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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Jan 22 at 10:29pm
It's just called a Comet.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sam.Spoons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Jan 22 at 11:55pm
Originally posted by 423zero

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



It's not bad, a decent boat for lightweight beginners, and an absolute hoot with two 'normal' adults for a quick blast in F6+ but it's also quite cramped for grown ups and only performs 'adequately'. They used to be cheap but there're lots of other boats I'd rather spend £1500 on, just for starters a Solo or Laser if you sail on a lake or an old Blaze if your local spot is open water.




Edited by Sam.Spoons - 15 Jan 22 at 11:57pm
Spice 346 "Flat Broke"
Blaze 671 "supersonic soap dish"
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Paramedic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Jan 22 at 8:38am
The thing with Rotomoulds is they have their place.

But discussing their virtues on here is a bit like posting on a car enthusiasts forum that you've just bought a Kia Picanto. Both have the same basic stuff that the members get excited about but aren't really what the audience are into  LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rupert Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Jan 22 at 8:55am
Originally posted by 423zero

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


The Comet (and its association) predates the other Comet classes by quite some margin. I owned 190 back 20 years ago or so, and had good fun. Much shorter than a Laser, and a tendency to death roll in much breeze (I did, anyway) but a nice little boat.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Jan 22 at 10:05am
Not sure about this, but it appears to be an American boat from the 1930's.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Grumpycat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Jan 22 at 2:59pm
Different boat . 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Jan 22 at 3:23pm
Not many boats of any description about, well not good ones anyway.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Grumpycat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Jan 22 at 3:42pm
Comet is a nice little singlehander  ( I have a half share in Comet 838 with mrs grumpycat ) but it is two faced to sail . In light to mid wind itís fairly vice free but when the wind gets up the combination of being wide and short and the rounded hull shape means the boat will put you in down wind very easily Especially when itís got itís original rig and with rear sheeting . 
There is now the option of another rig called the XTRA . This has a slightly shorter mast with a more efficient, slightly smaller sail , this makes the boat a lot easier to sail in strong winds but it is very slightly slower very  light winds . You pay your money and take your choice as they sail off the same handicap . Other snippets of info , it has a soft py ( if the sailor is good enough to cope with its down wind behaviour) , itís build quality is good , they are good value for the money and if you prefer centre sheeting the manufacturer sell conversion kits . 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Jan 22 at 7:57am
Filled first part of shopping list, got a nice Enterprise from a friend of a friend.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Jan 22 at 12:59pm
Looking at it and wondering about raising the floor, need to check if it will be legal.
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