Add a Boat.

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roger
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Re: Add a Boat.

Post by roger » Wed Dec 16, 2015 5:48 pm

you will have to have a play on the hornet plank Robert.
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Re: Add a Boat.

Post by trebor » Wed Dec 16, 2015 6:40 pm

I have tried trapeze, is plank easier for crew ? (I am assuming crew uses plank on Hornet ?), I have fell off back of seat on Minisprint a couple of times, it accelerates so fast sometimes, that's a weird sensation, being dragged along.
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Re: Add a Boat.

Post by alan williams » Thu Dec 17, 2015 10:54 am

Hi Roger
I was a Hornteer for 35 years I can tell you far more about what we got up to than Dave can.
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Re: Add a Boat.

Post by roger » Sun Dec 20, 2015 2:14 pm

trebor wrote:I have tried trapeze, is plank easier for crew ? (I am assuming crew uses plank on Hornet ?), I have fell off back of seat on Minisprint a couple of times, it accelerates so fast sometimes, that's a weird sensation, being dragged along.
The Hornet accelerates much faster than the mini sprint Robert. I think the seat is more fun and more comfortable than the trapeze unless you get really serious and use the toe straps on the plank and hike off the end.
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Re: Add a Boat.

Post by trebor » Sun Dec 20, 2015 10:15 pm

alan williams wrote: The Hornet accelerates much faster than the mini sprint Robert
HMMM :?
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Re: Add a Boat.

Post by Rupert » Mon Dec 21, 2015 6:25 pm

Minisail acceleration is good, in the right gust, but the Hornet will, indeed, blow it away. And I've fallen off the seat in both, if I remember correctly. Regularly washed off the Sprint seat on the Irish sea, that's for sure.
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Re: Add a Boat.

Post by trebor » Mon Dec 21, 2015 7:28 pm

HMMM :? :lol:

I should think it is pretty precarious balanced on a plank with waves rolling over you, good laugh though.
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