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    MK2 Standard sail - Class Legal, Class Compliant or Training Sail

    It would be interesting to compare the tolerances on the class legal and class compliant sail to see if this could explain the cost differential.
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    MK2 Standard sail - Class Legal, Class Compliant or Training Sail

    My local laser approved UK supplier is offering three variants of the MK2 sail - you can see them here - Laser Sails & Rigs - Laser Standard Radial 4.7 Boats and Spares - Class Spares - Single Handed - Class Spares - Shop by Boat | Dinghy Sailing at sailboats.co.uk Interesting, $120 extra for...
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    Do spars deteriorate?

    I may just have been unfortunate but I broke a top section and my local chandler only had a replica parts in stock so I bought one so I could sail the next weekend. It was a disaster, the boat would not point and I could not keep up with the sailors I usually race with. When I checked, the spar...
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    Here's a great one from Laser Performance!

    I bought my latest boat from LP UK in Feb 17 and everything was fine. It's actually the best package they have ever supplied and I have had loads of new Lasers, my first new Laser was 160888. The best bit was the tiller. Previously I have always used the flat tiller the supplier can stand on...
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    New Traveller Cleat Approved?

    No I'm afraid the new cleat will not make Wavedancer faster but it will stop me being slower when the elastic jumps off the cleat and jams the traveller like the left-hand picture.
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    New Traveller Cleat Approved?

    Thank you LaLi, I missed this but great news and will be fitting them for the weekend.
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    New Traveller Cleat Approved?

    Are these links correct about the new traveller cleat as nothing on the ILCA site yet. If it is true it seems like a step in the right direction and I will buy two tomorrow. New Style Traveller Clamcleat<sup>®</sup> You need to login for this one. Security Check Required
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    Centreboard Friction Pad - New or Old Design?

    Latest from the UK supplier on the new style brakes I ordered some time ago. We have been advised that the friction pads will not be available for the foreseeable future. We will cancel your order unless advised. No payment has been taken. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. Regards sales
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    Centreboard Friction Pad - New or Old Design?

    I took a walk around the dinghy park yesterday when we had 18 boats on the water. Most of the new boats have the old style brake and the centreboards are OK. Boats with the old style foils and the new brakes are OK, just wear on the paint where the pad grips the board. I found the in the boat...
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    Did he, or didn't he? World Cup Laser medal race

    Good comments by LaLi - I came to the same conclusion.
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    Need to tighten rudder bolt

    Best illustrated with a photograph and a diagram. I must have been sailing Lasers too long as I had all the parts in my tool box. As you can see the steel washer on the bolt of the old fitting is the same size as the hole in the stock and the pressure from the bolt is transferred to the stock...
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    Centreboard Friction Pad - New or Old Design?

    I thought I would look at this more closely so I checked the pad on another boat and cut one of the pads in half. The second pad has worn in the same way, right through to the hard plastic. In the image you can see the dissected pad in between the two cases. The blue area is where the rubber has...
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    Need to tighten rudder bolt

    Just checking to see if you have the large mega bolt or the old style bolt which is thinner and included a plastic insert to secure the blade. The smaller bolts were always working loose but no problems with the larger mega bolt. The first image shows the old style fitting which is often in...
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    Centreboard Friction Pad - New or Old Design?

    I have taken the new style friction pad off and although it looked good from above the soft rubber has worn through to the hard plastic on the underside. The soft rubber is only a few mm thick on the underside and has worn through quite quickly. My best guess is the damage shown on the trailing...
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    Centreboard Friction Pad - New or Old Design?

    Which type of pad do sailors feel is best? I ask because I think the new style pad may have stressed the board on my old 200000 boat and I had to repair board at the point where the pad sits when the board is fully down. The board is the new glass type. My new boat has come out of the factory...
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