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Post Options Post Options   Quote L192444 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Oct 13 at 1:51pm
Originally posted by Rupert

Have RS decided that development via forum is a bad idea after the 100?

I'm not surprised ... Look how it has turned out. All the main RS 100 fanboys have all sold up and moved on ...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bferry Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Oct 13 at 1:58pm
Originally posted by Rupert

  Of course, if it was a 13 foot Rotomould singlehander, maybe with tweaked construction to make it lighter or stiffer, then maybe we would see the rise of the 1st adult roto raceboat? After all, Tera and Feva sailors are grown up, now, and not all want to go to the Olympics...
 
The Topper Topaz provided that sort of idea and is a fun boat to sail, also being suitable for beach resorts.  I know some people still think of it as a youth/child boat, however its quite a blast with one or two adults in, depending on the rig used.  With the Topaz, the stiffness was and is a major problem with the rotomoulding process.  I was quite surprised to see the hull of my mate's Topaz take the formthe slings on his launching trailer.  A boat attacking a similar market but with a stiffer hull would probably bode well, especially in the rental/club scene. 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Medway Maniac Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Oct 13 at 2:01pm
As I've said many times, imho the only way you will produce a faster yet easily sailed singlehander for lighter helms is to make an elongated, maybe 14-15 foot scow moth.  Dead stable but with large sail-carrying ability.  Plenty of sailing interest with heeled and upright modes to choose between according to conditions, plus some fun submarining!

But it won't be one of those.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote alstorer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Oct 13 at 3:56pm
Topaz (in single hander form) is the same size as a Pico/Q'ba, especially with the roller furling mainsail.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Steve411 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Oct 13 at 4:01pm
Originally posted by getafix

perhaps they're going to put the 300 back into production, decks in pink, with a dacron sail, and heavy discount for pond-sailors in the midlands  LOL
 
300 never went out of production.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote iGRF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Oct 13 at 4:30pm
Originally posted by Daniel Holman

Still no modern epoxy foam sandwich unstayed singlehander for average sized chaps on the market - yet. Pretty much every other market segment catered for but the biggest one.The vareo ain't nice, and the worlds attendance and general slowdown on the RS100 would attest to the fact that spinnakered singlehanders aren't the emperors new clothes.



Unless you consider the Supernova rehash, wasn't that epoxy foam s'wich, if it wasn't it should have been, I think in it's new incarnation it's an under rated boat..
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Post Options Post Options   Quote JohnJack Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Oct 13 at 4:34pm
Have ISAF recognized the Torch yet? Out of interest.
With the issues with the Laser/Torch, there is potentially a huge vacuum in the mid weight single hander market. 
Shame the Rooster 8.1 didn't take off with a carbon pole.

Maybe someone will come up with a 'Goldy Locks' dinghy, not too hard, not too difficult, not too fast not too slow and so on
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Would personally like to see a single hand dinghy with a one string raking rig.
It's not that complicated and you could make it suit a huge wind/weight range as it can be de-powered more effectively.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote iGRF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Oct 13 at 4:47pm
I dunno, 6 pages and we're no nearer the answer than we were page 1, other than Andys suggestion of a Vago with a Europe rig...

Come on someone, spill the beans, I don't want to have to ring them up...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dougal Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Oct 13 at 4:57pm
Originally posted by JohnJack

Would personally like to see a single hand dinghy with a one string raking rig.
It's not that complicated and you could make it suit a huge wind/weight range as it can be de-powered more effectively.


Solution and Phantom both have this, and it works very well on both.



What could possibly go wrong?
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