Laser: sail number year of construction

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  1. Leon

    Leon New Member

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    I have an old laser (52816 as sail number). How can I identify the year of cnstruction?
    Is there a table to associate sail number to the year of construction?
    Thanks for you help,
    Leo
     
  2. Merrily

    Merrily Administrator Staff Member

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    These websites calculate the year of your boat as 1978. I found them from another thread with the "search" feature of TLF.

    http://www.lasersailing.com/boat-in...454c07406eae78e

    or http://tinyurl.com/4sj8s

    Enjoy!

    Merrily
     
  3. emma siewers

    emma siewers New Member

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    i have got the same problem but this sites are not open anymore is there an other site i can visit?
    thanks
    Emma
     
  4. LaLi

    LaLi Active Member

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  5. torrid

    torrid Just sailing

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    This comes up frequently, and I saved this from a previous discussion. I'm not sure who compiled the data.

    Laser Boat Age

    YEAR SAIL NUMBER
    1977 35265 - 42273
    1978 42274 - 56277
    1979 56278 -72998
    1980 72999 - 86490
    1981 86491- 93254
    1982 93255 -104928
    1983 104929 -112845
    1984 112846 -118022
    1985 118023 -123688
    1986 123689 -128595
    1987 128596 -132231
    1988 132232 -136322
    1989 136323 -139659
    1990 139660 -142789
    1991 142790 -145705
    1992 145706 -148322
    1993 148323 -152360
    1994 152361-155822
    1995 155823 -158264
    1996 158265 -161382
    1997 161383 -164398
    1998 164399 -166270
    1999 166271 -168874
    2000 168875 - 171536
    2001 171537 - 173950
    2002 173950 - 176694
    2003 176695 - 179554
    2004 179555 - 182213
    2005 182214 - 185370
    2006 185371 - 188573
    2007 188575 -
     
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  6. LaLi

    LaLi Active Member

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    That's the same list... and it's been copied a lot, I just found it even on a Hong Kong club's site.

    I think I have seen one with pre-1977 and post-2007 numbers, though. Will post a link if/when found.
     
  7. deadrock

    deadrock New Member

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    Bought my first Laser in the UK in October 1977 with the number 52494. Laser numbers were issued in blocks to each manufacturer world-wide to ensure that the boat-numbers in one region were not substantially out of kilter with the other regions. Your boat is likely to be late 1977 - early 1978.
     
  8. deadrock

    deadrock New Member

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    . . . if you are looking for hull construction, I suggest you look at the transom.

    Not on boats that old!
     
  9. LaLi

    LaLi Active Member

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  10. torrid

    torrid Just sailing

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    Couldn't resist making a couple of graphs.

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  11. Wavedancer

    Wavedancer Upside down? Staff Member

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    Nice!
    Now I wonder how many by LP and how many by PSA (as of now/2016).
    A wild guess would be 4:1?
     
  12. LaLi

    LaLi Active Member

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    Taking the total numbers from the ILCA yearbook and applying the longtime global trend from torrid's first graph regionally, one gets these, I think realistic figures:

    PSJ: 3 %, max.
    PSA: 10 %, max.
    LP: the rest.

    If anyone knows any real numbers, let's hear them. But I'd be surprised if PSA built significantly more than 200 boats a year.
     

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