D11: New GRP Expoxy Laser Rudders and Daggerboards Have hit Store Shelves

Discussion in 'Laser News Desk' started by TLF, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. TLF

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    APS is starting to get stock of the new GRP Expoxy Rudders and Daggerboards.* From their blog: Laser Sailors in the US have long awaited the arrival of the GRP Laser blades, and they are finally here! In August 2010, APS did a write-up First Look on the new Laser Blades (Daggerboards and Rudders) — [...]

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  2. Rob B

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    Gee Christ those things are expensive! Hope they are heaps better! If a new boat is $ 5600.00 and the blades run nearly $1000.00, (w/full rudder assem) the blades alone represent nearly 18% the total cost of the boat.

    If we get a new sail design that comes in at, (I'm expecting) around $ 700.00 and the new blocks run a couple of hundered might as well just buy a whole new boat than spend money updating an older one, (if you're intent is to be a competitive district level competitor). Maybe that's the intent behind the parts price structure?
     

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