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    Posted: 22 Sep 21 at 8:00pm
Originally posted by Woodman

Sailed a D-zero today. Itís a lovely thing. Well built, clean deck layout, balanced, great modern carbon rig. Comfortably hiking - nothing digging in. Everything is simple and works. Responsive and hard to see why you wouldnít want to sail one. Carryís weight well and cockpit allows getting right forward easily. If anyone is in the market for a singlehander I would suggest putting it on any list. 

Iíve owned  one for the last couple of months and Woodman has totally put what I feel about the boat much better than I could have done. I am even taking it out for a blast even on days when there is no racing and I havenít done that in 25 years.
My only regret is not getting one years ago  Smile

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Sailed a D-zero today. Itís a lovely thing. Well built, clean deck layout, balanced, great modern carbon rig. Comfortably hiking - nothing digging in. Everything is simple and works. Responsive and hard to see why you wouldnít want to sail one. Carryís weight well and cockpit allows getting right forward easily. If anyone is in the market for a singlehander I would suggest putting it on any list. 
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I am northern . Well compared to a small minded troll living in Kent .  Wink
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Originally posted by Grumpycat




I am a total pond monkey . Smile</span>



And that's pond pussy, don't insult northern monkeys, some of them sail on the sea.

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Originally posted by Woodman

Aeroís can pick up dings so Iím not sure I would buy a new one to sail onto a shore dump on shingle! Min you hauling up through that stuff asks for a light boat🥵

Thatís not a problem for GRF . He has the perfect technique for hauling boats across a shingle beach, we have all seen the pics of him and the rs100 lol lol  Smile

Seriously though , all power to him and everyone else that sails on the sea off a shingle beach. 
Itís not for me , I am a total pond monkey . Smile


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Aeroís can pick up dings so Iím not sure I would buy a new one to sail onto a shore dump on shingle! Min you hauling up through that stuff asks for a light boat🥵
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Well to be fair Shoreham and the beaches on that stretch of the coast are a lot kinder than ours, they do at least get sand, we have hard shingle which gets nastier the lower the tide. Suffice to say everybody at that demo however long ago it was thought exactly the same and it's why not one evr came here yet there are three or four Aeros which is not a natural ratio, I would have thought there would at least be one or two Zeros to every four or five Aeros at any given club with reasonable water access, it's still my view the Zero is much the better boat and nicer to sail, just not off our beach.
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Double figures at Shoreham I believe and no reports of the self bailer bulge on the D-Zero being damaged during launch or recovery anywhere to my knowledge. 
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Originally posted by iGRF

.....One thing I have learned in my time in dinghy world, I'm more often wrong about things than right.


You were right about "they've got nothing to get hold of when you want to help someone in and onto the trailer" it's like wrestling with a very large (but light) bar of soap while staggering in the surf. A bit too Jeux Sans Frontiers.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote iGRF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Sep 21 at 4:26pm
Originally posted by Woodman



Is the baler a real problem. Looks pretty small and for those non shore dumpers we use trailers😁. Is it really nosy on the sea or does it just look like it? They seem to have plenty of events on the sea and Shoreham seems home to some.


Probably not, they were just my thoughts 7 years ago and a lot of water has passed under the bridge since then, I have read accounts of them not being the kindest boat downhill in waves, but then so are lots of others and I dare say, once my butt gets sat in an Aero, a lot of other issues will become apparent over the course of time. One thing I have learned in my time in dinghy world, I'm more often wrong about things than right.
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