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Post Options Post Options   Quote Do Different Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Jan 22 at 1:33pm
Comet Zero.   Sailed a Club one once before I got my Laser moved up to new Club, felt short and very rolly; once was enough, Laser felt a lot more together.
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This one is centre main, ones I have seen are aft.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Grumpycat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Jan 22 at 3:11pm
Originally posted by Sam.Spoons

Owner has a slightly rose tinted view of his Topaz  LOL 


I think thatís putting it mildly  LOL
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What is problem with Topaz?
Weight?
Rotomould snobbery?
Poor Hull shape?


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Post Options Post Options   Quote tink Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Jan 22 at 5:29pm
Originally posted by 423zero

What is problem with Topaz?
Weight?
Rotomould snobbery?
Poor Hull shape?



You will never get anyone here to be positive about roto moulded boat. They have there good points, maintenance free and robust. To call it a modern skiff is a stretch,  unofficially PY 1170 so you are well behind the solos and even further behind Lasers. It does have a roomy cockpit for its type and has a degree of flexibility it terms of rig etc. Covid has completely messed up the second hand market, good boats are hard to get and top $$$ and once things normalise deprecation might be eye watering. It 100% depends on what sort of sailing you want to do, how much he is asking, state of boat etc etc. But if he wants £1500 for it you keep it for a year and sell it for £1000 itís only cost £42 a month a little over  two pints a week down here, ignoring club fees etc. sums change if you need to buy new sails. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rupert Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Jan 22 at 9:27pm
Originally posted by 423zero

What is problem with Topaz?
Weight?
Rotomould snobbery?
Poor Hull shape?




All of the above. Mind, the asymmetric raceX is the best rig of a bad lot.
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Originally posted by 423zero

This one is centre main, ones I have seen are aft.


Comet Zero is the miniature doublehanded boat with jib, looking like a very scaled down Trio. Nothing like a Laser.
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Comet uno? It's the one that broke away and started its own class association.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote tink Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Jan 22 at 9:59pm
Originally posted by 423zero

Comet uno? It's the one that broke away and started its own class association.

They then created a card game that was rather successful 
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