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  1. #11
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    Apr 2012
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    Default Re: Bilge Keelers in Club Racing

    Quote Originally Posted by northwind View Post
    Bilge keeler won the round the island this year :-)

    I am amazed this boat is so light the guy is holding up in the air with one hand?

  2. #12
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    Jul 2005
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    Default Re: Bilge Keelers in Club Racing

    Quote Originally Posted by northwind View Post
    Bilge keeler won the round the island this year :-)
    Obviously if the OP's mate can attract an olympic helmsman that will certainly assist.

  3. #13
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    Default Re: Bilge Keelers in Club Racing

    Quote Originally Posted by Judders View Post
    Obviously if the OP's mate can attract an olympic helmsman that will certainly assist.
    Actually that's not completely out of the question!

    But the question was really to discuss boats which are responsive and fun to sail and might get from A to B in a reasonable time.
    I think actual racing will be minimal.
    I just thought people might have some insight into bilge keelers that go better than one might expect?

  4. #14
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    Jul 2008
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    Default Re: Bilge Keelers in Club Racing

    Quote Originally Posted by lw395 View Post
    I was aware of that.
    I can't see that as being ideal to leaving on a mooring drying to sand, looks like it would either nosedive or siit on that dainty rudder. I bet the interior is a bit small and basic even for a weekend 'camping afloat'?

    I do love the high gloss bottom and the bowsprit though!
    it was built to win and it did , a LOT of very detailed clever thought went into this boat which bears little relationship to its former self .

    if you have the loot a rm 970 would cause a stir on the racecourse and give you somewhere to sleep

  5. #15
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    Default Re: Bilge Keelers in Club Racing

    I hear that the owner had to hop over and stand on a keel to get it back up after a 'moment' during Cowes Week. Less far to walk than with a single fin though.

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