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    Measurers don't spot everything. Different measurers focus on different things and we are also reliant on volunteers who aren't very...
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    AlanD replied to the thread Main sheet length.
    Going upwind there is about 4m of mainsheet in use. Even with a 12m mainsheet, there is still 8m of mainsheet floating around in the...
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    AlanD liked LaLi's post in the thread Main sheet length.
    If it's a tangled mess with 15.5 m then it's likely a tangled mess with the standard length. 15 % more rope does make a difference in...
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    AlanD replied to the thread Main sheet length.
    51 feet (15.5m) as it allows me let the boom fully forward in extreme conditions.
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    ...just one comment on training sails - I think its important to train with good equipment - year 3 sail is fine but I personally would...
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    My experience is with the standard rig - with both the mk1 and new mk2 sails my general policy for many years was to buy one new sail a...
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    AlanD replied to the thread Water in mast.
    A sponge taped to the end of an old batten does the same trick if you're really want to be pedantic. Personally I just use the bottom...
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    In case you were wondering. The attached picture shows the top 6 boats from a fairly tight 11 boat fleet at an inland lake regatta in...
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    AlanD replied to the thread Boat supply Open Letter.
    You do realise that the Europe Dinghy is the old European Moth, before the class was merged with amended rules to form the International...
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    AlanD replied to the thread Boat supply Open Letter.
    Moths, Mirrors, and a host of other domestic classes were affordable before the Laser arrived on the scene. They were the mainstay of...
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    AlanD replied to the thread Boat supply Open Letter.
    Just remember that the ILCA openly resisted for about 15-20 years becoming an Olympic Class because traditionally becoming an Olympic...
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    AlanD replied to the thread Boat supply Open Letter.
    May be in Europe, but I think in Australia and New Zealand (I suspect North America also) it would be beneficial. Club sailing and...
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    I don't believe that the end of the Olympics for the laser will mean the end of the class.
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    AlanD replied to the thread Fold or roll my sail.
    I wrap around a tube, with the tack end with an extra half to full wrap (depends on the diameter of the tube) to begin with, this...
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    Agreed LaLi LP has and is holding the Laser world to ransom and doesn't want its monopoly broken.
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