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 Post subject: low rider - what model?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:13 pm 
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MOTH-DINGHY-/ ... 2c63e9c8f7

and why do I want it, even though I already have one?

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:32 pm 
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Would this be as difficult to sail as the magnum 9.9.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:59 pm 
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Looks like a Magnum of some kind at first shot, but surely not with that sail number. I'm not good at Moths of that age... There were a few Skiffs of that vague style in Aus too I think...

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The boat looks pretty similar to the one Andrew Ladenberger won the 1989 worlds in, which was KA9115 (or 9133, according to the pictures). Maybe it is one that came to the UK for a worlds, and was sold off over here?

As for are they easier to sail than a 9.9 - yes, I expect so, but not by much...

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So we're all watching this one then......... :D

I still don't understand the IM numbering system,......it looks as though boats from Oz were allocated a much higher batch of numbers than the UK.....and I'm sure I have seen duplicate UK boats....modern foilers with older numbers that I have seen on older low riders, unless some sailors have "personal" numbers?

So who will end up with this one?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:38 am 
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So who will end up with this one?



well it won't be me!

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It looks like a 'Wombat' design, which was one of the first professionally-built Aussie skiffs from about 1983-4. Quite similar to a Magnum 5 but heavier and a wee bit slower, but will have lasted better due to being foam-sandwich rather than ply/epoxy.

Landenberger's boats were home-designed and built; after the Wombat the Aussie skiffs got narrower, especially at the transom, and then when the Axeman design by Bloodaxe Boats appeared they basically copied it for a few years.

It might be less tippy than a late Magnum (8, 9, 9.5, 9.9 or 10) but doesn't have any foam in the wings.

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solentgal wrote:
I still don't understand the IM numbering system

Which one? They've had several...
I don't understand them either to be honest, but yes, your observations are correct I believe.
AUS and UK had different numbering systems, but AIUI both have adopted a new scheme recently which has led to lower numbers...

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Not something someone with a heart condition should be considering, I regret to say, as they look great fun.


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JimC wrote:
but AIUI both have adopted a new scheme recently which has led to lower numbers...


That may explain why I've seen some oddities then.

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this boat is very local to me. I won't be bidding because someone from my club is interested. If he gets it we would then have three low riders racing at Hunts!

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Do they do it in XXL? :(


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ha.. yup i even put in a bid,
my research indicates a wombat too, a little on the heavy side but looks like it could be reasonably reliable,
i thought it would be a good toy till my 9.9 is back on the water, however i figured that i would be better off buying more carbon for my current one than buying yet more boats,
did someone on here buy it in the end?
would be great to get together some sort of lowrider nats at some point, working on a handicap system, you just might be able to drag me out of west cornwall.
cheers. dan.


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Hi im new to this site, i found it looking for info on this boat. It may possibly replace my laser XD after ive revamped it a bit.
Ill post some photos when i get it home and what my plans are for it. Any info or tips on a lowrider would be appreciated as ive not sailed one before. Thanks :D


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I am sorry as I didn't really look at the listing, but has it got a T foil?

Just looked at it, and it hasn't, sorry for my naivety! Good luck with the project! I hope to hear from you soon about it :)

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