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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rupert Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Jun 17 at 8:58pm
Wasn't the M where they changed the topmast, not the bottom, making a stupidly stiff rig?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Jun 17 at 9:17pm
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Laser-Dinghy-rare-M-Rig-ideal-starter-boat-for-learning-Lasers-/192214446725?hash=item2cc0dfb285:g:-OUAAOSwXetZPZgi
Not sure, one of the variants uses a cranked mast, but looking at pictures of "M" class it appears straight.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote zeon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Jun 17 at 3:57pm
Stay away from the ' M ' rig it's was rubbish in the 70s and it's no better now. Rig is too stiff and just evil. If you want to go the laser route, get a radial. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote wysiwyg70 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Jun 17 at 7:33pm
Thank you for everyone's thoughts. I'm narrowing down to a splash and byte cii, although the latter appeals. I promise to eventually update this thread with my eventual choice and feedback. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote zippyRN Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Jun 17 at 1:52am
Originally posted by 423zero

Their is a rare Laser "M" class on ebay at the moment, might suit you wysiwyg70, much smaller sail,

 there's a reason the M is rare  ...  it's  rubbish  ...   it uses a shorter top mast  and the standard  full rig lower mast  meaning the  centre of effort  etc is all wrong 


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Post Options Post Options   Quote zippyRN Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Jun 17 at 1:53am
Originally posted by 423zero

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Laser-Dinghy-rare-M-Rig-ideal-starter-boat-for-learning-Lasers-/192214446725?hash=item2cc0dfb285:g:-OUAAOSwXetZPZgi
Not sure, one of the variants uses a cranked mast, but looking at pictures of "M" class it appears straight.

the 4.7's lower mast  is  cranked  at deck level  as  the centre of  effort would be too far forward otherwise ... 
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