Down to one boat... each... plus a spare

General chat about boats
Rupert
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Re: Down to one boat... each... plus a spare

Post by Rupert » Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:21 pm

Actually, it was between Enterprise and Wayfarer! Better built than an old glass Ent, easier to move around than a Wayfarer, and actually well thought out. Exact rival to a GP, but looks less boxy. Cheaper than a Wanderer, which is certainly the closest to it.
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Re: Down to one boat... each... plus a spare

Post by Stephen Hawkins » Fri Oct 14, 2016 6:48 am

I look forward to having a go...Are you looking to get the Spinnaker fitted?

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Re: Down to one boat... each... plus a spare

Post by Rupert » Fri Oct 14, 2016 8:06 am

Yes. Haven't looked to see what needs doing yet, though.
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Re: Down to one boat... each... plus a spare

Post by Stephen Hawkins » Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:20 am

Let me know, I might let you rifle through my spares....
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Rupert
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Re: Down to one boat... each... plus a spare

Post by Rupert » Fri Oct 14, 2016 4:59 pm

The boat came with a huge bag of fittings! Yet to take a look to see what will work, but suspect there is enough to rig several boats.
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PeterV
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Re: Down to one boat... each... plus a spare

Post by PeterV » Fri Oct 14, 2016 6:42 pm

Rupert, you've spoils the game! We could have spent a lot longer telling you what boat to get, knowing we didn't have to be practical because it wasn't going to be us making the commitment.

Anyway, congratulations on the Leader, I've often thought the same as you, a better boat than the Wanderer at a lot less weight and price.
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ent228
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Re: Down to one boat... each... plus a spare

Post by ent228 » Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:24 pm

A few years ago we have a Wanderer (a club boat) parked next to a Leader. The owner of the leader found his boat being used by club members who had mistaken it for the Wanderer:0)

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Re: Down to one boat... each... plus a spare

Post by SoggyBadger » Sat Oct 15, 2016 8:55 pm

I've never actually seen a Leader in real life but from what's been said here they seem to tick a lot of boxes :)
Best wishes


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Re: Down to one boat... each... plus a spare

Post by Stephen Hawkins » Sun Oct 16, 2016 12:10 pm

Just peeked under the cover. Looks like you got a good deal on that one. Well done.

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