Posted by Karl on Feb 14, 2005

Hey CLC, I've got a question for you. Do you remember the Lightning? Or maybe a little more recently the Snipe? I've looked at the sailboat kits you folks have, and for the most part, they seem to be dual purpose, ie. sailing and rowing. The Sharpie is closer to what I'm thinking of, but what I'd really like to see is a fast, performance-oriented 1 to 2 person sloop rig. A little less beamy, with a fair amount of sail area. Not necessarily a beginners boat. I grew up sailing the Sunfish types, then moved on to a Force 5, then a Laser with a jib. Boy could that one move! Some of my friends had Lightnings, which zip right along also (a little bigger). I'd love to see something of a similar category coming from you folks. Anybody with me? There's an element of joy involved in sailing a boat that heels over enough that you need to snug your ankles under a hiking strap and hang over the side. The spray across your back is great fun too.



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