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    Awlgrip !? New boards now are painted - any comments?

    I am the new owner of 204211! Rake is 151" i measure with the lower only in, from the top of the lower to the sheer of the stern. This is definitely further forward than my old boat which was 150 Boat came with painted boards. Look pretty good some orange peel but not too bad.
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    Awlgrip !? New boards now are painted - any comments?

    Hi everyone, after a long hiatus i am going to try to buy a new boat , does anyone have any experience with the new awlgripped boards? Sand them? Any comments on prep work. And if any can comment on how even the rake is on 2012 boats that is what i am buying. I hear it is very consistent but...
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    2004 Laser USA 178862 with Dolly/Cover/Hyde Sail

    Boat is sold.
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    2004 Laser USA 178862 with Dolly/Cover/Hyde Sail

    I am going to lower the price to $2999. Please email me at sputnikvdw@gmail.com
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    2004 Laser USA 178862 with Dolly/Cover/Hyde Sail

    2004 Blue / Turquoise hull #178862 lying at Fairfield, CT in good condition. Dolly, Cover. I have taken the time to replace things and to try to get the boat in ready to win condition for racing every year. The boat has Seitech Dolly with the Seimar fittings and new handles. 2 sails both with...
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    Zhik Powerpads (GA) - $100

    Still have them?
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    Competitive Weight

    Actually it is the other way around. A lighter, taller, physically fit person who can hike the boat well (anaerobic strength static position hold, like a wall sit) combined with the sheeting, steering and wave torqueing body movements you see in 15+ (an/aerobic fitness like nordic skiing) on...
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    Competitive Weight

    Sailor*Total Displacement*Sail Area*SA/D 215 397 72 20.91 210 392 72 21.08 205 387 72 21.26 200 382 72 21.45 195 377 72 21.64 190 372 72 21.83 185 367 72 22.03 180 362 72 22.23 175 357 72 22.44 170 352 72 22.65 165 347 72 22.87 160 342 72 23.09 155 337 72 23.32 150 332 72 23.55...
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    Competitive Weight

    Actually it does matter, because the all up weight of a Laser is very very low. So a 20 lb difference will be alot. On a keelboat, it is fixed, but on a laser it effects everything. The all up weight will change the ratios of sail area to displacement. As will something like hearing hiking pants...
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    Competitive Weight

    I decided to try a very crude mathmatical analysis....to confirm what we all think about weight range... Does anyone know exactly what the boom, upper and lower sections weigh? I also need the rudder and the CB. I am sure it is buried in the Class Book, just too lazy to search thru the...
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    Competitive Weight

    If any cares i am down to 92 kilos!.....my goal is 86 kilos. I am 37 years old, 176 cm, 5'9.5". I also want to be able to hike in breeze, so i am lifting and biking... I started at 98.5. My goal is to have a chance at those pesky "pinners" at club summer events in D11 or D10 in the USA
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    Competitive Weight

    That is assuming you make bad decisions.
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    Competitive Weight

    I think the big things are to identify where your weight is and how much heel you have and get it in the right spot. At 97 kilos at my max, if i was very disciplined with where my where core was, I could be pretty competitive. Example given, 8 knots, shoulders at front edge of cockpit, legs...
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    Competitive Weight

    Fantastic Post, thank you. I have won local or regional events at 86/87 kg in D10/D11 in the US. I am 93 right now due to the amount of office work i am doing and am working pretty hard to get to 85/86 range for mid summer here which is june thru Sept.... I did do one event in the 96 range...
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