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    Laser Island Voyages Back In The Day

    Shots of my crew hangin' out over the past few days: Not the best sailors on the planet, but their unconditional love makes up for their... er… nautical deficiencies. Oh, yeah, they can sing too... :eek:
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    Re-Gelcoating entire deck

    I'VE done it, so there's your proof, LOL... glad to hear it all went well, now your son can get back out on the water and put that boat to good use. One thing cool about the Interwebs, there are many video tutorials and a whole heap of other info to help folks who need to do things, particularly...
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    Googling "Sunfish"...

    Now THAT is an evolutionary progression that makes perfect sense, LOL... :cool:
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    Any Laser sailors on Eufala Lake in Oklahoma?

    Meh, I guess not... and I may wind up on the Inner Banks of the "Tar Heel" anyway, or go the liveaboard route in the Pacific Northwest, I'm still researching my options. Tough call, with only so much money as a safety cushion, I gotta make it stand up and do tricks. WTF, at least I have a...
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    Any Laser sailors on Eufala Lake in Oklahoma?

    Just wondering if any site members live in that area and have sailed on the lake... or any nearby lake? I'm considering a relocation to that area, and I had originally planned to just buy a small skiff or inflatable to go freeboarding... dating myself here, that's getting towed astern while...
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    Laser Island Voyages Back In The Day

    Ever since I drop-kicked one wanker off my property, I've been receiving heaps of spam e-mails... I think the jackhole gave my e-mail address to a bunch of online ad agencies. I'll clearly have to close that account and open another under a new address, but I'm thinking I should wait until AFTER...
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    Turned down low price fish purchases

    HaHa, Webfoot1, you funneh... but good advice on the trailer, some minor damage can be welded but I wouldn't trust a badly-cracked or rusted-out frame, and I say that as a former OTR truck driver who has seen all KINDS of objects (including boats & boat trailers) in the ditch, if not in some...
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    Downwind Practice turns

    The infamous "Death Roll"---no fun at all. :confused:
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    Turned down low price fish purchases

    Sweeeeeet!!! And that name is hilarious... that the dog's name as well? I saw from your profile that ya live in "The Bluegrass" (as truck drivers call it), is that Lake Barkley or Kentucky Lake in the first pic? I used to drive through Kentucky on a regular basis when trucking, much of it is...
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    Turned down low price fish purchases

    Sounds like you saved $750 and some serious headache, LOL. This from a hand familiar with such work... every boat I ever owned was a fixer from the start, but I didn't mind, they looked beautiful after the work (and the cryin') was all done. Funny thing, my Minifish only cost $200 off C/L, and I...
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    Laser Island Voyages Back In The Day

    Here's a diehard Laser sailing tune if ever there was one: Me dear departed mum, bless her soul, played violin for Tommy Dorsey many years ago, and she taught us to appreciate a wide range of musical styles or genres. This song has always been my favorite tune, despite all the classical music...
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    Downwind Practice turns

    Wasn't trying to be critical, just making a few observations... didn't know that was you in the video either, thought maybe you were starting out when you mentioned capsizing in an earlier post. I get the part about not racing, I entered one race in my early years and beat some pretty stiff...
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    Downwind Practice turns

    Just watched that video, last thing I'd ever do is let the sail & boom slam across that way in uncontrolled fashion... good way to stress-test gear, fittings, maybe initiate some stress cracks in your mast step. A little control goes a long way toward reducing all that stress. Over decades of...
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    Congress... the opposite of progress.

    Congress... the opposite of progress.
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    Laser Island Voyages Back In The Day

    A few videos for diehard Laser sailors---and perhaps a technical rock climber outta work, LOL: What do these videos have to do with sailing, you ask? Meh, FIGURE IT OUT, LOL... :eek:
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