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The laser 2ooo looks interesting, any thoughts on the Vago
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this is the role that the Miracle was made for. It's a proper little boat, that will accommodate you both well, and with the spinnaker, theres a skill to grow into. the fact that the crew sits in it os also reassuring for little uns

Over and above that its light, and this is something you need to consider when ashore, because your 9 year old will be off looking for crisps, pop or a warm shower when you need to drag it up the slipway.

Really, go no further than a Miracle for this job
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Did the Miracle ever get a re-launch/re-brand like a number of other older classes have.

Always struck me as a great little boat, but the only ones I ever saw in the flesh were kit builds.
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Originally posted by GarethT

Did the Miracle ever get a re-launch/re-brand like a number of other older classes have.

Always struck me as a great little boat, but the only ones I ever saw in the flesh were kit builds.

Yes, there are GRP ones, pretty ideal little machines for the right circumstance, which for us was my grandfather wanting something relatively light and easy to sail in a small bit of water 
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Miracles are alive and well thank you very much, Banditing all over our lake and occasionally on the sea, fully agree they are good at doing the parent child thing opening up endless opportunity for child abuse and prolonging the museum piece sailing association that the majority of this sport is.
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Originally posted by GarethT

Did the Miracle ever get a re-launch/re-brand like a number of other older classes have.

Always struck me as a great little boat, but the only ones I ever saw in the flesh were kit builds.


Never re-branded, but they are quite snazzy these days - Laminate sails are the latest. My last one was a proper looker, with fireballesque holes in the foredeck for the spinny bags

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 I regularly sail a Hartley wayfarer with a lead centreboard which makes it very stable and almost uncapsizable...it is a great boat especially if you're beginning and even gas an Assymetric for downwind fun! It's the sort of boat that we will probably keep for a long time
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I'm not sure I'd want to haul a Wayfarer up the slip with only a 9 year old to help.........
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Both 2000 and Vago are heavy for their size/sail area. When alongside one inthe Merlin and you get a gust, they are quickly left behind. One new Vago atthe club weighed in at some 20kgs over Laser claimed hull weight. Newer 2ks may be more down to weight no that Laser don't build them but still heavy.
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