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    Posted: 21 Jun 17 at 1:53am
Originally posted by 423zero

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Laser-Dinghy-rare-M-Rig-ideal-starter-boat-for-learning-Lasers-/192214446725?hash=item2cc0dfb285:g:-OUAAOSwXetZPZgi
Not sure, one of the variants uses a cranked mast, but looking at pictures of "M" class it appears straight.

the 4.7's lower mast  is  cranked  at deck level  as  the centre of  effort would be too far forward otherwise ... 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote zippyRN Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Jun 17 at 1:52am
Originally posted by 423zero

Their is a rare Laser "M" class on ebay at the moment, might suit you wysiwyg70, much smaller sail,

 there's a reason the M is rare  ...  it's  rubbish  ...   it uses a shorter top mast  and the standard  full rig lower mast  meaning the  centre of effort  etc is all wrong 


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Post Options Post Options   Quote wysiwyg70 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Jun 17 at 7:33pm
Thank you for everyone's thoughts. I'm narrowing down to a splash and byte cii, although the latter appeals. I promise to eventually update this thread with my eventual choice and feedback. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote zeon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Jun 17 at 3:57pm
Stay away from the ' M ' rig it's was rubbish in the 70s and it's no better now. Rig is too stiff and just evil. If you want to go the laser route, get a radial. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Jun 17 at 9:17pm
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Laser-Dinghy-rare-M-Rig-ideal-starter-boat-for-learning-Lasers-/192214446725?hash=item2cc0dfb285:g:-OUAAOSwXetZPZgi
Not sure, one of the variants uses a cranked mast, but looking at pictures of "M" class it appears straight.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rupert Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Jun 17 at 8:58pm
Wasn't the M where they changed the topmast, not the bottom, making a stupidly stiff rig?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Jun 17 at 5:33pm
Their is a rare Laser "M" class on ebay at the moment, might suit you wysiwyg70, much smaller sail,
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Post Options Post Options   Quote iGRF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Jun 17 at 9:38am
Yes a guy at our lake sails a Splash with varying degrees of success, can sail it in almost anything and often does extremely well on handicap, so another positive vote from me, not that I've sailed it but I've sailed against it and been abused on handicap by it on many an occasion.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jack Sparrow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Jun 17 at 4:49pm

My wife's / son's / my old Splash, being sailed by it's new owner (15yr old?) who competed at European level with the boat. We all sailed it and loved it. Me especially when it was honking.
Fantastically well balanced rig to hull which was comfortable and well laid out.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jack Sparrow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Jun 17 at 4:41pm
Yes. A Splash is a superb boat. That deserves more take up in the UK.
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