Minisailing boats

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by jonc, May 29, 2005.

  1. jonc
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    Some days ago i see a photograph of a new boat called minisailing (I think it's a french boat). It's a boat I like a lot and I would like to know more information about it: price, How to buy it, boatbuilder ...

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  2. Doug Lord

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    Mini 60?

    Interesting! Looks like a small Open 60 type and /or a smaller version of a Johnson 18? Where did you see the picture?
    I'd like to know more about it too...
     
  3. jonc
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    Yes the text say it is exactly a scale version of a Open 60.
     

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  5. Doug Lord

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    mini 60

    You may have; the pix of the close up of the guy sitting in the boat is vaguely familiar. But I'm fairly sure I haven't seen any specs. Tried going to the listed website but couldn't get thru...
     
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    Sounds like a 2.4 meter. Looks nice though, I have tried out a 2.4 but those look like just as much fun.

    Tim
     
  8. Matt Lingley
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    Hmmm they drag the transom a bit...imagine a masthead kite on one...they got the bowsprit already! The truck and trailer set up to transport them, with crane, is pretty cool....some clever thinking there. Like it!
     
  9. mattotoole
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    Does anyone remember the mini 12 meters? There were a bunch years ago in Newport Beach, CA. Such boats could be perfect for real competition in light air and protected waters, small lakes, ponds, etc. -- great alternatives to Sabots or Optimists -- especially for older sailors who may have trouble switching sides while tacking. I'd love to see a mini-sailor designed more purposely for its sailing qualities than scale-model cuteness.
     
  10. bullfrog
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    By mini 12's i think you mean the international 2.4 meter class.

    sailed in the paralympics, verry popular class around the world.
     

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  11. mattotoole
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    I didn't realize they had become so popular!

    Actually I think the mini-12s I'm referring to were a one design class. They might have been within a meter rule though.
     

  12. usa2
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    mini 12's are generally two types of 2.4 metres. So they are one designs in the fact that they are identical 2.4 metre boats.
     
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