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    Flathead Lake Laser Championship Aug 17-18

    Come back! Did you have fun?
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    Does anyone know of an in use Laser older than hull 257?

    Nice - that is an old boat. Did you jettison the kid..?...or is that YOU swimming and your dad jettisoned YOU?! We have a couple of 4-digit boats here in our group.
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    Flathead Lake Laser Championship Aug 17-18

    Have you ever been to Glacier National Park? Have you been to the top of the world? You owe it to yourself to see it. (45 miles from the race course)
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    Flathead Lake Laser Championship Aug 17-18

    You are all invited to the Flathead Lake Laser Championship in NW Montana. It is not the District 22 Championship this year, but we hope for a healthy turnout and some good racing in a fantastic setting. Have you been to Flathead Lake? Free camping on the lawn of North Flathead YC...
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    Race in Montana!

    REGATTA: We had a fantastic weekend, with a great bunch of people as well as great sailors participating. Women, Juniors, Seniors, Masters. We all left completely exhausted after a weekend of 180 degree and 360 degree shifts, then big winds and 4 foot waves. Northern thermals, southern cold...
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    Race in Montana!

    Pics from the Nor'Easter V... (Captain Jarett in the mainsail)
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    Towing Laser behind a boat....

    Yeah, these will be for sale after the regatta..."Bone dry, stiff as a new one..."
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    Race in Montana!

    51 feet of Herrshoff goodness! We had just the best time. The Lodge assigned Captain Jarett to tell us about the boat, get us off the dock, and show us how to raise the sails and trim, then he essentially just let us sail her! Amazing how relaxed he seemed! We had nice breeze, puffs, a...
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    Race in Montana!

    Flathead Lake, Montana, August 18, 2010
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    Cockpit drain and rear bulkhead repair

    Yeah, that's very interesting. When you have the stuff in your hand, it's dry and brittle and light. As crumbly as the stuff was in the stern, I wouldn't be surprised if the mast step glue is marginal. I'll see if I can reach in there from the centerboard well and take a pic. Another...
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    Race in Montana!

    Also this weekend on Flathead, and thankfully not competing with our Districts, is a wooden boat show in the little town of Lakeside on the west shore.
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    Race in Montana!

    Tonight several Laser sailors, spouses, parents, and friends get to sail on the Q-class Nor'easter V. The winner of our July Whitefish regatta won the ride and invited all the rest of us along. The Flathead Lake Lodge owns the only two Herreshoff-designed Q-boats, the Questa and the...
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    Soft Deck repair

    Anyone? I'd like to hear if this is practical. It would be great if you could support it from underneath with an airbag or something while it cured.
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    Cockpit drain and rear bulkhead repair

    Yes, the two holes and a shop light worked well. We have itchy fiberglass arms and some epoxy in my hair, but it all worked out. Did I mention to wear rubber gloves and glasses with epoxy? Please do. Luckily, the mast step in this boat holds water for days.
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    Cockpit drain and rear bulkhead repair

    We pushed the epoxy mix from inside the hull into the broken drain hole of the cockpit. The bottom hole on the hull is duct taped shut as a dam. I cut some thin flat plastic from a salad container or something and shaped a dam for the cockpit side. When the opening was overfilled, I...
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