According to Tillman, if you reef the sail, you pull the cunningham tight before you reef. But, if you're reefing, as I would, because you are new to the boat and want to make sure you're not over-powered, would you really care about working the cunningham?
Ok, so, the original designer says fine....Dick Tillman says its fine, and someone posted they do it regularly and have no trouble.
So, methinks its fine...especially if I'm not out in heavy winds...so I'll try it until I get the feel of the boat and let you know if theres any damage.
I just got my copy of the Complete Guide to Laser sailing. In it, the author mentions you can reef the sail by wrapping it around the mast to decrease the surface area of the sail.
I'm thinking, great, as I am a little worried about the boat being a bit much for me, a novice.
Have any of you...
I purchased an inspection port for my laer, but have no idea how to install it. I have searched the forum and there are lots of Where-To posts, but can anyone give me any advice on how??
I don't want to blindly cut into the deck without some ideas about what I'm doing.
Personally, I like Holt Allen. I don't have either, but Holt Allen has two words, Holt and Allen...I like that.
Also Harken is latin for "bad vang"
...ok, it's not really...but boy, that'd be ironic huh?
Its a great little boat. I sanded it down, covered it in epoxy and painted it...I've been sailing every sunny day since...and a few not so sunny days...
Its so light you can push it around with a bailing bucket when the wind abandons you.
I'm really looking forward to the laser though. As...
Hey Terry. I'm in Hamilton Ontario.
Thanks for the tip on the book, I;ll try it. I've been reading everything I can find.
I'm flipping back and forth between trading it in on something more comforatble and less racey, like a CL 14, but I may end up just looking for something else neglected...