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I was going to compare the Laser with a Royal Enfield, but even they've got fuel injection now.

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It's a bit like buying a new Morris Marina innit†

A friend of mine has just sold his solution and wants a winder solo . Everyone he has been interested in , has sold before he could get to see it .†




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Well having had both and told to sell one there was no hesitation the Solo nice as it was and given the handicap advantage racing against Lasers, it had to go in favour of the nicer sail that I get from the Solution which is closer to sailing scratch which we tend to do now.

Having said that the Solution is now up for sale, SWMBO has put the foot down at the home fleet being 6 boats, 3 at each club and something has to go so other than the Contender everything is now for sale.
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I was going to compare the Laser with a Royal Enfield, but even they've got fuel injection now.
I did once own a Marina estate, in strong winds it was dodgy in a straight line, never mind the corners.
Royal Enfield? Ugh! BSA Bantam maybe, or Tiger Cub, but Enfield? who even rides them in polite society?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote tink Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Jan 22 at 5:07pm
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As above the where is probably more important than the what. As someone who moved to north Hampshire 3 years ago from a fantastic family friendly northern club the south coast overs very slim pickings for family dinghy sailing. The coastal clubs are all geared for the kids going out at specific times (all per soccer mums and dads) and the adults doing their stuff at different times. Itís a very odd model and I think aimed at yachting rather than sailing. The inland clubs are better suited and I said before with an Andrew Simpson centre on site and top racing Burghfield, though a hike, is hard to beat. The RYA interactive map is a good starting point and really scrutinise the sailing calendar and the actual race results to see who is sailing what and when. 

A big however is that for southern kids is that with so many events and squads available many donít sail very regularly at their home club once they reach a certain level. 


I think that's the reality of sailing on the actual ocean. It's a serious business taking responsibility for other people's sprogs in a more hostile environment. You've got more weather, tides, waves, other water users etc etc. But lots of families do teach their kids to sail in the Solent region, there is a lot going on, but it's spread over a large number of clubs. A lot of us just join one (or more!) of the nearest clubs as driving around the area is not much fun.So a lot of the clubs are very focussed on their long tem local members and it's all a bit opaque to anyone from the wrong side of the A272. The Northern Reservoir is equally an alien environment for those of us who've grown used to living within a pushbike ride of the sea.

Enough of that drivel, I looked at this thread because I'm wondering if there are any sensibly priced Lasers for sale that I'm not seeing? I've had the same one for 4 seasons and it's starting to feel like an excuse for not winning! What with covid and the class builder politics, not many nice ones for sale?

Yes we are all different, at least weíre not playing xxxx. I got my Laser by putting a wanted add on the ILCA FB page, got a nice boat that was not advertised and sitting unused. I do think there is a major shortage of boats at the moment and lots of people are now doing the wanted route, best to be very specific, what you want, age, sail number, region, budget etc. Good luck 
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Sellers market just seen an add for a 35 year old Europe £3k 
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Sellers market just seen an add for a 35 year old Europe £3k†


Given the spec itís actually not a silly price.
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if its for the whole family to go together a laser stratos or similar, if its just a couple at a time then the 2000 is a good shout.
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Originally posted by Oli

if its for the whole family to go together a laser stratos or similar, if its just a couple at a time then the 2000 is a good shout.


It's a heavy old bus with big sails to pull in, for kids under 10?

OTOH there were a few couples having good Wednesday evening racing in them lasr time I saw any on the water.

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