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I have no idea about the Phantom but it feels like a laser on land yes but obviously much wider and much deeper (freeboard) just made out of modern materials hence the same weight
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It's certainly sounds heavier than my chums Phantom, but then there is a lot more going on with Tunnels and Thwartes and I suspect there's generally more of the H2 than a Phantom, it's a big ole boat. I did want to get a go in one this year, but the opportunity never presented itself.

However, lets remember this is a thread about the Solution and it's future, nothing an H2 is going to help to deliver and they both target similar markets.

But here's a thing, wouldn't it be good if the manufacturer of the H2 and the manufacturer of the Solution and the Phantom and Maybe the D0 all got together, hired one team and a trailor travelling around the clubs letting them try the various boats and taking orders on the spot with sailors doing what sailors do, making their own purchasing decision.

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The Solution has the lightest hull only weight of those mentioned at 6kg lighter than a Phantom, 5kg lighter than a L@ser (though the Laser rig may be lighter) and 1kg lighter than an H2. However it is 6" narrower and a foot shorter than the H2.
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Just back from boat show where there were no class stands only manufacturers. Hartley crowded as usual both with boats and punters. Richard Hartley flogging away with energetic enthusiasm. Discounts and deals. I am sure that he would have been happy for us to intercept any potential Byte (sorry) customers and give them the sailors point of view. John Clarridge again enthusiastic in his laid back way and he still races the Lightning that he builds and so represents the class. Other than those two I only saw RS as manufacturers.

Battle of the classes a bit drab with little wind but we managed a fourth, not bad for promo I suppose....:-):-)

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Was half toying with the idea of going along for Battle of the Classes in the H2 - glad I did not as we have not worked out how to make it work well in light winds!!
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The course definitely favoured symmetric boats with a long downwind leg. The two full rig lasers went very well (obviously). I was watching and taking photographs from the end of the pontoons surrounded by other spectators. I have never heard such ludicrous comments and this at a boat show. It just indicates how little understanding there is of our sport.
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interested to hear some of those comments if you can recall....... good for a despairing laugh maybe?
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I've always fancied doing that, but wouldn't want to be the official class representative, I'm sure they have far better helms than me, but I'm not even sure anyone went in a Solution, so somebody would have been better than no-one.
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How about, "how do you race sailing boats, after all they are not formula one"? "No, no, no....he's falling in". (simple tack for the line). "That one's going the wrong way...". (Tacking on to port). "Pretty sails". " They are all over the place". (They haven't started yet). "That one has gone and no one noticed". (It was a pursuit race).
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