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Post Options Post Options   Quote ian.r.mcdonald Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 May 19 at 5:21pm
Solo " omerta" seems to have been engaged
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Post Options Post Options   Quote iGRF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 May 19 at 6:25pm
No, I did have a look but forgot to come back, had a drubbing from my Laser pal after three laps of holding him off and it's a bit faster than a wooden solo I often race against so nothing wrong with it's boat speed, it's just not as quick as a Laser generally so quite a battle to hold them off if you do get in front.
It's a clean boat, I might keep it for a bit longer, there's something strangely compelling about it, despite all the gubbins. It kind of brings to a close my transformation from windsurfer into dinghy sailor, no denying it now...
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Good news! And it might surprise you and persuade you to keep it long term.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ColPrice2002 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 May 19 at 9:00pm
Laser PY suggests it's faster than a Solo, if you can hold it off for several laps you're doing well.
The Solo doesn't point quite as high - unless you grind the nainsheet in. If you do, make sure you have boat speed first!

And wooden boats can be as fast as the frp ones - having held off a number of frp one's today.
Remember that the kicker needs to be released on reaches and runs.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote iGRF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 May 19 at 9:43pm
There's a very quick wooden one down the lake, he can go through us like a knife through butter if it gets 'ghosty' conditions, this plastic one doesn't ghost that well as I found out on one leg going into a mark in a wind shadow, the Laser ghosted past me that time and had me for a downhill bit, but I got him back upwind, pointing higher as it happened, I just block to blocked it and I had the rig more upright with all the blue wedgey things in the back getting the mast as vertical as possible, but cranking lots of main sheet on. Sadly it was the penultimate fifth lap he got a better shift and was gone...

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