How can you tell if its a laser or laser II

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  1. David Melin

    David Melin New Member

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    I have been looking at used Lasers. One being advertised is a Laser, however it has a main and a jib. I thought only the Laser II had two sails. The boat was built in 1988 but the Laser II was discontinued in 1987. I hav teh hull number which is :

    serial/HIN ZID0456L889 and t sail number is 52i64

    Anyone know?

    Thank you
     
  2. torrid

    torrid Just sailing

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    Main and jib is a Laser II. I'm pretty sure the Laser II was built long after 1987.
     
  3. LaLi

    LaLi Active Member

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    No it wasn't. Boats were still built in the 2000s, and I understand the final decision to quit came with the founding of LaserPerformance in 2008.
    The serial number makes no sense either for a Laser or a Laser 2, and the sail number doesn't match it in any way. Check them again. Or could you post a link to the original ad?
     
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  4. Rob Hair

    Rob Hair Member

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    Perhaps it's neither a Laser or Laser II and was erroneously described as such, either mistakenly or intentionally.
     
  5. LaLi

    LaLi Active Member

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    It's actually pretty close, both ways. It's something built by Performance Sailcraft Canada in July, 1988. For instance, if the numbers are actually ZID7456L889/5264, it could be Laser 2 number 7456 with a mainsail from a boat built a few years earlier. Anyway, a Laser 2 would explain the jib talk.
     
  6. DFlather

    DFlather New Member

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    Does the mast have a spreader bar?
     
  7. David Melin

    David Melin New Member

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    Yes it does
     
  8. douglasflather

    douglasflather New Member

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    I've been restoring a mid 80s L2 this winter. Sounds like you're looking at one. Have you compared to the various rigging guides online? It might help. Or, upload a pic for us
     
  9. LaLi

    LaLi Active Member

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    Pictures or it doesn't.

    Seriously, if you really have visual information of something like this, then PLEASE post at least links. It would make it MUCH easier for us to help you.
     
  10. Jane MacLennan

    Jane MacLennan New Member

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    Looking for a replacement laser II mast for our 1997-8 laser II. Ours was damaged. Ideas where to find one? We are north of Toronto in Canada. Serial number is SL110238D696.
     
  11. LaLi

    LaLi Active Member

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