painting the hull?

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  1. DFlather

    DFlather New Member

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    I was fortunate to pick up a remarkably well preserved L2. I'd like to paint the bottom, not because it's chewed up, but because I'd like it to better match the top. Planning to use Rustoleum Marine Finish - Oyster White.

    Question: Is it safe to unscrew and remove the black rudder holders, or will I lose the inside nuts forevermore?

    Thanks all.
    Doug
     
  2. LaLi

    LaLi Active Member

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  3. DFlather

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    On the rudder there are two down facing "pins" that fit or seat in what I'm calling holders attached to the stern. I believe you're correct that gudgeon is the correct term. Mine are black.
    I think my boat is a late 70's model. This appears to be stamped on the back of the boat: ZFS 02469M8 IJ or 1J -- last two letters are faint, very hard to read.

    Thanks much for the great advice.
     
  4. DFlather

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    photo...
     

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  5. LaLi

    LaLi Active Member

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    Sail number 2469, built in 1981 by Performance Sailcraft in Montreal. The M or J in the code tells the building month, but I'm not totally sure how. I'm betting on May in this case.

    Thanks for the picture, I didn't know that early Laser 2s had the same rudder fittings as the Laser.
     
  6. DFlather

    DFlather New Member

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    Wow. Thanks! I feel like I just completed an AncestryDNA test.
    We now have a Canadian in the family now.
     
  7. torrid

    torrid Just sailing

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    Interchangeable parts FTW.
     

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