Are wooden rudders and dagger boards illegal???????

Discussion in 'Laser Class Politics' started by apreece, Jun 4, 2004.

  1. apreece

    apreece New Member

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    Are wooden dragger boards and rudders illegal????????
     
  2. hoipolloi

    hoipolloi Member

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    One would think they'd be 'grandfathered' in, after all the dimensions would be exactly the same.
    Aren't they?
     
  3. Dave Kirkpatrick

    Dave Kirkpatrick New Member

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    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.
    DK
     
  4. obrient

    obrient New Member

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    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.
     
  5. apreece

    apreece New Member

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    one of my friends told me that wood boards are slower.

    are they slower or faster??
     
  6. drLaser

    drLaser Member

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    Better lift!

    SG
     
  7. hoipolloi

    hoipolloi Member

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    Why is that?
     
  8. JacksonAUS

    JacksonAUS New Member

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    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.
     
  9. apreece

    apreece New Member

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    so wooden blades are better?
     
  10. Murphs

    Murphs New Member

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    well i guess they would float better
     
  11. yachtie2k4

    yachtie2k4 New Member

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    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?
     
  12. Darryn

    Darryn New Member

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    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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