Discussion in 'Laser Talk' started by Voodoo 158546, Feb 3, 2014.
You should celebrate with some of this:
AHA ! Wicked !
Blackened...just so right...
Gonna go slot some chickens, spit some rum & chew on a cigar..
Your photographic efforts are much appreciated. Really like the one with your daughter in the background hoiken' on the main sheet.
Maybe I'll have to have someone make me an all Lime Green sail. Just to be different. Just to tweak people. Problem is, you already took the coolest color.
Really nice, Voodoo. At some point, have someone take some on-the-water pics of you sailing her with other boats around. I'd like to see that.
I'm not meaning to be a poser here or showing off/flash tosser, I'm hoping to merely show that even a 20 year old (almost ) scratched up outdated boat, given love time effort and a few quid can not just look great but is structurally solid.
Was it you who came up with the idea for a black sail and asked Sail Medic if they could do it or was it something you found them selling? They are now listing them on ebay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Quality-S...UK_Sporting_Goods_Sailing&hash=item27dec6e967 at £180 (GBP).
Let us know how you find the quality after a few times on the water. Thats not a bad price. Some others like rooster and l think the intensity one work out cheaper but one else seems to offer the colour option plus numbers and fitting. If the black Medic sail sells you may have just started a new trend.
I like some of the art designs that have been created on laser sails of later. I hear the class rules maybe changing regarding where you can put sponsors on the sail ( l believe banning on the sail window). http://www.rya.org.uk/newsevents/news/Pages/ArtonLasersaildrawsacrowdattheRYADinghyShow.aspx
I called a few lofts, one quoted outrageous numbers another got funny and pompous about a one design class infringement, another was way (too) cheaper but gave me a six week wait ( guess they were going to order one from Far East supplier and charge me a ransome )...
Tom gave me a reasonable quote and I knew it was gonna be made here & properly.
These e- bay ones are 60% less than mines though !
Of course I'll let you all know how it sails, when I eventually get back to the club !
I love that last pic above, ^^ they should've done the spars and foils aswell though.
I heard today that Hyde cut their sails ten at a time.
Stack up ten bits of cloth and laser cut 'em !
Might explain the slight variations we experience if it's true and it relies on the person piling up the stack.
Uk Laser sailor - I'd rather retain the individualism than be a trendsetter mate ! Tbh I'd be a bit gutted if black sails started appearing all over the place. I'm gonna tell everyone there's nothing but issues Lolz.
mimicry is the highest form of flattery
I am subsceptical to a bit of flattery as it goes....
Just so long as the world remembers where it began
They do laser cut the cloth though (so i am told) so as long as it is all flat the panels should be the same size....now the stiching and gluing is another matter...
Did you speak to Ian Morgan about your sail Voodoo? I am sure he would have done you a good deal....
Ian Morgan ? No, he local to you you Paul ?
No mate but he does make a quality sail and at a good price and he is a nice guy (he hangs round here too on occasion). He did me a sail about 18 months ago now, it looks very nice and does perform well. Might be worth bearing in mind should you want another coloured sail ;-).
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