minimum weight for laser

Discussion in 'Laser Class Politics' started by vamoose, May 8, 2007.

  1. vamoose

    vamoose New Member

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    Hello All
    I am looking to purchase a used Laser but cannot find what the minimum weight should be. What is the minimum weight per class rules.
    Thanks
    David
     
  2. Wavedancer

    Wavedancer Upside down? Staff Member

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    I am pretty sure that no minimum weight is specified. But class rules don't allow you to 'shave off', say 10 lbs.
    PS: you may get a better answer once you move this question to the proper section within the forum
     
  3. vamoose

    vamoose New Member

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    Thanks for the reply. I will post the question in the proper section.
     
  4. sk8ingsailor

    sk8ingsailor Member

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    no really legal weight but here are some Ideal weights




    4.7: 120-130 in 10 kts

    Radial: 160-170 in 10 kts

    Full: 195-220 in 10 kts
     
  5. Merrily

    Merrily Administrator Staff Member

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    Doesn't he mean the weight of the boat?
     
  6. 49208

    49208 Tentmaker

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  7. sk8ingsailor

    sk8ingsailor Member

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    Oh wow. I feel like an idiot.:confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:
     
  8. Ross B

    Ross B Guest

    "All Hail SA!!!!!!"

    word son, word

    (that is if we are talking about Sailing Anarchy)
     
  9. Merrily

    Merrily Administrator Staff Member

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    Please stop with the off topic posts.
     
  10. Ross B

    Ross B Guest

    be easy.....
     
  11. gouvernail

    gouvernail Active Member

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    There is no minimum weight. The weight is the weight as supplied by the manufacturer. All Lasers weigh exactly the same amount and are made from the exact same materials. The sails are all the same and the masts and booms are all the same. The fittings from the manufacturer are all exactly alike.

    The only difference is you. Yes ! You the sailor are the only difference on the carefully constructed, 100% quality controlled Laser.



    OH yes. If ALCOA is successful in its attempt to purchase ALCAN and reunite just a few years after the US government spent over $42,000,000 in legal fees accomplishing the break up of that former monopoly, will the Laser masts once again be supplied with the alloy used when ALCAN was the aluminum supplier?

    Will that alloy be exatly the same as the one we have been using for the last few years or exactly the same as the old alloy which must be the same as the original alloy.

    Now I am confused and must go sleep.
     
  12. bel120343

    bel120343 New Member

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    Funny actualy, lasers al all the same? After a few years racing i dont believe this anymore. All the topsailors in Europe sail a Laser from the australian factory, i dont thing its because they are cheaper. I have an australian top section, and it is diferent then the ones from great britain, much stiffer and harder to break. So all lasers the same? I even think there is a big difference between the USA lasers and the GBR lasers, besides the colour.
     
  13. vamoose

    vamoose New Member

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    Thanks for all the help. The reason I am asking for a minimum weight, I am looking at used boats and do not want to buy one that is water logged. I have seen another thread that states the weight should be around 130lbs is this correct?
    Thanks again
    David
     
  14. 49208

    49208 Tentmaker

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    As the provided links above stated, yes.

    Between 130-135 is the norm.

    Above that can be ok, if you can determine the inside is wet (since you can dry it out and it will lose weight)
     
  15. madyottie

    madyottie Apprentice

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    The Laser website has the hull weight listed at 59kg's. sorry, I was born after metric was invented!
     
  16. sorosz

    sorosz Member

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    1 kilograms = 2.20462262 pounds

    Thanks Google! That's about 130.07273 pounds! ;-)
     
  17. Ross B

    Ross B Guest

    and yet you couldn't go to Google and look up a Converter?

    back to Kindergarten with you!
     
  18. madyottie

    madyottie Apprentice

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    Cheeky bugga! ;)
    I never said I was motivated to check! pounds are just SOOOOO last millennium :p
     
  19. LaserBen

    LaserBen New Member

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    Yes, but, when there is a major int championship the boats are supplied by the organisers, so buying an aussie hull isn't going to help you.
     

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