Please forward any comments you may have for a future owner. I'm considering FS or wet boats like the Laser. Here are a few specific questions to get things started:
1) Dry Sail or not? Is there a substantial benefit to dry sailing the Scot? Our Red Cross Sunfish fleet is dry sailed and the hulls still take on a lot of water. Does this happen in the FS, too?
2) Trailering. It has been said that you can tow a FS with most family sedans. What are they neglecting to mention? One owner I spoke with mentioned he had difficulty seeing around the boat without mirror extensions. (I own a Honda Civic Hybrid which is not up to the task of towing, so I would need to buy a vehicle for this purpose.)
3) Local conditions. Is there anyone who uses their Scot on Lake Pepin (upper Mississippi)? How does it do in those light wind days. Do you use an outboard? Are any of the marina's on Pepin navigable without a motor?
4) Racing rigged vs. cruising. I want a fast boat. Obviously the race rigged boat is going to be tuned for speed -- how substantial a benefit are we talking about? And, I may race it, but there seems to be very little racing on Pepin. (The Lake City fleet is small and mostly J-30s.) My main concern is I want to rock the worldview of any powerboaters I bring on board that may think my rig is "just a sailboat."