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    Boat Pics

    Not mine, but pretty cool
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    Seeking advice: Carbon or aluminum?

    Since you race radial, a local, reputable shop owner that does a lot of work with Laser and other dinghy classes told me the carbon radial lower is much more resistant to bending. He noted many regular radial racers will go through a couple of lowers a year. That said, I'm on an all AL rig...
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    A question on using class legal sails

    Depends on the regatta and how strictly they are enforcing class rules. I've found many multi-class regattas to be flexible but if its a dedicated ILCA race it probably won't be allowed
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    Best Digital Compass: Raymarine TackTick vs Nautalytics vs Velocitek Prism?

    I've been very happy with the Nautalutics. It's easy to read in all light conditions and the solar cell has been adequate to keep mine charged. I haven't uses the others so I can't compare them
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    Sailfish MKII rudder assembly

    If you're not concerned about having original hardware, you can set something up with simple pintles and gudgeons.
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    Boat Pics

    :-(
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    New laser question

    The new Lasers from LP won't be legal for some of the European races, like the ILCA masters in NL, BE, etc. See NOR & SI – Open Dutch Lasermasters Championship. If you want to be both ILCA and "the Laser Class" legal you need to get a pre-split boat
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    Minimum bar separation for car topping?

    Hi, I have a Ford Focus with only about two feet between my roof rack bars. Fine for bikes and kayaks, but I'm concerned they may not adequately support a Laser for an hour+ drive. Thoughts?
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    Bottleport fits Ronstan Inspection Ports (pics)

    Why wouldn't be legal? Inspection ports are legal and in fact require a threaded cover, which is what the bottleport is. It's not a modification to the hull itself (the inspection port is). I've used mine in regattas held under class rules and haven't been protested, but also keep the...
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    Wooden Super Sailfish Restore

    Thanks! I did remove my rails and mast step prior to refinishing. The rails were not a problem, but the mast step was glued and screwed and tore off some of the top later of plywood. I used some filler to level it off before epoxying.
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    Wooden Super Sailfish Restore

    I have no idea what it is, but the wood on my super sailfish looked the same. To me it seemed like an old top coat of a penetrating substance since the depth was uneven and it didn't hold stain well. I sanded through as best I could, stained the top and then coated the whole hull in...
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    1964 Wooden Sunfish for Sale

    Any pictures?
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    Wooden Sailfish for sale in MI

    Sometimes you do!
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    Laser Sailing in Belgium

    I'll be spending the next few years in Brussels and am looking for a home base for Laser sailing less than an hour from the city. Antwerp seems to have a few active clubs at the Galgenweel, but the pros and cons of each are less clear. Any recommation there or elsewhere? I'd like to be able...
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    Never sailed before, bought a albacore 16. Need mast footing/mast step repairs?

    Lots of good advice on setting up an Albacore can be found here, albeit some more complex for racing: Rigging and Equipment | United States Albacore Association I have a 1981 Skene Albacore I restored last year and its a really fun boat. I haven't sailed it much this year because COVId-19...
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