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    Rigging 101... outhaul?

    Thanks Torrid... I think "purchase" means leverage, right? If so that's correct, the line just goes thru the block directly to the cleat and thus has a lot of force on it. I follow what you mean about re-routing the line, and that would halve the force on the block. I assume I can get a...
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    Rigging 101... outhaul?

    Hi - Got a basic question on rigging an outhaul from a novice recreational sailor. I have my in-laws Laser from probably the late '70's and have enjoyed sailing it at a lake in NorCal, purely recreational with no desire to race. I'm a decent sailor but know little about the subtleties of how...
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    Leaking drain hole question

    Ugh - I was afraid of that! Sounds like it's not that difficult to do once one gets to it though. Thanks for your prompt reply and wish me luck!
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    Leaking drain hole question

    Hi Guys - I'm a Laser repair novice - I was taking on water in my hull and was searching for the leak by pressurizing the hull slightly (I thought...) with the exhaust of a vaccum cleaner. As I found the leak (at the drain hold) there was a sudden bang and the black plastic fitting broke off and...
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