No sail number

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  1. hannah woodfin

    hannah woodfin New Member

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    I bought a boat on Saturday. The only problem being was the sail didn't have a number on lol which I thought was weird. I asked him why and he said

    Why ..... should lasers have numbers on ...... I never knew.

    So now I'm wondering
    What do I do now
    How do I get the sail numbers
     
  2. Wavedancer

    Wavedancer Upside down? Staff Member

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    The code on the stern can be translated to a sail number. But in reality, few people care unless you go to a really serious event.
     
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  3. hannah woodfin

    hannah woodfin New Member

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    The club I'm a member of want it for races. My last 4 digits are 3200 so I'm thinking now that might be the sail number? Where can I apply or buy them from the sail numbers do you know
     
  4. Wavedancer

    Wavedancer Upside down? Staff Member

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    Unless your boat is very old, the true sail number probably has five or six digits. But you can use 3200 unless someone else at your club already has that number (highly unlikely).
    One can buy sail numbers from APS and other dinghy supply shops.
    PS: Be sure they are the legal size and attach them properly.
     
  5. LaLi

    LaLi Active Member

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    As it looks like it's a Laser Bahia you have, none of the information on the Laser (the singlehander) is relevant. The Bahias don't necessarily have sail numbers, as they're not intended primarily for racing. If there is a hull number, that of course could be used as a sail number as well. There's no class association to ask, but you could always contact the builder: Contact LaserPerformance

    Once you know what number you're going to use, you can get them from your local sailmaker. When applying them on the sail, ask for help from someone in your club who's experienced in this; both the positioning and attaching are trickier than you might think.
     
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