New Posts New Posts RSS Feed: Icon
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Register Register  Login Login

Icon

 Post Reply Post Reply Page  123 18>
Author
Ecosse View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie
Avatar

Joined: 28 Oct 13
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 3
Post Options Post Options   Quote Ecosse Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Icon
    Posted: 28 Oct 13 at 9:42pm
I see there a couple of newish Icons for sale at good prices on Apollo Duck. I was thinking of a boat for Scotland also.
Are there any fleets building and who is selling them up north? Are there going to be any class events next year.


Should I buy an Icon????
Back to Top
blaze720 View Drop Down
Really should get out more
Really should get out more
Avatar

Joined: 28 Sep 05
Location: United Kingdom
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 1635
Post Options Post Options   Quote blaze720 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Oct 13 at 11:30pm
Best advice would be to contact the Icon CA and/or Devoti who build and market the boat ... early adopters are inevitably scattered.  I do not know of any active Iconists in Scotland myself but I could be wrong - perhaps Devoti or one of their agents  could arrange a loan or better still a decent demonstration if you are interested.

btw - there is an existing Icon thread on this forum - seeing as you are such a recent 'newbie' ....  might be worth a read. 

It might also be worth confirming where you sail etc.  Plus do you have an available crew ?  Always worth checking these basics while considering any boat in our opinion.  Lastly what else do they sail at your club  ?  All this more often determines optimal boat choice in our experience.

Blaze720

 


Edited by blaze720 - 28 Oct 13 at 11:51pm
Back to Top
yellowwelly View Drop Down
Really should get out more
Really should get out more
Avatar

Joined: 24 May 13
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 2003
Post Options Post Options   Quote yellowwelly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Oct 13 at 11:47pm
For sale so soon? What's wrong with them.... or there must be a new RS boat coming out...
Back to Top
iGRF View Drop Down
Really should get out more
Really should get out more
Avatar

Joined: 07 Mar 11
Location: Hythe
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 6490
Post Options Post Options   Quote iGRF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Oct 13 at 8:38am
Originally posted by Ecosse

I see there a couple of newish Icons for sale at good prices on Apollo Duck. I was thinking of a boat for Scotland also.
Are there any fleets building and who is selling them up north? Are there going to be any class events next year.


We're also thinking of buying one, currently waiting for a moment when 'we' my crew and I can get where one is to try it out.
It looks a really simple layout, has very nice lines and is light to manoeuvre on the beach which is the biggest issue we have with our current boat.

The only problem with it seems to be they forgot to fit it with a spinnaker and used the pole to kind of dangle it in a way that it gets caught up with the jib, nothing a bit of butchering can't fix, but a shame they didn't design it properly in the first place.


Edited by iGRF - 29 Oct 13 at 8:55am
Back to Top
RS400atC View Drop Down
Really should get out more
Really should get out more


Joined: 04 Dec 08
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 2964
Post Options Post Options   Quote RS400atC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Oct 13 at 8:47am
It will be interesting to see if RS's (alleged) new ultralight single hander is the start of a trend of lighter boats. It's about time there was a seriously light production two person hiking boat?
Back to Top
RS400atC View Drop Down
Really should get out more
Really should get out more


Joined: 04 Dec 08
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 2964
Post Options Post Options   Quote RS400atC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Oct 13 at 8:49am
Originally posted by yellowwelly

For sale so soon? What's wrong with them.... or there must be a new RS boat coming out...
Could just be GRF advertising them to drive prices down?
Half the stuff on Apollo Duck seems to not actually be available sometimes...
Back to Top
Happilyover40 View Drop Down
Groupie
Groupie


Joined: 04 Jun 10
Location: Scotland
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 50
Post Options Post Options   Quote Happilyover40 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Oct 13 at 10:46am
Scotsfin had one for sale and he is based in Largs.
Looked beautiful Smile
Drop him a message
Back to Top
Ecosse View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie
Avatar

Joined: 28 Oct 13
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 3
Post Options Post Options   Quote Ecosse Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Oct 13 at 8:22pm
Have done now. Will try it soon. Anyone got any thoughts on the boat.
Should I buy an Icon????
Back to Top
Peaky View Drop Down
Really should get out more
Really should get out more


Joined: 15 Nov 08
Location: United Kingdom
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 2813
Post Options Post Options   Quote Peaky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Oct 13 at 8:33pm
Stable, fast, fun, responsive, simple and immaculate quality. What's not to like?
Back to Top
NickA View Drop Down
Really should get out more
Really should get out more
Avatar

Joined: 30 Mar 05
Location: United Kingdom
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 761
Post Options Post Options   Quote NickA Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Oct 13 at 9:26pm
No kite and no trapeze wire, that's what!
Javelin 558
Contender 2574
V3000 3604 ...lapse of reason
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  123 18>

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Bulletin Board Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 9.665y
Copyright ©2001-2010 Web Wiz
Change your personal settings, or read our privacy policy