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    Can you help identify this sail with a rat on it?

    Trinka 12 TRINKA 12 sailboat specifications and details on sailboatdata.com
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    Repair Hull?

    I separated the deck and hull on an old 1978 Laser. I did many repairs including redoing several "fixed" fractures not unlike yours. It is possible. It does require some experience with epoxy repairs. It may never be competitive on the international level, but will be a good solid day sailer or...
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    Unstepping non-hinged mast on 34' sailboat

    This is probably not the best forum to ask the question since most of the boats here are smaller ones. There are several others that routinely discuss this size boat. There are several videos posted on YouTube, also. Most people will cringe at that thought of stepping/unstepping a large...
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    Laser Sailboat Identification

    The MIC (Manufacturer Identification Code) "PFS" is listed in the USCG database as the Annapolis MD manufacturing site. The MIC (Manufacturer Identification Code) "ZFS" is listed in the USCG database as the Les Voiliers Performance Inc., Pointe Claire QC manufacturing site...
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    Laser Sailboat Identification

    MIC.................... Company .............................. Address .......................... City............... State PFS ................PERFORMANCE SAILING LLC.............. 7366 EDGEWOOD RD .............ANNAPOLIS........MD A fascinating find!
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    how would you split the deck on a laser 1 sailing dingly ?

    Separate the hull and deck of a Laser by knowing the following: 1) The edges are typically "glued" together with a polyurethane adhesive sealant. Over time with flexing, the hull and deck seal will break down and start to separate. When my older Laser started to separate, I used a putty knife...
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    Delaminated Deck and Hull...

    It is important to understand the original poster did NOT specify he wanted to be a competitive racer - simply wants to make an enjoyable use of this Laser he already purchased. When (or IF) he decides to be seriously competitive, he can invest in a better boat. But in the meantime, he has a...
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    Delaminated Deck and Hull...

    My Laser looked much worse when I started. Any part that is soaked with water needs to be dried out. A good way is to put a fan inside to circulate warm dry air. It will take a couple of weeks depending on how much water has been absorbed. Probe the areas where the hull and deck sections...
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    Delaminated Deck and Hull...

    oztayls, I just noticed you're an Aussie. I should have realized it earlier by your responses. <grin> Seriously, I do hope people will acknowledge that most fiberglass boats can be made "serviceable". It depends on the needs and desires of the individual. I enjoyed the work I did on my...
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    Delaminated Deck and Hull...

    Why do you want to destroy a "functional" boat just because it is not "race ready"? There is much life left in my boat that will bring joy to several people. BESIDES, if you were to make a hiking bench, you would be cutting off significantly more than just the "bow" and "transom" to leave...
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    Delaminated Deck and Hull...

    Remember, my Laser will not be raced competitively. Rather it is a learning boat. I am 61 and much more rotund than I should be. My Laser sailing is for fun and exercise. The hull surface got new stringers (balsa) internally. I also placed another layer of fiberglass and epoxy internally on...
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    Delaminated Deck and Hull...

    I purchased my first Laser 18 months ago - ZFS64701M78J - manufactured in 1978. It had FIVE inspection ports and "collected" water when it rained. But the price was right so I bought it. I ended up separating the deck and hull using a putty knife at the gunnels. By suspending the deck after...
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    Best places to live?

    Frostbite sailing season is well underway in Winthrop MA...
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    Cold Weather gear for small, chilly female

    Having been in the water while frostbiting in Boston Harbor, the drysuit was very comfortable — before, during, and after being in the water. Our Laser and Interclub fleets both recommend and wear drysuits.
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    Cheap Sailing; oxymoron

    I bought my '78 Laser (and trailer) last Fall for $800 then sold the trailer for $400. I wanted to see if I would enjoy sailing a small dingy. The hull was otherwise firm and worth the effort. The Laser had 5 inspection ports and leaked through the gunwales and self-bailer. The gunwales were...
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