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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 12:21 pm 
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Today i first sailed my new fx1 (second hand ) ive been sailing a dart 18 for a while.did my first tack flippin heck does this thing turn straight over the side! it wasnt even blowing hard,cant wait to buy a spi.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 5:34 pm 
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Yeah, it is rediculous how fast and easy the FXone tacks.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:09 am 
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Welcome to the club, I did the same thing! The FX is an awesome ride!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:00 pm 
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I figured "hard to tack" comes with any jib-less cat... i.e. my H17. Why is an FX1 better? Less mast rake?


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short answer?

daggerboards vs. centerboards

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:43 am 
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Actually the flat bottom hulls are the biggest thing. There's not much resistance side to side.


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