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My judgment is that this is a very good boat to learn the finer points of sailing, it will forgive mistakes but reward your experiments. Not great for all types of disability and its low freeboard and boom can present problems.
7/10 - As a boat for all types of disabilities - its small size, low freeboard and boom hamper some disabilities but it can be fitted with a number mods to allow various disabilities to sail, the single seat is its best and worst asset.
9/10 - As a boat for experienced disabled sailors - the amount of controls and endless tuning available make this one of the best - a spinnaker is needed to make it a 10 for me.
7/10 - As a training boat - as a basic trainer it is too complicated and a single seat - as a serious sailors training boat it is superb.
8/10 - Ease of rigging - not difficult but needs a bit of knowledge to set up properly.
6/10 - Ease of transport and launching - needs fairly deep water to launch and recover but not really difficult.
10/10 - Controls - very comprehensive, everything you want and more, but remember you only have to use the ones you want.
8/10 - Quality of fittings and build - the later models are good quality with good fittings.
8/10 - Getting in and out - the deep and narrow cockpit hinder things a little.
8/10 - Sailing qualities - not great in rough conditions but the only thing more you could ask is a spinnaker.
6/10 - As a club boat - its single seat and controls that need maintenance detract from its appeal but clubs that have them report good usage.
SCORES 77/100 ON THE BOAT CHART
I do not particularly like the 2.4 probably because of the seating, freeboard and boom, but I am not a really serious sailor and the 2.4 is a very serious sailing boat and allows proper integrated.
It was not designed as a boat for disabled people so it is not good for all types of disability, but it is an important boat because it allows many disabled people to compete on a equal basis with able-bodied people.
Getting in and out is a little tricky because of the deep narrow cockpit and the standard seat does not give a great deal of support, but this can be easily remedied with foam or cushions.
Once in, the controls look daunting until you realise that you only use the ones you understand or want. When you are seated comfortably all the controls fall to hand and are easy to use.
It sails very well indeed and is responsive to the slightest adjustment. It is not particularly stable and moves about quite quickly in winds above 8 to 10 kts. You have to watch you head on the boom and you are likely to get wet.
To sum up, its a very good boat, if you have a little experience its very interesting, if you are a good sailor its very rewarding.
Would I sail one today if offered the chance?.............. in the right conditions, yes please.