class rules (like the Mirror) allow them to be raced singlehanded though which may be important.


There's a lot more room in a Heron than a Mirror. The boom is a lot higher too which really helps, especially for the crew. The average lady should have no trouble fitting into the front of one. Finding a race-competitive on one would be a challenge though as such boats rarely seem to come onto the market. A Gull would be another option.
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Not sure how a Mirror cockpit can have less room than a Heron as it's slightly wider, has no side decks and, while 3" shorter it has a pram bow so carries the extra width further forward (and it has no foredeck). The Heron is a lovely boat though, I learned to race in one.
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There's a range of 2 handers around - if you liked the Wayfarer (apart from hauling up the ramp!) there's the Wanderer - 14' smaller brother of the Wayfarer (same designer).
That one is a lot lighter, but still has room for 2-3 adults, GRP hull - avoiding the problems with the plywood Mirrors & Miracles. 

Go visit your local clubs and see what's popular and practical

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Post Options Post Options   Quote skslr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Aug 23 at 11:59am
Beneteau 14 comes to mind...

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