Recent content by Emilio Castelli

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    Do Laser courses suck?

    I love a windy reach but I love a downwind even more. I sailed in the 70s and early 80s and then stopped until 2010; the new downwind technique is so much fun and more challenging than a reach. Give it a try; you'll get hooked for sure.
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    Cut lower Mast to make a radial mast----

    Torrid, have you tried it? I have; I sailed quite a bit with a cut off standard mast. A proper radial section works better of course but I didn't think we were talking racing. For playing around a cut off standard section works fine. Save your money and go sailing. E
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    Cut lower Mast to make a radial mast----

    Yes, tried it. Not much harder to sheet in. Added advantage, your bottom section will not permanently bend.
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    Gelcoat Restoration on a 1973 Laser? Advice appreciated

    patch the two areas and sail it as is E
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    Upgrading my down haul, out haul and kicker

    Get a Harken vang. New Laser Harken XD Vang Base Unit For Sailing Dinghy Boat | eBay You won't regret it. E
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    Rivets to attach gooseneck to lower mast section

    Time to through bolt. E
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    Sail Numbers

    Right. E
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    My Laser was hit by a car!

    Good for you. E
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    Laser Cockpit Autobailer "Not class legal for racing" . . . What?

    Just out of curiosity, how would you establish whether a bailer or a gudgeon is class legal or not? The old ones are identical, w/o any "Laser" stamped on it. Will try to steer clear of your and LaLi's club even though my boat is legal.... E
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    Laser Cockpit Autobailer "Not class legal for racing" . . . What?

    If you're planning on sailing at a world championship and bringing your own boat, then consider buying the class legal bailer. I don't even think there is any markings on the class legal bailer distinguishable. Same for gudgeons. Then there are a bunch of other fittings (cleat base, double pad...
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    Laser Cockpit Autobailer "Not class legal for racing" . . . What?

    Mark: Save your money and go for the generic bailer; no one is ever going to check or protest you. E
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    Laser Mast Repair - connector sleeve

    Flip the mast (end to end it) Use only one rivet on the sleeve when you re-install it. E
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    Looking to put a fair price on an older Laser

    50 cents. But you'll have to buy your own new sail. I just donated my 1988 boat to a sailing school. Three sails, full new rigging. Really, a Laser that old should be donated to anyone willing to sail it. E
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