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Far be it from me to recommend a wooden Bandit, but sailing one on small waters almost guarantees a win as long as you cross the start line, follow everyone round and experience the Miracle .
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I am just in the process of buying a Miracle, always wanted one, will also be my first wooden boat.

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Miracle could be a good call. GRP boats out there, too.
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What's Miracle like to sail solo ? Theirs an abandoned one at my club.
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Originally posted by Ardea

Have a look at the RS Feva.  Single handed will be a slight compromise, but not a big deal.  Will be great to sail with the daughter.  Could even race it together.

I think the Feva might be a good call - plenty available and reasonable priced, esp if I change my mind after the Summer.  The Farr looks a little lively ;)  I could overcome the Mirror's looks after seeing a plastic one fly on the weekend - the cockpit is the perfect layout for a dry cruise but any idea what I might be able to pick one up for please?  Is 3k-4k achievable?
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I too saw a modern GRP Mirror being very well sailed yesterday, I suspect they beat me my a large margin on handicap......... The fact that they're still around is testament to the good design.
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I think their is a plastic mirror on ebay at the moment
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. The fact that they're still around is testament to the good design.
No they are an awful design, the harder the wind blows the further they plough down into the water, the reason they abound is purely criminal banditry. That and a hard core group of mentally disturbed people who were clearly abused in their youth and in turn abuse their own offspring. I know this because I sail against them week in and out, I've tried to get the social services involved but they just don't seem to take me seriously.

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Here is a short video I did a few years ago, shows a Mirror in very windy conditions, 2 up showing a Laser a thing or two.




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypLJO0mG56Q


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Originally posted by Sam.Spoons

. The fact that they're still around is testament to the good design.
No they are an awful design, the harder the wind blows the further they plough down into the water, the reason they abound is purely criminal banditry. That and a hard core group of mentally disturbed people who were clearly abused in their youth and in turn abuse their own offspring. I know this because I sail against them week in and out, I've tried to get the social services involved but they just don't seem to take me seriously.

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