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Comet Duo

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Comet Duo
Beam (width): 1.5m
Length: 3.7m
Weight: 88kg
Crew: 2
Ideal Crew Weight: 114-159kg
Sail Set: Main, Jib
First Year of Manufacture: 1990
Manufacturer: Comet Dinghies

Advanced Specifications

Portsmouth Yardstick (Handicap)1175
Main Sail Area6.5 sq m
Jib Sail Area2 sq m
Club Scene SiteVisit Comet Duo Class Website

Boat Reviews

- Posted By MartinH on 09 March 2009
We use the Comet Duo as a basic double-handed training boat and find it fully meets our needs. With a roller-reefing jib and slab reefing on the main it can be set up to meet almost all conditions. In 2008 some of us were doing our Dinghy Instructor assessment sailing Duos in winds gusting 35 kts - interesting to say the least!

As you tend to sit in rather than on it, the Duo is great for the more nervous beginners and the very young. With a PY of 1175 it is never going to give the adrenalin rush of a high-performance boat but it is very versatile and can be fitted for oars and/or an outboard motor to be a good general purpose dinghy. In moderate conditions there is space for three adults if necessary, which is useful when teaching or pottering with the family. The Duo has been replaced in the Comet range by the slightly larger Versa but they occasionally appear on the market.

- Posted By Martin H on 05 March 2009
The Duo is a good, robust, general purpose boat. We currently use them as a basic double-handed training dinghy for youngsters. With a slab reefing main and (optional) roller reefing jib the boat can cope with a wide range of conditions. Like all the Comet range the roomy cockpit is designed to sit in rather than on which is reassuring for the more nervous beginners. The boat is roomy enough for three adults, just, so is ideal as a family boat. Optional fittings for oars and/or an outboard motor make it a good all round boat, though it is not going to set the world alight as a racing dinghy. The Duo has now been superseded by the slightly larger Versa but a fair number are still sailing.

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