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    What are these holes in my Laser 2 mast? (with pics)

    Hey again everyone, So I finally took some photos of my mast, annotated them and enumerated my six questions. There are three photos with two questions per photo. If for any reason you can't see or get to the photos, but you think you might be able to help, PM me and I'll send to you outside...
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    Laser 2 jib halyard jammed

    LaLi, Yes. The main and jib halyards are both inside the mast. The joint will not exit at the top either. Today I tried to get the job halyard to move past the 4 foot blockage when the mast was up, down, and flipped on both sides when the mast was horizontal. Something inside is stopping the...
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    How can you tell if its a laser or laser II

    Does the mast have a spreader bar?
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    Laser II: Replace missing main halyard cleat?

    Thanks LaLi, for the tips. I'll take a post a pic of my specific mast base. Perhaps you can tell if anything is in fact missing.
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    Laser II: Replace missing main halyard cleat?

    Still amidst the restoration project... While looking over the mast, it looks like I'm missing the mainsail halyard cleat. In this pic from CautionWater, it's the chrome cleat that's missing. I do have the black part with the saw tooth pattern, and I see the two holes from apparently where the...
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    dinghy hiking/trap boot size help please

    Greetings, two days ago I ordered a dry suit for Laser sailing. I now have a question about footwear. I'm new to this, so please bear with me! I need to know what size hiking/trapeze boot to get. How many layers are there between my foot and the water? Based on what I can tell: 1. My...
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    Wetsuit advice?

    Thanks Genoni. I bought an entry level dry suit yesterday from one of your neighbors in the UK. It's supposed to arrive on Thursday (2/16). I'm also going to follow LaLi's advice and hit the APS shop which lucky for me is about a 30 minute drive from my home to pick up some boots. I'll then...
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    Wetsuit advice?

    thanks much cskudder for your clear and compelling response. Looks like dry suit is the way to go when lasering about. This is a really helpful forum!
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    Wetsuit advice?

    Thanks geoffbp58. I'll check it out. Back in the 80s folks used to call dry suits "body bags" due to failures. I'm sure this is a dumb question but safe to assume technology has advanced to the place where dry suits are considered "safe and effective?"
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    Wetsuit advice?

    I'm eager to get out on the Chesapeake ASAP (probably April, water temp expected to be high 40s-low 50s) I need to get a wetsuit, but I see all kinds of styles available for other sports. Is there anything to prefer or avoid? Is there a difference between a kite boarding suit and wetsuit for...
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    painting the hull?

    Wow. Thanks! I feel like I just completed an AncestryDNA test. We now have a Canadian in the family now.
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    painting the hull?

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    painting the hull?

    On the rudder there are two down facing "pins" that fit or seat in what I'm calling holders attached to the stern. I believe you're correct that gudgeon is the correct term. Mine are black. I think my boat is a late 70's model. This appears to be stamped on the back of the boat: ZFS 02469M8 IJ...
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    painting the hull?

    I was fortunate to pick up a remarkably well preserved L2. I'd like to paint the bottom, not because it's chewed up, but because I'd like it to better match the top. Planning to use Rustoleum Marine Finish - Oyster White. Question: Is it safe to unscrew and remove the black rudder holders, or...
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    Newbie questions - please be kind

    Thank you LaLi. I heard the pushbutton pins are not safe because they are hollow and thus not as strong. Have you heard that? Do you use them?
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