You can probably pick up a used Laser for the season and buy a sail for less than $3000 and make it through the winter. You'll be able to sell the whole kit to someone else without losing anything when you want to move on. It's a boat, not a life decision.
Dealers aren't supposed to be shipping them yet, but, I guess they are.
Got our first North order last week, identical sized Hyde order arriving this week. (and no, that's not me)
So North and Hyde are making the Mark-2 sails, and so I'm expecting the arbitrary Hyde price bump, then. Or if you order a Mark-2 sail, you'll just get a North or Hyde depending on what is on the shelf, and who is pulling the order?
Dry storage, too? I might need to make my way over.
My club, The Mystic Knights of the Sea, has 353 slips, all for sailboats only, and 25 guest slips. Two tennis courts and a putting green. Olympic size pool with diving boards (high and low). We also have trap and skeet shooting for days when there is no wind. Oh, the wind, mostly 2-3 knots, any higher and we reef, sometime a double reef.
Yearly dues are $12,000, slip fees $35 a foot. Drinks are optional, but beers are $1.50 for Brew 102 and Coronas (that's a Mexican beer that you could by for $2.00 a case in the 60s, but it was beer mostly consumed by the poorer folks in Mexico, but now all the beautiful people drink it here in the US, marketing I think they call it).
We have a gym with trainers, a running track, polo field (you provide the horses), and a large patio for playing Mexican Trains, bridge, or chess.
That's about it...but the waiting list to join is about 25 years.
Other than the polo field sorta sounds like Cal YC.
Not quite. The diving boards were taken out about 15 years ago. Interfered with the aqua-aerobics.