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    Posted: 22 Oct 13 at 9:45am
So what is it?

Originally posted by davidyacht

Two strange looking RS single handlers sailing at Salcombe this weekend, with RS support RIBs, camper vans and cameras, Dacron rigs looked positively prehistoric compared with Solo 3DL's. I often wonder how inconvenient the Solo is to RS, since I am sure if you we're designing a single hander to go with the RS200 or RS400 it would not be dissimilar to a Solo...


Have RS finally realised their target market works for a living and is getting older, so wants a boat it can get back into if it falls over?

I just hope they haven't made the mistake of not realising the target market also needs to be able to lift it onto a trailer without a crane.

So c'mon, who knows what, time to spill, what are forums for and we know how much they love the viral world..

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I reckon its an epoxy foam sandwich singlehander carbon mast about half the weight of a go slow and lets hope a lot better ergonomically!

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James will know, hes probably already bought one!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote alstorer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Oct 13 at 9:55am
Prehistoric Dacron rigs? Maybe it's a "Big Q'ba" like Nessa was calling for the other day. A Pico equivalent for adults.
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No it isnt. Suspect the sails are down to a cost/capabiliy comprmise like all things, and dacron isnt bad esp on unstayed boats with overly bendy rigs. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote iGRF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Oct 13 at 9:58am
Originally posted by Daniel Holman

I reckon its an epoxy foam sandwich singlehander carbon mast about half the weight of a go slow and lets hope a lot better ergonomically!


That would be far too sensible, hell how many of those would they sell?
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Only problem with dacron is 14% import duty..
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Not as many as laser, but still plenty enough to be viable.
Can't believe its taken anyone so long
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Have RS decided that development via forum is a bad idea after the 100?
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A carbon unstayed rig (NB IF done well) still will be far less prehistoric than untapered aluminium whatever rag you put on it.
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