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being a bit of a begginer i bashed my first one about a bit!  but my new ones in perfect condition and ive had her since march
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I do try and look after the boat, problem comes when something wears out/breaks, replacing stuff when you're skint isn't easy.
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Ive just got a Laser 4000 (4113).  Still looking for a name.

Thoughts so far have been "Hanginaround" and "Dunk and Disorderly" but I'm not sure about either.

Suggestions would be gratefully received

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'dunk and disorderly' sounds good!!!!
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Hi Hugh, welcome to one of the most exciting boats.  I'd like to hear how you get on and I'm always available for tips, but of course you should look at this site http://www.laser4000.lasersailing.com/

 

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How about "The Fridge Door" - exactly where you would go to look to find the milk carton that you will need to tie to the top of the mast to stop the boat turning turtle...
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Originally posted by Phil eltringham

[Quick disclaimer before all the girls out there hunt me down: women do have many advantages over boats (they also make the best crews!!) but given this is a sailing forum I'm going to stick to the other side of the argument]. 

Boats are like girlfriends, only better because: although they take up all your free time and money they won't moan if don't see them a couple of weeks or sell them on for a newer shinier model. 

 

But sometimes you just want to pick up any old one up, use and abuse it for a few months and get rid before you're too attached.



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Originally posted by Blobby

How about "The Fridge Door" - exactly where you would go to look to find the milk carton that you will need to tie to the top of the mast to stop the boat turning turtle...

Ive had the boat since late October, sailed it probably a dozen times, had some SERIOUS fun which invariably means getting wet sometimes, but we havent turtled it yet .  

I cant begin to describe how much fun it is in a F4-5 with the kite up, its like nothing I've sailed before in those conditions.   I have a great crew which makes it all the more enjoyable too.

Laser 4000 Class Assoc. site has been down for most of the last week, hopefully will be back up soon.

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Originally posted by Matt Jackson

Originally posted by Phil eltringham


[Quick disclaimer before all the girls out there hunt me down: women do have many advantages over boats (they also make the best crews!!) but given this is a sailing forum I'm going to stick to the other side of the argument]. 


Boats are like girlfriends, only better because: although they take up all your free time and money they won't moan if don't see them a couple of weeks or sell them on for a newer shinier model. 


 



But sometimes you just want to pick up any old one up, use and abuse it for a few months and get rid before you too attached.





do you have a girlfriend?? i don't think you should let her see that if you do!!!!!!!!
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But sometimes you just want to pick up any old one up, use and abuse it for a few months and get rid before you too attached.

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Nothing wrong with that.  But a few months could be considered a long term relationship. 

I've had a some old tubs that didn't even last the weekend.

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