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Which RL 24 should I buy?
Swing keel or fixed is my primary issue. I'm a novice sailor and willl sail of Runaway bay on the Gold Coast with occassional trips to Moreton Bay. The bottom is changing with lots of sandbars and mudflats abd I expect that a swing keel may be better for me. I'll also be sailing it solo reasonable often.
I very much welcome advice about the keel and any general advice would also be much welcomes.
Thank you,
Ian Brooke3-Sep-2007    Edit    Delete 
Re: Which RL 24 should I buy?
I sail in the areas you've mentioned and have often found fromunder sand. I have a swing keel which has got me out of trouble every time.
I think for racing a drop keel is better but I wouldn't have my boat any other way!
Regards Martyn
Martyn3-Sep-2007    Edit    Delete 
Re: Which RL 24 should I buy?
I have a Mk4 which I use for cruising. I find the performance and simplicity of the rig to be excellent. When buying I was trying to get a very good Mk3 and just could not find a suitable yacht so I compromised with the Mk4.

I do suggest getting the Mk3 with its swing keel because they would be so much easier to sail where running aground is a possibility.

Things I like the most about the RL, the engine in the well, the ability to sail in winds from 2 to 20 knots without sail changes and the ability to tow easily.

Make sure you have a good trailer under the yacht, the trailer is an important part of the value for money formula.


Greg5-Sep-2007    Edit    Delete 
Re: Which RL 24 should I buy?
Thank you Martyn and Greg. I have decided to look at MK111s and your comments confirmed my view about swing keels here inside Stradbroke. I've got one to look at in Noosa, 'Ruby Jay'.
Thank you, again
Ian16-Sep-2007    Edit    Delete 
Re: Which RL 24 should I buy?
Keep away from Court Yachts pathetic attempt at reproducing this craft
George1-Oct-2007    Edit    Delete 

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