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Old 30 May 2012, 19:16   #1
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Topper Sailing Dinghies

WANTED: Topper Dinghies

My local yacht club is looking for a few Topper dinghies to introduce some younger members to the joys of sailing. If anyone knows of any, please drop me a line. They need to be cheap, as funds are limited.

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Not many Toppers about now Bradders, most schools went over to Picos sometime ago.

I'll make some calls down by hure.
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Thanks Mols - I recall you had a mini-fleet of small dinghies a few years ago and wondered whether your source could still bear some fruit.

They don't necessarily have to be Toppers - any small dinghy for youngsters to learn on will do, but it would be good to have a few of the same type, for when they progress onto racing, to keep things equal.
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You want picos
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Pico.

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We have a mint laser Pico for sale, only used 2 or 3 times.
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yes - pico's are what you want! you can rig with 1 or 2 sails. very forgiving the rig will deflect on gusts of wind..,
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Pico's are good, and you have the option of rigs - but they are darned heavy compared to Toppers ( 60kg compared to 43kg), which is a consideration if the juniors need to man-handle the boats themselves.
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What sort of money are we looking at for a Pico? Something a bit 'used'
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What sort of money are we looking at for a Pico? Something a bit 'used'
I went through the same questiosn when I had a topper a few years ago. At the time I ended up with topper for peanuts ( 175 from memory for a well used ) . This compared to at least 900 for a pico.

The size & weight was also a decider for me ....

Dont worry !I sold it after one season as they kids weren't remotely interested when they had the option of something with an engine.
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