Discussion in 'Laser Class Politics' started by apreece, Jun 4, 2004.
Are wooden dragger boards and rudders illegal????????
One would think they'd be 'grandfathered' in, after all the dimensions would be exactly the same.
You aren't allowed to use them if they didn't come with your boat. If you have an old boat that came with them, they are legal for use on that boat - you can not get an old boat with wood blades and then transfer the blades to a new hull.
Yes Dave is right. I still have the original wood rudder that came with my 1979 laser. It is legal to use wood foils if and only if they came with your boat. If you have wooden blades its a bonus. If you take good care of them, they're supposed to be faster than glass ones.
one of my friends told me that wood boards are slower.
are they slower or faster??
Why is that?
A guy at my club's got a wooden rudder, i noticed it looked a little different than mine... I put my rudder next to it, and the wooden one was longer and slightly thinner than mine.
so wooden blades are better?
well i guess they would float better
i have heard that if they were to change the position of the bolt for the rudder, it would make the boat waaaaaaaaaaay better, is this true?
If the rudder had less rake it would be more efficient but have less feel. The rudder is fine as an aid to steer the boat provided you heel the boat first. The rudder is not big enough to over come a poorly sailed boat.
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