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    Trailex SUT 220

    Wavedancer, that's a fresh idea that I didn't think of! It bears contemplation.
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    Trailex SUT 220

    Whoops, never mind, y'all about commenting on the SUT 250 -L . I see it is one I have already looked over and sadly doesn't work for me because of the short tongue length that wants to fight with my spare tire on the Land Cruiser tow vehicle.
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    Trailex SUT 220

    Thanks, Wavedancer! I'll take a look at that model, and if anyone here has SUT 250-L Laser experience it would be welcome.
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    Trailex SUT 220

    There's probably already a forum thread on this but I don't see it. How's this trailer for keeping Laser sailors happy? Trailex SUT 220
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    Battens in MK2 Full Rig

    Thanks, Rob. Good points you make. And when it comes to "the devil in the details," I wonder if anyone has done a careful comparison of the Intensity MKII and the Class Legal one? I recall when I bought my first full rig standard Intensity sail I laid it on top of the Class sail and could...
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    Battens in MK2 Full Rig

    YES! Lali, my sail is "fake." Since I don't race at all and just love the boat as a solo sport for 36 years now, many little things about my Laser are not class-legal. And I find I can always afford to keep a nice Intensity sail or two, including their larger "powerhead" version which is...
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    Battens in MK2 Full Rig

    thanks, Andy! Next time it stops raining I'll roll my sail out on the lawn and have a look at the pockets and see if I might want to copy your taping idea. I've only sailed the MK II 4 times and sure love the shape and lack of leach flutter!
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    Battens in MK2 Full Rig

    - as further info, I never let my sail sit and flog while not sailing, and I also roll it rather than fold, so the battens stay in all the time....
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    Battens in MK2 Full Rig

    I'm really liking the shape of this new sail. But I recall hearing someplace that you should "tape the battens" to reduce wear on the sail pockets... I know one end of the battens is thinner and tapered, but can anyone give me more detail on how this taping should be done?
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    Video: Sailing Tomales Bay

    Nice, Andy! Nobody can read and sail light air like you. And I see both you and Greg are sporting MK2 sails - aren't those great? What the heck - mainsheet cleats on deck??:eek: Liking your new Zhik pfd? And your DDW tow was perfect. Would have been real nautical if the NW was blowing...
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    Whiten yellow deck

    I have to report that yes, Comet and a scrub brush does work, too.
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    Whiten yellow deck

    First I let the solution set wet on the deck for a while, then stiff-bristled brush and a lot of "elbow grease."
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    Whiten yellow deck

    I've used oxalic acid solution to good effect on my old Laser. No brand endorsement here, but most marine stores carry some version of it. Oxalic Acid Marine Cleaner
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    Laser Rudder design

    ( I meant to spell it "braking" effect! )
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    Laser Rudder design

    Sure. I should clarify it's not purely "my" design. I took an old Hobie 16 rudder and reshaped it to fit in the standard Laser rudder head. And made it more nearly vertical when down. It reduces weather helm and rudder "breaking" effect considerably. Probably 80% of my sailing is in...
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