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    RC Laser

    I have been looking at the rc laser and it looks like a fun boat. Is it considered a catboat or is there some other designation?

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    RE: RC Laser

    Bud
    Are you referring to the boat in the picture below? This is a picture of a Laser, which is not a "cat" hope that addresses your question. The guy in the photo is Steve Lang and he sells Lasers here in the US. here is link to his site:http://sailrc.com/sailrclaser/home.html
    A cat has two hulls linked together.
    Very very good sailing boats.

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    RE: RC Laser

    Thanks for the answer Boomer. Yes, it does seem to be a very finesailing boat, simple, efficent and a nice size. I always thought catboats had their mast further forward. For the single sail this thing seems to really go!

    Bud

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    RE: RC Laser

    You are both correct ina sense. Acatboat is indeed a single masted vessel with one sail.In recent yearscat has become an accepted short name for a catarmaran.

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    RE: RC Laser



    Hi folks

    For my first venture into wind power after much searching of the many boats available I bought a Laser.

    I am very happy with this boat being a complete novice to sail boats. It ticked the following boxes for me:

    1) It is very easy to assemble and get ready for running.
    2) It has not even in rough conditions let any water into the radio compartment.
    3) It takes different sails to cope with a wide range of wind speeds.
    4) It doesn't seem to have issues that often come with many out of the box boats requiring upgrades.
    5) I like the fact that it has its own class for racing and rules that prevent modifications that would otherwise give advantages to certain skippers. The concept in my opinion is a good one.

    Here are a couple of short clips of my first two runs of the boat:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ptp80WdgbA

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kx-HqDW9aQE

    All good fun

    Cheers
    Craig



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