Recent content by michael_s_garman

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    Used Laser Controls Upgrade

    I'm selling on eBay, my used but Laser class legal vang, outhaul, cunningham and outhaul slide: Laser Sailboat Class Legal Vang Outhaul Cunningham
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    Teflon mast wear strips

    I put the wear strips on a new boat and it locked the mast. I just use McLube, and that's it. Keep the tube clean and McLubed. Boats don't last forever, but it should last long enough.
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    Harken clew sleeve anyone

    The Harken sleeve only works well with McLube. I apply it frequently and the sleeve slides easily. Without McLube, it jams.
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    Teflon mast wear strips

    I have found that the wear strips lock the mast so you cannot gybe freely in light air. Everything is way too tight. I have removed the strips and thrown them in the trash. I keep sand out of the mast step, and spray the inside of the step and the mast itself with McLube. This works incredibly...
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    Replica Gear: Let's Get It All Out In The Open!!

    Replica parts or not $530 is too much for an official Laser sail. Why the ripe off?
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    Replica Gear: Let's Get It All Out In The Open!!

    As a Laser fleet captain, I consider it my responsibility to inform members of our fleet that they will need official sails and parts for anything but club racing. Some of the old boats that people find have missing parts. There is a $500 Laser in our area with no spars. A set of official spars...
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    Replica Gear: Let's Get It All Out In The Open!!

    We are a new fleet. People buy inexpensive older boats because they provide a low cost of entry into the class. With a replica sail, they can be competitive and not get overpowered in heavy air without spending more on a sail than the hull is worth. We had one member buy a complete boat for...
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    Replica Gear: Let's Get It All Out In The Open!!

    We are a new fleet. Many members have old boats with blown out sails. These blown out sail no longer match the dimensions of a new official Laser sail! These members buy inexpensive replica sails so they can compete on a more level playing field in club races. Replica sails and parts keep the...
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    Kirby's New Carbon Weekender (Hope you had a Great April 1st)

    Re: Kirby's New Carbon Weekender If that post were real, it would be called the Bladerider. Too bad those aren't $1000. Wal-mart does have a marine section, so maybe it's not made up ;)
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    Cartopping without a roofrack...

    Pickup truck method works We have a fleet member that uses the pickup truck method for transport. It works. Just pad under the boat with towels or moving blankets. Boat should be deck down hull up
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    mast step

    This boat that won 2 worlds has a deck plate on the centerline forward of the mast. I have a contoured viking port. Why won't this work?
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    $100 LASER HULL FORSALE $100!!!, Wilmington-NC

    Are you available this Sunday? I'm thinking this would be perfect for our fleet loaner as well as for Junior Sailcamp.
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    $100 LASER HULL FORSALE $100!!!, Wilmington-NC

    Is the hull still available? I'm looking for a fleet loaner.
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    looking for laser under $500

    Found one for you in VA for $400 804-938-0538
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    1994 Laser- $2,500

    Please send photos to