Why a Musto?

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Why a Musto?

Postby Stuart Harris 408 » Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:40 pm

Hi Guys,
I know this is the big question in the sailing world but what on a Musto makes it worth spending the extra money to get one?

I'm all for getting a Musto as everyone on here seems friendly enough from what I have been reading but my dad who is buying the boat is now unsure about what boat to get the choices being the Musto and the RS700!

Also is there anywhere in the Portsmouth area where I can try a Musto out?

Thanks

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Re: Why a Musto?

Postby Andy Peake » Fri Oct 22, 2010 7:40 pm

Quite a few people in the fleet are ex 700 sailors. I was somebody who made the move over a few years ago.

Both are good boats, but the musto wins -

- better fleet - bigger, more depth, higher quality of sailing. Just look at event entry numbers
- better boat - stiffer, better built, better rig, better sail
- faster (as proven by the tide ride)
- properly international - not just Brits abroad
- good fleets throughout the uk. If you're near Portsmouth you've got the best fleet in the uk on your doorstep at stokes bay (I'm sure one of them will take you out)
- great re-sale value. Your dad won't loose any money when you come to sell the boat.

I would encourage you (or your dad) to spend the money. You get what you pay for.

Good luck.

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Re: Why a Musto?

Postby bambam » Fri Oct 22, 2010 9:38 pm

All of the above!

Done my first nationals in the musto this year, great guys, help you fix/pimp your boat, give loads of advice, mixture of all ages and sizes, great tranning all year round

and it just looks sexy!

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Re: Why a Musto?

Postby chriswrightlaser » Sat Oct 23, 2010 8:05 pm

I have both boats for two years now, the Musto from new 2 years ago and the 700 now for four years, I spent half a day on the Musto to change it to Stens layout the day after picking it up, only small changes, the Musto is just so good and just keeps working week after week after week, you just sail it and it all works so well, if you like playing with the boat and changing things around then the 700 is better, the Musto costs more money but you spend more money on the 700 with new ropes and blocks over the years.
The effort needed to pull on the kicker is much less on the Musto, also to play the main, the 700 is more of a workout with more effort needed to keep adjusting the mainsail and kicker.
Both boats are good but the Musto is just better at trailing around, quicker to put away to leave an open meeting, you can split the mast in two to keep it out of the sunshine.
The Musto cost me around £8000 pounds and has not needed much to keep it sailing, the resale valve is very high so has only cost me £500 a year if I sell it for £7000. It has been used hard but still looks like new, some said how well I keep it.
I would say if you are very big then 700, If sub 90 kgs then Musto, If sub 80kgs you must go for the Musto.

I like to change between the two, It shows just how crap I sail the 700 after a few weeks, I now find it harder to sail the 700 than the Musto.

Hope this helps
Chris

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Re: Why a Musto?

Postby paul manning » Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:33 pm

Stuart

I think you'll also find that the residual value of the boats is much higher.

For a very similar new boat cost, the second hand depreciation is much less in our class. This means that for a higher initial outlay on a used boat the money you get for it when you sell the boat on is proportionally higher too. In fact some used boats sell on 18 months to two years later for almost nothing more than what they were originally bought.
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Re: Why a Musto?

Postby DanV193 » Wed Nov 10, 2010 5:04 pm

Stuart

If you want to go for a demo sail contact me at:

mws-ts-so2te<at>fleetfost.mod.uk
or 07773 485077

I will try and arrange something at Stokes Bay - (before or after Sunday Racing works well).

Rgds

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Re: Why a Musto?

Postby Stuart Harris 408 » Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:38 pm

Thanks Dan,

Have E-mailed you!!!


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