Hi All, I appreciate that the purists believe the laser to be perfect and any perceived flaw is not a really a flaw but merely a delightful quirk that can be overcome through the proper application of technique and practice allowing a single minded adherence to the class rules with all those that disagree being smelly, incompetent cheaters. If this is you, your opinion it has been duly noted so please feel free to sneer derisively and find another post. For anybody left, and purely as a matter of curiosity you understand, has anybody made any modifications to their laser hull/spars/sails/rigging etc with the sole purpose of making it faster and/or easier to sail? The more class illegal the better J That said let’s stick to what has actually been done (and ideally photographed) and stop short of any mod that the means the finished boat requires a power source other than the wind. Let the discussion commence…..