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    Posted: 01 Jul 08 at 1:28pm
Hi all, I'm stumped, looking for the next singlehander in a long line...
It has to be:
designed before 1965
Over 25 years old (to meet CVRDA requirements)
faster than a Laser (PY 1078 or faster)
suitable for a fairly sailing time poor fairly unfit 10 3/4 stone middle aged helm.
For sailing on a small lake, mainly.
Currently sailing an1970 Int moth, but it is very painful and except on a reach in a howler slower than a Laser. Winged Moths out due to not liking water quite enough...

I'm beginning to see why the Laser was such a hit when it came out...ideas, please!
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I dont think you have many options especially if you want it to be faster than a Laser.

The only things I could come up with was International Canoe, Contender or Finn, but neither fit your requirements in terms of your sailing time or weight, or likely sailing location !

Other suggestions would be an OK (only just slower than a Laser) but again your slightly on the light side.

You've got me stumped as well !

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you will be ok at that weight in an IC, iun fact there is a classic on elooking for a good home on the IC website so it would fit in really nicely.

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Sorry A Contender was not designed until 1967 and I would not describe it as suitable to sail on a small lake.
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Mirros can be una-rigged. Don't know about new ones, but many older ones (including the one I had) had a second mast step, and second shroud chainplate attachment points, forward of the standard ones.

 

But as you suddenly realised, that's a lot, lot slower than a Laser.

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I used to sail our mirror una rigged when the kids were tiny, so they could crawl around on the foredeck without a nasty flappy sail getting in the way!

We have a couple of contenders on the lake occasionally, and they do pretty well (it is about 100 acres) but sadly they don't qualify for the classics, by a couple of years.

Not sure the Int Canoe would actually be quicker than the Lasers once I'd pulled it upright after each gybe...I've sailed them a little, but wouldn't have the time to put in to master them, even to club level. The OK is certainly a possibility. Hoping to have a play in one soon. Not sure I'm man enough to get a Finn back up the slipway, which is a shame, as there are some very pretty wooden Fairey Finns around.

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its got to be an ok then! They are awesome boats and perform well at cvrda events.
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Originally posted by Rupert

I used to sail our mirror una rigged when the kids were tiny, so they could crawl around on the foredeck without a nasty flappy sail getting in the way!

We have a couple of contenders on the lake occasionally, and they do pretty well (it is about 100 acres) but sadly they don't qualify for the classics, by a couple of years.

Not sure the Int Canoe would actually be quicker than the Lasers once I'd pulled it upright after each gybe...I've sailed them a little, but wouldn't have the time to put in to master them, even to club level. The OK is certainly a possibility. Hoping to have a play in one soon. Not sure I'm man enough to get a Finn back up the slipway, which is a shame, as there are some very pretty wooden Fairey Finns around.

Go for the Fairey Finn!

you can always add a jockey wheel to the launching trolley.

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Solo?  Not officially faster than a Laser, but they give them a good run on our lake in the right conditions.
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What about a ToY?

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