2000 Km Laser 2 Sailing Adventure

Discussion in 'Laser Talk' started by andyatos, Mar 26, 2017.

  1. andyatos

    andyatos Active Member

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  2. torrid

    torrid Just sailing

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    That's not standard traveler rigging for a Laser 2, is it?
     
  3. LaLi

    LaLi Active Member

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    No, but pretty close. The guy probably copied it wrong from a picture. It's not really adjustable, and the hook and shackle are useless.
     
  4. douglasflather

    douglasflather New Member

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    What's the advantage of forcing the traveler to stay in the middle -- instead of traveling back and forth?

    Mad respect though to that guy. That's a reeaaalllyyy long trip.
     
  5. LaLi

    LaLi Active Member

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    The basic upwind setting of the boom on a sloop is on or close to the centreline. You only want to let the boom out to depower, which in a high-performance dinghy like the Laser 2 is easier to do with the mainsheet, while using the vang to keep the boom level.
     

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