wanted: a tippy moth for as little money as possible

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ham4sand
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wanted: a tippy moth for as little money as possible

Post by ham4sand » Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:31 pm

hi all, im new here, and im 17, and im looking for an old lowrider to sail with a friend. money is tight, but i have accseess to loads of left over carbon fibre from my recent modern cherub build. basically, which of the old moths was the most "fun" (fast and tippy with racks) to sail, and where can i find one like it for basically no money, ideally with all bits needed to sail it, if in need of repair before doing so.
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Max McCarthy
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Re: wanted: a tippy moth for as little money as possible

Post by Max McCarthy » Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:31 am

What is your budget, and what design are you looking for?
The cheapest boats are the earlier designs, and are still tippy, although sometimes these are more expensive due to being vintage (although they cost more to maintain, due to having to paint and varnish). Or are you looking for a more modern 1990 type design like a foiling moth without hydrofoils?
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Re: wanted: a tippy moth for as little money as possible

Post by Rupert » Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:26 pm

Sounds like you might be looking for a Magnum 8 sort of Tippiness, but they still generally fetch a few hundred quid. The Older Magnums, such as the one Nessa painted an interesting shade on a different thread, are sometimes found in the back of boat parks with weeds growing round them, but you'd have use for that left over carbon, and you'd probably need to find a fair amount of kit, too, which can cost more than a cheap boat.
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