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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sam.Spoons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Jan 20 at 10:21pm
I had a mk1 'nova and didn't get on with it, main issues were the stupid single toestrap, the tiny rudder and the difficult to read fully battened sail. To me it was just a Laser in a party frock but YMMV. 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote zeon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Jan 20 at 12:27am
I have have also owned a mk 1 nova . Itís a lovely boat , much better than a laser but I didnít like the fully battened sail and my knees didnít like all the kneeling lol 😂😂😀

Am still toying with the thought of a d zero 😀



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Originally posted by 423zero

I am hoping to sail my Mirror tomorrow, with the Jib,I will not comply and move mast into single handed position, sorry if this is strange, but I am going to do it anyway.

I do that in mine when I fancy a giggle...I even put the spinnaker up too.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rupert Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Jan 20 at 8:28am
The Mirror is a nice cruising boat singlehanded or with toddlers without the jib, but for racing or more fun the jib makes a big difference to upwind performance. Adding the spinnaker (and elastic on the tiller so you can let go) makes a slow boat lots of fun.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Jan 20 at 10:08am
Does the Heron have a single hander mast position ?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sam.Spoons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Jan 20 at 12:38pm
Not as far as I know, certainly didn't when I sailed one but the jib is pretty small and should not tax a competent sailor too much. I see they now sport a sym kite which might be a bit much for the casual sailor but see Rupert's post above.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Noah Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Jan 20 at 2:36pm
I sailed my Lark s/h at Frensham years ago - in the light, obvs (I was <80Kg then). Even with the kite. Hoisting was one thing, gybing and dropping quite another. It didn't go to plan.
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