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    is laser a good first boat? is it for me?

    To clarify, AYC is on Lake Travis, which is in the Austin area. Thanks for asking
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    is laser a good first boat? is it for me?

    Lake Travis, and about 40 minute drive. You kinda stoked my windsurfer interest. If I’m more interested in sporty solo sailing, maybe just keep it simple...
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    is laser a good first boat? is it for me?

    Well, KO has a nice used Aero package.... just not sure I’m confident we have enough wind often enough to really enjoy. Still pondering a laser, but only if I find fair price. Last choice.... Andy has me thinking windsurfer.... I did hook up with AYC , super nice bunch, eager to help.
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    is laser a good first boat? is it for me?

    He does indeed. Super friendly guy. He says I need to sail some to figure out what I want. Makes perfect sense. I’m still frustrated nobody at AYC will return an email, voicemail, answer the phone... I drove out there once and couldn’t get in gate... of course Fred says that’s the starting...
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    is laser a good first boat? is it for me?

    Thanks Andy, that helps. Best regards
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    is laser a good first boat? is it for me?

    WaveDancer, I did talk to Fred, super nice guy. He is out of town this week. Andy, there is an event with Aero in it in a couple of weeks, I hope to check it out. I reread your post (again) ; When just sailing for fun, would I be sailing an aero on a beam reach (like a windsurfer), instead...
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    is laser a good first boat? is it for me?

    Thanks for the thoughts NorCal. No doubt a sunfish is a lot of fun. I saw the Neo, I’m going to ask the dealer about it. Im really liking the thought that the Aero is somewhat analogous to previous (decades ago) wind surfing experience.... I just need to get a better feel for how any small...
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    is laser a good first boat? is it for me?

    LetLmt, I’ll check it out, thanks for the lead! Andy.... I’m a bit on the Aero bandwagon.... good point about windsurfers.... maybe I should do that and save my $$. There is a used rs100 with both sail sizes for right around $10k in Dallas..... but I kinda got the Aero bug I’m afraid...
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    is laser a good first boat? is it for me?

    Great stuff thanks so much. I’m glad you have windsurfing experience, since I wasn’t able to articulate myself! Should I consider RS100, or even a Hobie? In a way the thought of learning a foresail is intriguing, but I may have my hands full anyway with just a main. I noticed a used RS100 in...
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    is laser a good first boat? is it for me?

    Andy, a wealth of info, thanks for all of that. RS Aero has been on my radar, but your use of the term planing, is very helpful. I only wind surged a couple of seasons, and it’s been a long time, but fast runs are exactly what I think appeals to me. I can buy an Aero (I’m 55, not a broke kid...
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    is laser a good first boat? is it for me?

    Andy, thanks for the input. I had dismissed (perhaps mistakingly) Sunfish. I had a Dolphin a few decades ago and it was pretty slow. I later owned a windsurfer, that was fast. Once I learned to sail the windsurfer I only bothered driving to lake on windy days. I guess I was thinking these...
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    is laser a good first boat? is it for me?

    Thanks for recommendation and link
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    is laser a good first boat? is it for me?

    Thanks for the reply and information. I have not had much luck with AYC replying. I’ll see if I can find Fred’s contact info. Thanks!
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    is laser a good first boat? is it for me?

    Oh, I did own a Dolphin one summer (over 30 years ago) fun to learn mechanics of sailing, but a bit slow. I later had a windsurfer for a couple of years and loved the speed.,., thought about going back to that, but these high speed single handle boats really interest me.
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    is laser a good first boat? is it for me?

    Hi, I recently took a couple of ASA classes, but my wife isn't willing to commit the time to get into cruising keel boats (I dream Caribbean). I kind of left with the void of wanting to sail. My local body of water is an inland lake, that can be very dead wind wise; I'm thinking my sailing...
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