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    Repairing Soft Cockpit Floor

    Thanks Lali. I'll give that method a try. Any advice on what size the holes should be? I'm thinking no more than 3/16", probably 1/8". This boat is like-new otherwise and I'm just shocked at how quickly the floor went from stiff to soft in one day of regatta racing with zero abuse.
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    Repairing Soft Cockpit Floor

    I have a mid-1990s Laser with a factory defect in the foam core's adhesion to the fiberglass floor in the front left corner of the cockpit. This boat has been stored indoors and dry its whole life and never has been sailed hard, or extensively; it must be a manufacturing defect. The ~6"x~10"...
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    Excellent Condition Laser #151722 For Sale

    Laser sail no. 151722 for sale: $2800 Entire boat and package was revamped and updated three years ago. This boat has seen little racing since it was built by Vanguard in 1994 and remains competitive against brand new boats. Since refit, this boat has been sailed less than 5 times. Hull...
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    Mast step donut question - 1978 Laser

    Not saying this is the best way, but what I did was chip out the old donut, clean the crevice between the tube and pocket, and inject thickened epoxy in there after roughing and recleaning the surface. After the epoxy cured, I roughed up the tube and wrapped fiberglass tape impregnated with...
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    Race-Ready Laser Wanted

    Thanks, but both of these boats are outside my price range.
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    Fastest way to sail downwind on flat water

    When in planing conditions, something you can do to save drag is slide back and pump the sail as a gust hits. Then, once the bow is out and the boat is stable and planing, slide a little bit further forward. This allows the boat to continue planing without dragging the transom as deeply in the...
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    Do spars deteriorate?

    Understandable dilemma, but I don't think the addition of a stamp to gear would be difficult, expensive, or politically controversial. This is only improving transparency of the class, however, this is just IM(unqualified)HO.
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    Do spars deteriorate?

    @AlanD I'd just like to point out that numerous Laser Class official items are marked with stickers only. In my experience, most of the time a sticker and stamp are present, but I have seen new Lasers with spars only marked with stickers. Not trying to spark a fire here, but I think all Laser...
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    Race-Ready Laser Wanted

    Wanted: Laser that could be taken to big events. Solid hull, no soft spots anywhere, no hull damage, decent blades, decent sail, dolly, standard rig and new rigging. Would be nice if it came w/ covers and a carbon tiller/extension as well.
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    Laser 151722- Price Dropped to $2800

    Boat still available! Contact above email address for additional info.
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    Laser 151722- Price Dropped to $2800

    Yes, it is still available.
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    Laser 151722- Price Dropped to $2800

    Laser sail no. 151722 for sale: $2800 Entire boat and package was revamped and updated three years ago. This boat has seen little racing since it was built by Vanguard in 1994 and remains competitive against brand new boats. Since refit, this boat has been sailed less than 5 times. Hull...
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    Laser 151722- Price Dropped to $2800

    Laser sail no. 151722 for sale: $2800 Entire boat and package was revamped and updated three years ago. This boat has seen little racing since it was built by Vanguard in 1994 and remains competitive against brand new boats. Since refit, this boat has been sailed less than 5 times. Hull...
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