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So I'm detecting a bias towards a Laser 2000, but how would it fare with being left out in the open all year? And how much more maintenance would it requre than the plastic Vision or Magno?

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We have about 28 Laser 2000 at my club along with 3 club/training ones.  They do just fine outside all year long, and require very little maintenance.

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Sorry, I might have started this confusion between Laser II and Laser 2000.
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No problem, I think I know the difference, I just discounted the Laser II as a bit too racey for my needs
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Have you looked at the Laser 3000? A bit of a race boat but also quite tame and really fun. Lots of sailing schools use them and I like them quite a bit. So much so that we've got on sitting in our back garden, looking for a new owner because my brother is moving away from sailing. She's got a good set of sails on her, well looked after and I'd throw in a new kite for free. I'd be willing to sell her for a very reasonable price if you're interested and would also be able to take you out a few times to get used to the boat.
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Thanks for the offer, the Laser 3000 does look like a blast, but not really what I'm after. I want to be able to potter around with my v. young sons if they show an interest.

 

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You're completely right, the 3000 is fun but you can't really potter about on them and not really suitable for cruising or sailing with small children, The 2000 is a nice boat as I've mentioned, but the RS looks like she could be a nice boat too. I'd definately look at both of them and I think the test sail would be the deciding factor. Have you considered the Topper Omega, the bigger version of the Magno. Looking at both the RS and Omega, they are very similar in size, sail area, etc although I like the look of the RS better but have also heard the Omega is a very good boat. 
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