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    My Turn in the barrel... mast step repair

    Well I kind of suspected something was up when the mast step looked as good as it did after cutting the inspection port. Then upon reflecting that there were no flotation devices i stuck a mirror in the hole to see if perhaps a float had shifted, (thanks for the idea 49208). Well It looks as...
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    My Turn in the barrel... mast step repair

    One other thing I have noticed. There wasnt any flotation blocks in the hull. Is this something out of the ordinary? Raymond
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    My Turn in the barrel... mast step repair

    Well, I have gathered the necessary "stuff" to start a repair on the mast step. I wasnt sure if there was anything wrong with the bottom of the tube where it is affixed to the hull; but I knew the inside of the tube needed work. Someone had poured epoxy in the tube and evidently the boat wasnt...
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    Howdy Howdy...

    Hello All, Thanks for your thoughts and time... I wondered through the candy store (Northern Tool) and found a 12" extension tool. I am able to attach a rubber pad which i can attach sanding discs. By attaching it too a drill I should be able to get in side the tube and sand the hill down and...
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    follow through with the purchase of an albacore ?

    Lack of spares is a concern re: the laser 2. Every know and then a rudder or daggerboard will show up in classifieds...(i think intensity sails lists a daggerboard) the main concern would be spars. rigging is easy to duplicate. good luck in your search. rtp
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    follow through with the purchase of an albacore ?

    If you are interested in a boat similar to the albacore look at a Coronada 15 or a laser 2. Both are capable of being equipped with a trapeze; and the laser 2 can fly a spinnaker. Before i purchased the laser 2 I was looking hard at a C15. As with most purchases It all depends on your price...
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    Howdy Howdy...

    Actually that type of solution is what has been bombing around in my head. I have a small air operated "angled" die grinder. There is an attachemnt for green scrubbers for cleaning up metal, such as carbs, combustion chambers, etc... I have been thinking of looking around the local tool store...
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    Howdy Howdy...

    The drill bit is a good idea... I can look in my shop i think i have a 1" bit with the wierd shank for use in hand drills. With a little mavguyvering i can make that work by tack welding an extra "stem" for length. as long as it is turning slow i can remove some material. Thanks! I have...
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    Howdy Howdy...

    Hello Matt, I miss-spoke. I am not going to cut the mast step out... I plan on installing an inspection port and glassing the bottom of the tube to strengthen the mast step. The top of the hill in the mast tube is about 1/2 an inch too high, so that a tape reads about 13.5. So in theory...
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    Howdy Howdy...

    Hello Y'all, Well I am a laser owner. Having purchased a Laser II last year; I bit the bullet and found a '74 laser and traded a motorcycle for the boat. I went in realizing that i was probably going to do a mast step repair along with replacing other deck hardware; and i will have to "end for...
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    used class-legal full-rig sails for sale

    Hello Mr. Richardson, You have a PM re: purchasing a sail. Thanks, rtp
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    Why did you choose sailing over a Powerboat?

    We own both. I prefer sailing... However i also enjoy slalom skiing. Sometimes when it comes time to go to the lake and friends come along it is hard to cram 6-10 people in a C22 or a Laser II. However with the Ski boat, all can enjoy, even if it means towing the tube. (I diss like toobs...
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    Laser 2 help needed -

    Log in to NAlaser2 on Yahoo. Avram can hook you up with the rigging DVD. He has the correct DVD's for domestic dvd players. I've miss-placed mine and need to pick up another, Doh! As for NAlaser2, it has been really quiet! Bummer. But there is still a wealth of info re: the Laser 2. rtp
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    Hello, info on stepping Laser 2 mast

    My name is Raymond. My son (Kevin age 7) and me have been sailing my Prindle 18. It is a fun sailboat, but difficult to learn on; and a Kitch bitty to set up and break down. I sailed a Laser back around 1975. I have decided to try to purchase a Laser II. Bigger cockpit for the two of us. Anyway...
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