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    Posted: 23 Mar 06 at 1:04pm
Would this be any good for two adults and two kids as a family boat, and for
occasional racing?

How does it compare with, say, the Laser 2000?
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IMHO they are as good/bad as anything else. That's the good thing about sailing, there's plenty of different boats to please plenty of different people. Have a go in one and as many others as possible. Have a search through this forum, you will find plenty of opinions - nothing beats trying one out though.

Good luck!


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Olly4088 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Mar 06 at 5:51pm

I would go for the laser 2000 just cause i know of a family who own one with 3 kids and they get on fine.  Also it would be better than the topper for racing.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Philsy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Mar 06 at 7:03pm
Originally posted by Olly4088

I would go for the laser 2000 just cause i know of a
family who own one with 3 kids and they get on fine. Also it would be better
than the topper for racing.



Trouble is, you can pick up a used Sport 14 for about 2k less than a used
L2000...
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This is true they are quite a bit cheaper

 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote carshalton fc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Mar 06 at 7:43pm
yer but with the more expensive 2000 u get a sorted boat that holds it's value and u also get a great class association that do events all over the uk. 
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Originally posted by carshalton fc

yer but with the more expensive 2000 u get a sorted
boat that holds it's value and u also get a great class association that do
events all over the uk.


But I don't have the cash for a L2000 Do you reckon the 14 isn't well
sorted, then?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote carshalton fc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Mar 06 at 7:59pm

well i havent sailed one but looking at them they just look fat ugly and my mum&dad said it was a bitch to sail when they tried it.   well the 2k is definatly worth the money and u wont loose that much on it

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Blimey, you sure know how to put the damper on an idea!   
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I sailed in a sport once but I was really small and I don't remember much about it but it seemed fun at the time
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