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Post Options Post Options   Quote desteve1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Feb 09 at 9:06am
the problem is There are only old guys with massive boats ( that they sail singlehanded)
my favorite boat at the club is a laser 2 but it is going to be scrapped cus its old and I need a new boat
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Buy your own laser II? Can pick old battered but perfectly serviceable ones
up for a few hundred .
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The Laser is the best choice for you as it fits best for your age & weight. No need to think of it anymore. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote desteve1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Feb 09 at 12:25pm
if I sail with y bro and my dad maybe I could sail a fireball
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Post Options Post Options   Quote desteve1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Feb 09 at 12:54pm
*my bro
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Post Options Post Options   Quote NickA Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Feb 09 at 1:05pm

I had a laser 2 for several years.  It was fun and knots per dollar, excellent value.  But a handful for even an 80kg adult to sail single handed.  You'd need a big friend to hang out the side for you.

The splash is a nice boat, better than the laser in very many ways, but the smallest rig is about laser radial sized, which might be a little bit much for your 40kg.  My son had a radial aged 14 when he weighed around 50kg; he had loads of fun in F3, but struggled in F4/5.  His similarly sized mate had a splash and managed it OK in F4.

Other decent single handers for the smaller sailor are the Comet (a bit too short, not good in any waves but excellent on a river) and the Byte (expensive with the good carbon rig on it) and the lightning 368 (a strange british boat, but amazingly good value).

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Post Options Post Options   Quote desteve1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Feb 09 at 1:14pm
idealy Id like to sail with my brother and my dad, I dont want a realy expensive boat. (fire ball is a quick boat and 2nd hand with a slight bit of refurbishing would be the best)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote HannahJ Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Feb 09 at 5:40pm
I wouldn't sail three up... First question: would you prefer a singlehanded boat or a doublehanded? All the suggestions so far have been on singlehanders. Secondly: What do the other youth at your club sail?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote winging it Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Feb 09 at 8:03pm
naff name, but I would get one of these if I were you:



The website in English

The website in German


the same, but different...

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Post Options Post Options   Quote desteve1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Feb 09 at 8:54am
ye I know them but I figured that I would grow out of them in no time
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