Hehe, nothing against fixing up an old Laser, have done it myself. There is an old 26xxx boat at our club we call Frankenlaser. I must post a pic of it here one day as you would not believe what you see. There are ports cut everywhere, there are even bungholes in the deck (!?) and I'm sure its held together by nothing other than silicone. The foils look like they were washed up on a rocky coast. Yet this boat is always at the front of our fleet. Old Lasers never die. I do race a Laser, but for fun I sail my 16' GIS (Goat Island Skiff, see my avatar). The Laser is much too slow and too much hard work to be serious fun.