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Old Feb 15, 2012, 06:54 AM
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Thanks Gregg and Gio - that just about sums it up.

Now to get back to the title, how can I start in Marbleheads?

General advice for sailing is to start with a second hand boat and take it from there. Problem, there are practically no used boats advertised in Europe, though it is said when you get to know a club there will be someone with a boat stashed away who might part with it. Unfortunately my club's Marbleheads are used by modellers so have cabins, steering wheels, railings and cotton sails - and sometimes an auxiliary motor.

There seem to be few published designs I might build, especially compared with the RG65 where just about everything is available and mostly free. I have just bought a plan from Brad Gibson at a giveaway price, but don't have any tips or reports of how well it might sail.

I have been with IOMs for a few years but the complexity of rig choice for Marbleheads seems baffling, so the only way to understand seems to be to get in there and try.

Any ideas to get me and others on the water?

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