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wildchild

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look at a cherub
« on: February 17, 2009, 09:18:58 PM »
Hi,

My name is Ben Clegg, im 16 previously sailied rs300,600,musto skiff, along side a crew for a 29er.
I have always looked at a cherub an awsome boat for me i weight 11.4 stone or 70 kg as a helm and my crew weight roughly the same what weight is ideal for a cherub? could some one please help with what to look for in a 2nd hand boat?

Thanks Ben

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Re: look at a cherub
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2009, 08:15:44 AM »
Hi Ben,

Glad of your interest. Have you seen the second hand boat list at http://www.sailingsource.com/cherub/test/doku.php/secondhand and the boat buyers guide at http://www.sailingsource.com/cherub/test/doku.php/which_boat_should_i_buy too?

The best boat depends on your budget and your aims. Any asymmetric Cherub will give you that Cherub grin, and top speed does not really depend on sail area.

Your cheapest option is to crew for people - I did it for years before getting my first Cherub.

Where are you based?

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Will


wildchild

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Re: look at a cherub
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2009, 09:14:52 AM »
Thanks for the reply and i have got my eye on suicide blond or is there a better boat on there?

Also it would be good if i could crew im a compitant crew If any one is stuck for crew i am a willing crew.

i live in suffolk and in the summer sail on the east cost but on a lake in the winter.

Thanks Ben



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Re: look at a cherub
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2009, 03:19:08 PM »
Suicide Blonde is an excellent boat.

Good shape: Italian Bistro
Good upgrade: Iain Christie and Simon Roberts.
(most importantly) Good track record: Gone well in several nationals.

joe_moore

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Re: look at a cherub
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2009, 03:38:13 PM »
Depending where exactly you're based in Suffolk, there looks to be a little group of cherubs forming at Grafham this year - home club for Taking Liberties, Fuzzy Logic, and one of the guys at the sailing school has an old woody which comes out sometimes.

wildchild

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Re: look at a cherub
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2009, 06:22:22 PM »
I need to think what is going to be the best boat for me.

I live about 1 hour from grafham so it is a possibility.

is there any one that needs a crew?

Thanks Ben

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Re: look at a cherub
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2009, 07:43:00 PM »
Taking Liberties has a full compliment of crew i'm afraid, but I don't know who Ross is planning on sailing with in Fuzzy.

Ross?


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Re: look at a cherub
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2009, 08:05:38 PM »
is in switzerland at the minute i do believe.

but ben when the weathers looking good we'll get a blast in the blonde sorted for you.
2644 Suicide Blonde

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Damage count so far this season
1) RS Feva mast easy
2) Cherub Main Fixed
3) VW BORA Gone forever bugger
4) One cherub boom Debi does ass damage fixed now.

wildchild

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Re: look at a cherub
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2009, 09:39:40 PM »
WOW! thanks that sounds great!

Thanks Ben.

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Re: look at a cherub
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2009, 07:33:53 PM »
Î have a crew but with exams and exam related things coming up he is likley to be unavavailble for a while. Fuzzy will be up and reguarly saling at Grafham by mid March.
2675 Fuzzy Logic  97/05 rules

Serious plannage in the works...

joe_moore

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Re: look at a cherub
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2009, 07:47:07 PM »
Fuzzy will be up and reguarly being sailed into by Taking Liberties at Grafham by mid March.

EFA  ;D