I'm interested in the forum's opinion on designs suited to coastal sailing.
Posted: 18/06/2007 19:34:28
By: Matt B
NSM 2 is a very good design, carries a reasonable amout of weight but will prpbably be out planed by more modern boats. Still very good though
Posted: 19/06/2007 07:50:32
Yes, sort of. To windward and running you will stay with the pack but you will be blown away on a windy reach is what I found with Elusive 3347. Though my results remain firmly mediocre with Heaven Sent boatspeed on the reaches is not the issue. But you have to start somewhere and if you are buying a 1st Merlin and can't afford the money for an older CT it's a good way in to the class with outstanding light weather performance. If you are light then a Summer Wine or Gnome of a similar age may be a better boat on the reaches.
Posted: 20/06/2007 10:55:32
By: Andrew M
The NSM2 design is a very good allrounder that can cope with most sailable conditions inland and on the sea.
Posted: 24/06/2007 15:27:44
Actually Oliver was an Rowsell NSM 1, the NSM2's were taken from a JT NSM2
Posted: 24/06/2007 15:31:54
By: Rob Holroyd