Laser (full rig) vs Radial

Discussion in 'Laser Talk' started by mr mayor, Nov 12, 2016.

  1. mr mayor

    mr mayor New Member

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    Hi guys,
    Just wondering what makes a Laser Radial different than a Standard. I know the sail size is smaller but is that the only difference? I mean, if i had a standard would i just have to switch out the sails and whammo!? I guess i could look it up but i'm too lazy i guess.
  2. Wavedancer

    Wavedancer Upside down? Staff Member

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    You also need a Radial bottom mast (which is shorter). Other than that (and the sail), it's all the same.
  3. LaLi

    LaLi Active Member

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    If you have an original design Standard sail, then even the battens are the same. The Mark II Standard has different battens which you can't put in a Radial sail.

    All of the above applies to the 4.7 rig as well, except you need a longer outhaul line for the 4.7 as the foot is 260 mm shorter.

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