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  1. #1
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    Aug 2018
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    Default First sail out on Hunter 490 @ Rutland

    Just back from Rutland Water and the first time out on the Hunter 490 I got late last year. A friend and his Dad came along to give everything a good going over and expertise. We found some of the standing rigging was fitted incorrectly and finally made sense of the myriad of bulls eyes and cleats.

    It was quite gusty with 16kts (24 kts gusts) but once out in the open it felt more like permanent 24+. Quite choppy with lots of white crests and windsurfers out in force. The Hunter 490 sailed like a dream. Although I have nothing real to compare it to it seemed stable with main and jib out until near the end when we furled the latter. Probably due to the drop keel and heavy torpedo on the bottom. Looking forward to getting out again soon when it's maybe slightly less windy.

  2. #2
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    Default Re: First sail out on Hunter 490 @ Rutland

    I was dinghy sailing today, and a boat with a keel seemed like a very nice idea.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: First sail out on Hunter 490 @ Rutland

    Quote Originally Posted by MillingManDan View Post
    The Hunter 490 sailed like a dream.
    That's what they do. Have fun!
    "Seamen are always wanting to do things the proper way; and I like to do them my way."

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