Radial is not just smaller, it is a totally different trimming and sailing regime
Top redial sailors point way low for speed to end up high
very tweeked regime - not like the outa control standard rig for 55kg sailors in 25K +
Easy to engineer without drilling holes
Just secure wing tubing at mainsheet block point and toestrap eyes
Then at Gunwhale use sort of roof rack clamps inverted to run under the lip and screw up tight
Toe straps on the wings tiller extension might need mid extension flex join (stiff...
In Australia u used to be able to buy $20 garden leaf rakes (Cyclone brand) with a plastic head and an aluminium (aluminum) handle of the same diameter and wall thickness and finish the Laser alum Tiller (Just rivet a flat bar of alum to it or buy a Laser nylon head fitting and u have a...
There was an XD info post showing a harken hook rigged fron the outhaul to the clew (instead of rigged with line around the boom and with outhaul attached separately) - if this is what u are doin asking for trouble
Stacker trolleys (Dolleys) used to be supplied by Nelson Bay Laser (Now taken over by Belmont based Hobie/Laser dealer) - See NSW Laser web for dealer listings (I dont work for them but Former owner Milsey gave good service)
Listen to this guy
" It sounds like I have the same setup as you, but I have a little piece of line, 1/8" or smaller, that is tied like a retainer between the deck blocks. When you have your bungee rigged through there, it prevents it from getting caught in the vang at the leeward mark. "
I don't know why its needed in a Laser because the loose mast tube allows the rig to settle into a stable position very quickly when bearing away. On a Finn or Europe, where there is minimal 'slop' in mast tube at deck level, I can see the need (as do others) and it works brilliantly.
Do yourself (and your back and hull) a favour. Get a triangular planform dolly/launching trolley that supports the hull clear by posts each side and at bow. Arrange itso you can drag the dolly with the boatattached onto whatever trailer u use. (triangular "A frame" dolley much better for...
See Article "
The Ideal Laser Body
John Dawson Edwards
originally appeared in the ILCA N.A. District 5 web site maintained by the author at http://web.archive.org/web/20031102195123/http://www.jdecm.com/laser/
Body weights and sailor heights from the 2000 Olympics published...
If you have a triangular plan form dolly with under bow and side post supports you can strap the hull securely to this and pull it up almost vertical sea walls (and lower it into deep water from the top of these and the whole thing will float as long as it is strapped securely together).