Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: CT/ Long Island Sound
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Input wanted re: new dinghy
If you may be looking to race, down the road, then you need to look around where you are to see what people are racing, and get one of those. The fact that whatever it is is being raced means that there should be a reaonable supply of used boats available. Some may be quite tired from hard racing, but they may suit your needs and pocketbook well. If you take to racing and like it, you''ll be able to sell your boat and get a newer/faster one if you need to. Your weight is about perfect for a laser, if they race near you. If you''re intimiidated by the laser, look for one with a radial rig (same hull- shorter rig) to start, or to practice in until you''re ready for the full rig.