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    Laser Sailboat Identification

    I often start my posts with "Interesting" :D This boat is certainly that, almost dreamlike with all its strange details. The boat that ticks most of the boxes is the (Canadian) Flash, built from 1974 by Koma Boats (who later built Sunfish) near London, Ontario. Their identification code is...
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    Special Edition Lasers

    The "Atlanta" is clearly a PSE-built boat and has therefore nothing to do with the "Centennial" by Sunfish Laser. (Besides being also a Laser and built around the same time :rolleyes: ) _
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    LPE introduced new ARC-1 and ARC-2 rigs!

    He did? Would be just as successful as his own sunfish class was... unless he'd have something extra to offer, like new rigs :rolleyes: Yeah, bits and pieces of this material have been online for months. The question is not "what" but "why now"? _
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    LPE introduced new ARC-1 and ARC-2 rigs!

    As said before, this is really just an attempt by LP to look as innovative as PSA. "Look, we have these new rigs, too!" Doesn't look that impressive, though. Nothing against Robbie Doyle and his team, but if you wanted someone to design a modern dinghy rig, wouldn't you go to Julian Bethwaite...
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    Olympic status

    I don't read it like that. "Laser" is the class name; whether all class legal boats can be marketed and sold using that name is another matter. _
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    Olympic status

    World Sailing's Council confirms Laser as Paris 2024 Men's and Women's One Person Dinghy "The World Sailing Board informed Council in May 2019 that it would only continue contractual discussions until 1 August 2019 with the selected Equipment. The International Laser Class Association (ILCA)...
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    Loose daggerboard

    Get a new, tight retaining elastic and a "fresh" centreboard brake. If you don't have anything at the forward edge of the centreboard opening, attach a small piece of (for example) very thin (max 2 mm) neoprene right below the deck level. _
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    How to not sail

    Oh, that is a classic. It's been featured before on this forum, so I'm not re-watching it... just makes the viewer feel helpless. I wonder if he learned anything from all that? _
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    Gooseneck sliding

    I think there's a simple but major communication problem here. Carolina girl, could you tell when and in what situation does the gooseneck actually move down the mast? If you don't specify that, then we all think it happens during normal sailing. (In which case it's most likely a halyard...
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    Compatability of Laser 2 Fun rigging

    The rudder blade is exactly the same as in the Laser 2, made by Crompton in Banbury. You can even see the rust from the internal steel rod reinforcing "bleeding" through, in a regrettably typical way. The rudder head is also a Laser 2 part, but a very old one with two pintles. Newer (1990s and...
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    Magnetic compass

    CarbonParts was the most popular choice in Lasers before the electronic ones were allowed. No personal experience though :rolleyes: _
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    Compatability of Laser 2 Fun rigging

    The tiller should fit a Laser rudder head, although it's probably a little too long, and the extension a bit short. (How long are they?) Everything else should fit any Laser 2 or 3000, with the possible exception of different rudder fittings. The foils are especially valuable as new ones...
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    Winter Sailing Gloves

    Gill seems to recommend those only for "offshore", "ocean" and "fishing" use :rolleyes: Their equivalent model to my Zhiks is the Neoprene Winter Glove. As I understand it, you're in a place where it rarely gets below 10° C, so the "3 Seasons" might be a better choice. _
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    Winter Sailing Gloves

    I got a pair of Zhik "superwarm" gloves last spring, and they certainly live up to their name, even in near-freezing temperatures. Not cheap, nor especially long-lived (I suspect) either, but they do the job very well indeed. _
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    Laser Sailboat Identification

    Genco Marine still exists in Mississauga, but they probably haven't made sails for a long time. Still, the initial "Z" in the code alone tells it's Canadian-built. Too bad the next two letters are really illegible. I assume "00050" means that it's the 50th boat of that class that the...
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