Recent content by Joe789

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    Laser in 5.75' pickup bed

    Here's mine. Built a cradle for it to sit on in the truck. Bed extender is built out of 2" square tubing. Hauled it this way for roughly 200km so far & no issues.
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    Few ?'s...New to me Laser needs some work

    Have a couple great sails in with a new to me 70's laser after reinforcing the mast step. No regrets on buying the powerhead sail, was out in 25 knots & still haven't got wet besides the odd splash.
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    Few ?'s...New to me Laser needs some work

    Well the mast step lasted about 1/4 mile with the power head sail before it broke. Mast came down but no damage to mast or sail, just the deck. Considered one of these Laser Mast Step Repair Kit - Diversified Fiberglass but the decks are soft & somebody local has offered me another laser that...
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    Laser in 5.75' pickup bed

    Anybody come up with anything?
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    Few ?'s...New to me Laser needs some work

    After talking with Jim (@ Intensity) some more & sending other pics it is in fact a 4.7 sail. I'm roughly 190lb so am looking at a bigger sail. Anybody my size have any problems with the power head sail intensity sells? Strongly leaning that way vs a standard sail, I've got nieces that want to...
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    Few ?'s...New to me Laser needs some work

    Finally took the laser out for an afternoon sail yesterday. It's an old girl, used paint stripper to uncover the serial # which is ZFS76278M79J. Looks much better after a paintjob!
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    Need laser sail. Who sells them?

    Not sure what "MK" means but my boat came with a sail from intensity Sails for Laser® Full Rig, Radial, Laser® II & 4.7
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    Rollaboat Tote for Laser

    Those are neat. Been looking at building a cart out of PVC, lots of videos on Youtube. Not crazy about having to flip it on one side to put it on the tote. I want to be able to slide the laser from my truck box onto the trailer.
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    Few ?'s...New to me Laser needs some work

    Found some home made tiller extension ideas using an old golf club or hockey stick & a big key ring holding them together, may go that route so I don't have to buy a tiller u-joint. Could of been your repair pics I looked at & got the PVC idea from. Will keep an eye on the hull for cracks...
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    Few ?'s...New to me Laser needs some work

    Thanks for replying, expected more to chime in. Ah well... Looked on that Fogh site, everything is more expensive even after the $ is exchanged so I will be buying from Intensity. The only thing they didn't have was one of those cat/fat bags. I need to figure out which tiller extension I...
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    Few ?'s...New to me Laser needs some work

    Are there good & better places to purchase things I need for the boat? Site sponsors? Have been on the west coast sailing, APS & Intensity sails pages & have a list of things I'd like to order today. Hiking strap ($20), fast pin for vang ($3.50), battens ($10), clew strap ($10), sail bag ($20)...
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    Few ?'s...New to me Laser needs some work

    Tested the mast step & it leaked so jammed some 4200 in the bottom & put a piece of 'Teflon' (old hockey boards from a rink) down there which stopped the leak. Used a fan to help with airflow/drying. Then tried it out, didn't even get wet. Was about 14C, the water would have been cold!
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    Few ?'s...New to me Laser needs some work

    Didn't need to fiberglass the cockpit to the hull, the leaks stopped after some 4200 around both sides of the cockpit drain. Cut out some plywood to reinforce the bottom of the inspection ports. Used C clamps & 4200 to stick things together.
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    Few ?'s...New to me Laser needs some work

    Here are some pics of the rudder mounts, deck cleats (you can see why I couldn't get the sail # under forward deck cleat), traveler blocks & hardware. Let me know if this stuff is junk & should be replaced.
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    Few ?'s...New to me Laser needs some work

    I have used aircraft paint stripper before to remove powder coat from factory motorcycle wheels, it's strong stuff. I may try it here to see if I can get a look at the serial #
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