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Laser, if you look carefully at the hull lines and understand the design intent behind it. 
Personally I always like a curved sheer line in any boat, except the 420 which I think has a reversed sheer?
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theres a particularly attractive looking scorpion on the duck at present (if only I had any cash to spare!). 
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505. Job's jobbed. Timeless looks drop dead gorgeous.


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Originally posted by sawman

theres a particularly attractive looking scorpion on the duck at present (if only I had any cash to spare!). 



Which one they both look very smart
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Originally posted by The Moo

505. Job's jobbed. Timeless looks drop dead gorgeous.

Ditto. IMHO, the most beautiful dinghy of all time. 
If I was super-rich, I would have an all-black carbon one, rigged and sitting in a glass case in my lounge - just so I could gaze on its beauty every day.
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I own a 300 so can be critical, maybe it's a Marmite thing but it just looks weird.

Contender beats 505 all day long.
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Yeah, I like 505s. OTOH the last of the low rider Moths were a shape only a mother could love, good job the 300 was not a scaled up version of one of them rather than from when Moths did actually look like boats  Wink
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Originally posted by sawman

theres a particularly attractive looking scorpion on the duck at present (if only I had any cash to spare!). 



Which one they both look very smart


you are right, Neal. but 2018 is stunning - in fairness they are both JJ's so lovely woodwork is mandatory
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Agreed. Wooden Contender and 505 most beautiful boats. I'd throw A Rater in too. Modern semi-mass market, the new Lightning looks the part; they like bright colours too. I also like the old-school chined boats, Graduate/Scorpion/Hornet, size variations on a theme
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I love the looks of my 300. Bought my first off plan at the Boat Show!
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