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    Posted: 13 Jun 18 at 9:05pm
Originally posted by Gordon 1430

Hi Sawman
Just seen a couple of Phantom's come up on dinghies for sale on Facebook that fall within your budget. one GRP and a woody.
Just as an alternative option for your budget.
Good luck
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I did try an old phantom once, not sure it is very kind on the knees
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Gordon 1430 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jun 18 at 7:47am
Hi Sawman
Just seen a couple of Phantom's come up on dinghies for sale on Facebook that fall within your budget. one GRP and a woody.
Just as an alternative option for your budget.
Good luck
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Post Options Post Options   Quote sawman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Jun 18 at 10:09pm
Yes, I have half a plan to go to filey with the scorpion - but not a solid enough plan to set up a demo, hopefully if I get there, I will get a close look at the fleet.
The last time I was anywhere near an OK was  back in the 1980s, Ron Parkin used to sail his  at our club from time to time
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Post Options Post Options   Quote KazRob Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Jun 18 at 9:01pm
Never mind! Btw it's the OK Northern's at Filey in a couple of weeks - not sure what the demo boat is up to at the moment but worth an ask if you're north-ish
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Post Options Post Options   Quote sawman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Jun 18 at 8:44pm
Originally posted by KazRob

There's a really nice boat on the FB dinghies for sale group at less than 1k. One of Dave Rose's boats that have a great reputation (20yr old example was 3rd in Euros a few years ago). Think there is a carbon rig available for some more
https://www.facebook.com/groups/dinghies/permalink/1754670271239077/?sale_post_id=1754670271239077


saw that, looks tidy. pity its 400 miles away!

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There's a really nice boat on the FB dinghies for sale group at less than 1k. One of Dave Rose's boats that have a great reputation (20yr old example was 3rd in Euros a few years ago). Think there is a carbon rig available for some more
https://www.facebook.com/groups/dinghies/permalink/1754670271239077/?sale_post_id=1754670271239077
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Post Options Post Options   Quote craiggo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Jun 18 at 9:41am
There are some good OKs currently for sale on the OK website. You don't need to go for wood. There are grp boats and composite that are all competitive.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote sawman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Jun 18 at 8:18pm
Thanks for the encouragement chaps - I guess this is a project for next season, so will keep half an eye out and see what pops upon the OK market.


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I had an OK in my youth, when I was looking for a second singlehander for the lake I seriously considered another but couldn't bring myself to buy a wooden one so bought a Supernova instead (which I didn't get on with and sold again this spring). As you like the idea of a wooden boat I'd say buy an OK, they are a lovely boat to sail.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote turnturtle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Jun 18 at 3:17pm
Give the OK a go.... worst case scenario you don't like it and move it on again for what you paid for it.  

 The Laser isn't going anywhere and will always be something to fall back on during those less inspired patches of a sailing lifecycle.

I wouldn't worry about the PY too much.... it's only handicap racing and you'll know how well you sailed long before you've packed the boat up, never mind checked the club web page the next day during your coffee break.


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