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at South Cerney - no brainer, get a Laser.... they're a nice bunch of guys with a good fleet and evening series for when sailing take a turn to its magical moments.
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How are your knees?
Did you read that quote from our mutual laser sailing friend about the 40 year sentence of pain he's now thankful to be free from thanks to the D Zero?
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Originally posted by iGRF

How are your knees?
Did you read that quote from our mutual laser sailing friend about the 40 year sentence of pain he's now thankful to be free from thanks to the D Zero?

Having also switched from a Laser to a D-Zero the difference is marked.

After a hard day sailing the Laser with hikers with hiking pads in I would ache for days afterwards and my arms would ache from the rudder and sheet loads.

Sailing the D-Zero. More ergonomic hiking = no hiking pads required, better balanced rudder = lighter loads, better rig = lighter sheet loadings all of this = not in pain for 3 or 4 days following a sail in a decent breeze.

I appreciate some of this is down to fitness but it does really hammer home how physical the Laser is as a boat to sail and how bad the ergonomics of it are.


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If I were marketing the D Zero, I'd have it available to lease by now.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote jeffers Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Nov 15 at 6:44pm
Originally posted by iGRF

If I were marketing the D Zero, I'd have it available to lease by now.

Speak to Rodney, I am sure if you would front the finances for a leasing scheme and shoulder the risk......
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The alternative at South Cerney is an OK then you can sail against the hamster!
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