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    Posted: 19 Mar 18 at 8:58am
Thanks for the suggestions PatJ Thumbs Up I've sailed a Topaz, nice little boat but not really a 'proper' singlehander. Comet has addressed some of the design errors in the Laser (those absurdly wide side decks for example) but it's still too Laser-like for me to be attracted to it. Fortunately I'm not looking for a bandit, just a 'nice to sail' boat that is better suited to racing on a lake than the Blaze. My days troubling the silverware are behind me so something vice free and rewarding to sail will do (and another Blaze might be the answer.......)

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Post Options Post Options   Quote patj Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Mar 18 at 6:50am
Topaz Uno Race or Comet seem to be the handicap bandits on our puddle for lighter weight adults.
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Originally posted by Sam.Spoons

So, is the RS300 <b style="font-style: italic;">reallythat hard to sail?


Think Div 2 board, fine in its wind band, absurd when not.
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So, is the RS300 really that hard to sail?
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You are right but that just makes it harder to choose the right one  Embarrassed
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Peaky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Mar 18 at 3:33pm
You are spoilt for choice looking for a singlehander at 76kg. Personally I think many of the classes should band together to forma superclass with close handicap racing.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sam.Spoons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Mar 18 at 3:10pm
Tongue Tongue Tongue Oh if only the premium bonds would deliver that 100k win........

Even if I could (and the H2 is a lovely looking boat...... looks do matter you know) it's still a boat that likes to stretch it's legs. And I won't be converting from the Blaze just buying another boat to leave at the inland pond.......

edit :- and I'm still not sure about FB sails on singlehanders 


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Sam - sell a kidney and get a H2. If you like the Blaze I suspect that you would find it to be very similar in many ways - I think that the majority of converts (certainly the early ones) have come from Blaze's and there will be a few 2nd hand ones coming back in soon as the first ten boats were offered a deal I think.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sam.Spoons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Mar 18 at 1:00pm
Seems to have disappeared but I've done my time maintaining wooden boats. I'm retired now so am far to busy enjoying myself.........

edit :- found it, it's gorgeous and cheap but, sadly, see above.......


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Post Options Post Options   Quote KazRob Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Mar 18 at 12:47pm
It's not plastic, but it has just been fully restored and has a carbon mast and looks like a bargain tbh. If the last time you sailed an OK was in the 70's you'll find then easier to sail now btw and you don't need to be quite as flexible either.
http://www.okdinghy.co.uk/classifieds/ok-1759-gbr-99-sale/
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