The RS Aero is a good choice though I admit I felt bad for suggesting the Rocket since the OP seemed to want to decide between a Laser and MC. The only thing holding the Aero back is price as it's close to twice the price of that new Rocket.
I think that I'd go with a Laser since it's about a third of the weight of an MC. Either that or I'd buy one of those new Fulcrum Rockets. Heck, there's even somebody selling one near you and it's brand new at a discount.
Are you trying to foil on the UFO on a lake in NH? If so, that could be part of the frustration. I have a UFO (there are three here actually) and we have fun foiling but it's not consistent due to the shifty lake winds. I'm thinking about sending the UFO to Cape Cod where we get some great wind.
I copied and pasted what you wrote and sent it to the rest of our Board and the Executive Director. I then bumped into one of the other Board members, co-chair of the Junior program as a matter of fact, and talked through it. She hadn't read what you wrote yet so didn't realize that it could be...
@RobbieB this is great. We've done a bunch of outreach to schools but this is next level. Taking boats to them and showing them the boats, as part of an opportunity to learn, and then leaving behind flyers is excellent.
We focus on our area, building sailing in our backyard, just like you're...
I think it's a Banshee or something like that. I think that's the kind of boat @Gouvernail wanted to build better as the hull shape was excellent but construction was garbage
edit: missed SteamFlyer identifying it as a Sidewinder
No, amazingly enough it was just the metal post that the mast sits on. It sheared off. I mentioned to him that he might consider drilling out the old piece, threading in a new stainless bolt, cutting off the head and rounding the leftover post. That would be option b though as he was hoping for...
I saw Harry Melges' Bieker (and Ripley's) in Miami two weeks ago. Very cool looking boats until the king post step broke leaving Ripley out in the bay. Harry had to grab a ride out to collect Ripley and the parts.
Well...Fulcrum did consider it. For one thing, it offers volume. It keeps your staff employed and the lights on even if your heart lies somewhere else. Now Zim has the ball just down the road a little.
We didn't have to go through anything, as I said, it was a previous customer who endured that, they wouldn't sell us any LP product as a result of that order so we bought 15 Zim Prams instead and they were delivered on time with one small part missing that was easily resolved.