Hi, Just bought my daughter Laser Hull #3018 for Christmas. Mahogany blades & Elvstrom sail - I think it is 1973. Looking to restore her so she can use the boat for Jr. 4.7 racing. Her next regatta will be Jan 8th at Richmond YC Mid-winters. Lots of great info on this site to help us get it into better condition. We are in the SF Bay Area. I sail a Lido 14 with the Fremont Sailing Club quite actively. I had a Laser in college and a few years after ~ 1982-1989 in Washington DC. My daughter began crewing with me at 4, got her first El Toro at 7, and this Fall at age 11 began intro to Laser class. Now she says the El Toro is Way Too Slow! and she wants a Laser - what's a sailing dad to do? The thread http://www.laserforum.org/showthread.php?t=2442 is incredibly inspirational as it is right on topic for us AND we know Chris because my daughter sails with SYC/PYSF. I've tried adding messages to other threads but keep gettin the error message: vBulletin Message Could not find phrase 'thread_replytime_expired'. Then my carefully crafted message is gone. Why does this happen? Anyway thanks for hosting this forum and helping out in sharing great advice.