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Ahh. Yes. I take your point


The Phantom is a very nice boat. And I do like pies.






Try before you buy seems the way to go.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Do Different Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Jul 17 at 10:10pm
BTW. iGRF not being able to sail a boat and it being a bad boat are not always the same thing.

FWIW. I had one when they first came along, like you quite early after a few Laser seasons. Really not so bad as some make out, capsize recovery a doddle, gybe all day long up to medium breeze anyway, I was over-horsed in truth with a big rig (2nd hand so got what was about) @ 5ft 4in & <12st, especially where I was at sea. I gave up on it because I struggled to tack reliably in waves and sailing out of a tight and strongly tidal harbour, I thought one day I'd get it wrong in the wrong place. 
I have tried to be honest in relating my experience with it; same boat with same experience but on a lake and I reckon I'd have kept it for a long while.  
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When your young, have plenty of time and enthusiasm to beat every challenge, then fine go for difficult challenges.. I'm not young, my time now is strictly limited, every year some damn glitch happens to the running gear, so my opinion gets swayed by that, if something is obviously difficult it quickly gets bunged into the wastebasket by the door marked too difficult to bother with.
When I first started this Lark it took me an entire Summer of refusing to be beaten by a stupid boat, 18 capsizes I recall in one race, but it wasn't going to beat me so I soldiered on, never having been beaten ever by anything I've decided to turn my hand to, I did even manage to win a couple of races in light weather in it, but then went on a training course where it became very clear from watching the 'good guys' and their body language when faced with a stiff breeze, there was never going to be a snowballs chance in hell for me at my build to cope with so many fixed issues,ever since then I'm fairly quick to spot what is and isn't possible.
It took me one beat and a wild run back to the jetty to put that 300 in the bin by the door, I'll not bother to step in one ever again, pointless exercise for me and there are dozens of boats I've yet to try and not many years left to do it.

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Thanks iGRF, a nice and logical reply with your sensible head on.  Handshake
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