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    Posted: 07 Mar 05 at 11:21pm

As you are probably aware, there is a new Topper sail coming our way. It's been discussed at length on the ITCA discussion board and sounds quite interesting.
All that I learnt later...

Now, here is my story: I went to the Dinghy Show on Saturday and ended up talking to a very nice lady on the Topper class association stand. I mentioned to her I was trying to find a good second-hand sail "in the region of 150" (sic). She approved and told me to keep an eye on the Topper website discussion board. Then she talked about the small 4.2 sail coming up, the pros and cons of the centremain sheet system, tons of things...

At NO moment did she mention the new sail coming up. I got home and found an email from one of my friends, telling me to get hold of a sail at the show, as there were some discounts going on!

   

I know it's difficult to keep in touch with all the new developments but, please! Seeing the price of new sails drop from 290 to 165 isn't a minor detail. I only wish this lady had known at the time. I would have saved a few pennies...  

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You have now been officially caught out - that is a post about sailing...(and shopping too, but mainly sailing)

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Post Options Post Options   Quote hydrographer20 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Mar 05 at 7:33am
oh how annoying i reslly hate it when people stith you up like that
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Black no sugar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Mar 05 at 8:08am
Originally posted by Blobby

You have now been officially caught out - that is a post about sailing...(and shopping too, but mainly sailing)

 I'll try not to do it again, promise... Shopping is my only redeeming excuse

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Post Options Post Options   Quote hydrographer20 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Mar 05 at 8:12am
last 1 in the eve 1st in the morning again bns - hw do u do it!?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Wave Rider Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Mar 05 at 9:31am

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What are the proo's and cons of the centre main system because im thinking of converting mine 2 centre main with my birthday oney but soeone said the masts snap alot and the boom bends!

Also Harry can help me out on this one !

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Black no sugar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Mar 05 at 9:57am

Well, I am certainly not the best person to ask, but I've heard that it puts a lot of pressure on the boom. Thing is, the boom wasn't designed for centremain in the first place.

It also takes a little time to get used to it. If you've been sailing other dinghies, like Lasers, it shouldn't be a problem. You will need a longer tiller extension as well as the kit. Blocks are expensive, but the rest is OK.

It doesn't seem to make much difference in the performance, really. The main advantage is the posture. Centremain gets you to sit in a better position (especially for younger people) and you dont get a bad back.

More and more youngsters are converting their boats at our club. It's not a bad idea to do it, if you're planning to sail another class. As for me, my growing days are over a long time ago and I doubt I'll ever sail anything else. So I keep the old system for the moment. I only need to learn how to sail it properly now! 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Wave Rider Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Mar 05 at 9:58am
Lol o right ok thanks
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That's 2 posts about sailing now - getting more interested?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote hydrographer20 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Mar 05 at 10:34am
lol  i i have my sailing book by m side i can sound like i know what im talking about.  make me feel real clever
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