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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rupert Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 May 17 at 9:49pm
Try the Lightning. Lovely inland boat, good value secondhand, feel like a cross between Europe and Laser, kind of.
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Yes, might do that (but it would probably mean buying one on spec and re-selling if it didn't suit me).

Yup, Comet might be a good call, though maybe a bit too 'L@ser' (like the Byte which, despite the C2 rig, I'm probably a bit big for).
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I quite fancy one of those Lightnings for the lake looks like the sort of thing I could still handle in a blow, that or an infernal Streaker
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Originally posted by iGRF

A few extra quid could buy you my EPS,

I'm fairly sure when it comes to a Laser EPS, you ought to be giving someone 600 quid to take it off your hands....  LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sam.Spoons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 May 17 at 11:58am
Try a Europe Graeme, delightful boat for those a few kilos lighter than I am these days :)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote NickM Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 May 17 at 9:05am
You can pick up a really nice wooden Solo for very little e.g. http://www.solosailing.org.uk/for-sale/boats/solo-4595-1/
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You can, I agree, and it's tempting but I have to keep reminding myself that I have decided I don't want to invest the time and effort to maintain a wooden boat (been there, done that). Also, at 2k I'm in decent Mk1 Supernova or cheap Solution money or even a second Mk2 Blaze (though there was a very tidy looking wooden Solo on the Duck until a couple of days ago for only 800, and not far from me too). 

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I keep looking at the lightning 368, going to have to try one.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sam.Spoons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 May 17 at 11:21am
Just wading my way through a huge thread about the Lightning http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=5355&PN=1&title=lightning-368
A couple of things have been mentioned, in particular the low boom, it was suggested that it's as low as a Europe (which would take it off my shortlist) and that they are a handful in a blow.

So I'm back at Streaker and Supernova (with a possible side order of Solo/L@ser Radial). Has anybody sailed both 'nova and Blaze in a breeze? I love the Blaze on the sea (and on the Lake TBH) but think I would find something narrower/rack free easier on the lake.


Edited by Sam.Spoons - 06 May 17 at 11:22am
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Post Options Post Options   Quote iGRF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 May 17 at 11:31am
Originally posted by Sam.Spoons

Try a Europe Graeme, delightful boat for those a few kilos lighter than I am these days :)
You saying I sail like a Girl?
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