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    Carbon Spar/s

    We have enough problems with what appears to be routine breaking of Aluminun top sections. Maybe the Aussie manufacturer doesnt have the skill and technology to do the carbon fibre rigs. If there is the option for lighter sailors to be competive over a wider wind range I say go for it! The...
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    Osmosis in a new Laser?

    So we have heard here in this forum, 1/ How the Laser is built equally around the world and is unique in this respect. 2/ Osmosis is not a problem with USA built boats. 3/ USA manufactures give a 2 yr warranty. 4/ Australian manufactures 1 month. If the boat has been chartered for 3 weeks by the...
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    Carbon Spar/s

    I am 100% for carbon fibre rigs, Race results should not be influenced by the weight of the sailor. Skill of the sailor is whats it is about!
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    Osmosis in a new Laser?

    I would like to know who the Australian manufacturer is building the laser under licence to, and is there any durability statement internationally made! Or you get given whatever you get!
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    Osmosis in a new Laser?

    We tried to take the dealer who we brought the boat from to the smalls claim court to settle this dispute. The case was dissmissed because the dealer did not act neglegent, he did not know he was selling a faulty boat. Our only option is to sue the manufacture in the district court with lawyers...
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    Osmosis in a new Laser?

    Found another new laser covered in blisters. The girl brought a new laser from the factory and took delivery of it in bubblewrap. Then drove interstate. When she got home she unwrapped it and found it covered in blisters. The Laser manufacturer is saying "your fault you didnt get it delivered by...
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    Osmosis in a new Laser?

    Hi Rob, 1/ This boat has never been in the water longer than 6 hours! 2/ It is not manufactured with inspection covers? 3/ Even if the boat is dry when covers are placed, condensation can develope and trap moisture in. (dew point) 4/I was not aware new lasers came with owners manuals, we did...
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    Osmosis in a new Laser?

    Hi John, Yes I am hearing this now! If you buy covers from a laser dealer in the invisible print they state "ONLY USE WHILE TOWING YOUR BOAT" "THESE COVERS ARE NOT DESIGNED TO BE USED OUTSIDE"
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    4.7 vs. Opti

    Re: Carbon fibre Where do you purchase these Fibre Carbon top sections from? Do they comply with class rules?
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    4.7 vs. Opti

    My daughter was happily sailing a optimist at 14 yrs, we then shifted where no optimists were being sailed, the only choice was Laser, she was very scared of the laser due to its size at 15yrs. Even now at 18yrs she is Sailing a Laser by default really because there is no other suitable class...
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    Osmosis in a new Laser?

    Weight of gelcoat, Increasing the gelcoat thickness by .35mm (.o16") will double the barrier effect of the gelcoat. The weight penalty is no more 700 grams, I think the manufacture could find a way to lose .7 kg (1.5lbs) from other areas in the hull to keep the Laser at the min weight, and give...
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    Osmosis in a new Laser?

    The hull below the waterline has blisters covering 15% of the hull around the centre case and extending 2/3 of the way up to the bow and approx 10 inches up from the centre line. The blisters cover about 80% of the effected areas measuring about 2-3 mm diameter (1/8" of a inch) by about .5mm...
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    Osmosis in a new Laser?

    We brought a new laser and within 13 months 10-15% of the hull under the water line is suffering from osmosis. The boat is raced once a week and stored on land. 70% of the time the laser is under cover. Also laser supplied boat covers that were used to protect the boat from the elements when...
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