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I did seriously consider a Vortex when I was looking for a singlehander a couple of years ago. Lots in it's favour, especially for learning to helm off the wire. I bought the Blaze in the end as it seemed to offer more. If I could have unlimited boats though........

Interestingly (but not very I guess Wink) I sailed Div1 windsurfers and Raceboards against (i.e. well behind) some of the guys around it's original conception/promotion.
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The short list 
Solution 
Supernova 
Laser

Longer list
RS300 
Blaze 
Aero
IC

Or
Goat Island Skiff
Echo bay dory 
Old fix up Gull
Viola
Tacking outrigger
Another Proa



Probably will have made my mind up by the time I have the cash together influenced by what is looks good at the time. 


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The best thing about sailing is that every day is slightly different.

I know there are people who's food bill is paid by us changing constantly.

Staying in the same class can be good too, if you have chosen the right one.
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Originally posted by ian.r.mcdonald

The best thing about sailing is that every day is slightly different.

I know there are people who's food bill is paid by us changing constantly.

Staying in the same class can be good too, if you have chosen the right one.


“you have chosen the right on” and that is the conundrum 
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I have (but maybe I'm easily satisfied) I love the Blaze, it does nearly everything I could wish (comfy for a float around in a drifter, exciting but not 'too exciting' in F6, fun to race and great to just blast around in). The Spice is sufficiently challenging to be something I'll never master (I know it's pretty tame by skiff standards but two wiring is enough a challenge in itself for me and it does still have a little bit of 'beach cred' up here in the wilds of North Wales) and I've had a ball with it in the last ten years, it's 'my boat' and am not yet ready to sell it.

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Originally posted by Sam.Spoons


I have (but maybe I'm easily satisfied) I love the Blaze, it does nearly everything I could wish (comfy for a float around in a drifter, exciting but not 'too exciting' in F6, fun to race and great to just blast around in). The Spice is sufficiently challenging to be something I'll never master (I know it's pretty tame by skiff standards but two wiring is enough a challenge in itself for me and it does still have a little bit of 'beach cred' up here in the wilds of North Wales) and I've had a ball with it in the last ten years, it's 'my boat' and am not yet ready to sell it.

I wax and wane over the Blaze as my next boat, I sail on an inland shifty light wind lake with a good Blaze fleet. Like the boat but the sailors seam to spend a lot of their time in their knees (knee pads appear to be the norm) and there seam to be many variations, same hull but lots of upgrades which just sounds expensive to me.
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Originally posted by The Moo

Quite fancy the idea of an old tunnel Hull scow Int Moth.....Failing that perhaps a Vortex, probably easier to source and a lot less hassle.
...and a lot heavier to lug up the beach than the Moth.

One of the attractions of the tunnel hull Moth for me is that in light airs you can heel them over to reduce the wetted area, and indeed downwind, heeling them to windward.  You can also dial in as much risk as you like just by how you heel/sail it.

The Vortex, by contrast, is just a small cat, and in the light stuff you just sit or stand by the mast, going slowly, while in a blow you come off the wire very painfully when the boat nose-dives under kite.  The antics of the scow Moth, on the other hand are just harmless fun - plus it's easier to right.
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Originally posted by Jack Sparrow


Scandinavian cruiser 20



A thing of beauty! Gimballed glass holder for the G&T and wicker picnic basket strapped to after deck?
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