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Originally posted by Daniel Holman

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Originally posted by dieharddinghysailor

My goodness, not another multi-purpose sailing dinghy........geez, as if there wasn't enough to choose from......ah well, guess that progress.....
Probably quite high profit margins if you can break into the beach holiday/activity centre market.These rotomoulders probably make compost bins for 20 the rest of the week, my bin even has that bow handle....

Given that I designed that handle specifically for this application, faired the boat around it and it has only existed in injection moulded format for about 10 days I would be most surprised and impressed!!

Well said Mr Holman, well said.  LOL
I shall bear you in mind next time I need a bespoke handle designing. It is a much ignored yet vital part of our everyday existence.  Wink

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Sort of more modern Pico. There was a bunch of them out in Poole harbour when I was working there the other week. Looks quite nice. Now merged with topper and to be a Topaz Fusion ... That'll kill it.
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I'd not heard that. Have they taken on the little play boat, too? Sad economic times the cause?
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Hi Chaps, Fusion and the company owners are doing great, and have shifted over 100 boats in first half of 2020 which may make them record holders amongst dinghy manufacturers. 
The Topper association is as a result of moving the rotormoulding of the hulls to Topper's facility, and an arrangement regarding increasing marketing reach and access to some far away markets. I think it stays "Fusion" in certain territories and "Topaz Fusion" in others.
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Good to hear. Talking to the guys at conferences they have a real enthusiasm and knowledge of the sport.
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Originally posted by turnturtle


I chatted to them after they came ashore-  as you do when other dinghy folk appear when you were least expecting it.  They said they got mirrors purely because their kids were fickle and it was the 'perfect boat' for either taking them or not, no bother either way.  


My eldest has a Mirror (that is to say I bought it, she sails it...).

I 'borrowed' it a few weeks back and took my 2 year old out in it. She loved it, every second and was wanting more when i eventually said we had to go in. I bribed her with sweets!

Mirrors definitely have an appeal, this will almost certainly appeal to the training centres but i can see it getting a wider following in the same way as the Vago has.

I have a mirror too. For recreational sailing they are unbeatable. Wood doesn't have to be high maintenance either just slap crude paint and varnish over and bare patches and when the time comes to do a full paint they are now so cheap you can buy another and gather around the old one on a cold winters evening and burn it 😂


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