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    Posted: 04 Jun 20 at 3:28pm
Spinnaker seemed pretty huge at that moment!
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I find coming ashore single handed quite a challenge. I have a fireball rudder on mine and I drop the main to give a. More time to sort everything else and b. Reduce my speed drastically but I find with just the jib I have a absolutely no control over direction. I used to sail vago’s and bahias as a youth at a club I attended and dropping the main and sailing in the last (short) bit just on jib was common practice
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Originally posted by sarg boland

Lovely rudder compared to laser one.
Apart from the hum.  I put a hardwood strip down the trailing edge of mine and could fair it enough for silence.  But with the full main with a long foot, the rudder had a bit of a job on not to ventilate at any moment. The same blade when used on the Laser 3000 with its shorter foot mainsail, does a much more adequate job.
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Spinnaker doubles the sail area and wakes the boat up.  Lovely rudder compared to laser one.
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Not such a giant spinnaker, but it was the nicest symm spinnaker I ever used.  Set on the long pole the boat balanced brilliantly on a reach (not an experience most asymm sailors enjoy), and, as usual on an L2, you could steer just by adjusting the mainsheet - which was just as well, as the rudder was practically useless in any sort of wind!
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Originally posted by 423zero

Rupert, far from mid talented, you are one of the psychic sailors who always spots the shifts.


I can spot a shift, but a giant spinnaker on a small boat on the Irish sea with the wind up - not my area of expertise, 30 years ago or now!
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Rupert, far from mid talented, you are one of the psychic sailors who always spots the shifts.
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Originally posted by Sussex Lad



Originally posted by Rupert

By play boat I mean a boat which wasn't tweaked to the Nth degree and very fragile, and was excellent for mid talent people to go for a blast as well as race, with simple controls. I don't mean a Laser Funboat.

The Tasar is the more tweaky pure racing boat.

Mid talent......something for us both to aspire to  Wink


I remember putting a Laser2 kite up in a force 6 and being blown flat by the time it was 1/2 way out the chute. Yup, I'll aspire to mid talent!
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Well, I think Robert  can help you. 
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Originally posted by Rupert

By play boat I mean a boat which wasn't tweaked to the Nth degree and very fragile, and was excellent for mid talent people to go for a blast as well as race, with simple controls. I don't mean a Laser Funboat.

The Tasar is the more tweaky pure racing boat.


Mid talent......something for us both to aspire to  Wink

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