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    Laser tactical compass question: 103RE vs CarbonParts

    Thats the same card used in the Carbon Parts compass so my review follows for this one as well. It does take a little sharper eyes than the larger compasses would require. Still, I was surprised on how readable it was. 5 degree shifts are harder to notice but generally the simplicity of the...
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    VIDEO: Olympic Campaign Promo

    Great poem! I wish you the best in your campaign. The Laser may be a 'simple' boat but it takes many many years to master. I'll message you directly with some tips for sailing in waves.
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    VIDEO: Olympic Campaign Promo

    I know you all probably like Laser sailing so I thought I'd share the short video I made for my Make A Champ funding page. It includes some coach boat and go pro footage from a recent training camp in Sydney, Australia. There is one soon to be 2016 Olympian and three other hopefuls (including...
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    Mark II Standard Sail

    I've only sailed about 5 minutes with the new sail in Sydney, but heard a lot of feedback from others at Sail Sydney on the breezy day indicating there was a lot of helm and a lot of power in the rig. As I mentioned earlier in the thread it would be interesting to see if softer spars would help...
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    Laser tactical compass question: 103RE vs CarbonParts

    I had the nexus 103 which read 1-20 prior to the carbon parts compass and I would never go back. Even though the numbers are smaller on the carbon parts compass, I still find the colour cards help me get my positon nicely on the compass even in windy and wavy conditions. It is slightly slower to...
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    Mark II Standard Sail

    Yes Alan but people do source the best mast combinations and one is forced to at least match at the HIGHEST level of sailing, not an issue for your club or national level sailing. My main point is I'd like to try the MKII sail with the 'softer' north american/euro sections and/or the incoming...
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    Mark II Standard Sail

    I didn't use the new sail at Sail Sydney but I used it on one training day and heard plenty from sailors who used it. I had some personal thoughts but mostly we agreed on the strength and weaknesses of the sail. In 6-12 knots I didn't try the sail, but others seemed to have great height. It...
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    Laser Hyde Sail

    I have several sails available ranging from $150 - $300. Days used range from 20 - 60. The lower quality sails are great for weeknight racing or cottage sailing, and the newer ones are great as a quality training sail or for competition. Battens are not included. Please email...
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    Zhik powerpads

    I like my powerpads, the versatility of the 3 suits are great for someone who sails in all temperatures. Also the pads are very sturdy to hike on. Go for the smallest sizes you can squeeze into to help keep the pads in place.
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    Ridges + Ribbing in Gel Coat. IDEAS?

    Thanks all for your responses, LP has decided to replace my hull. They have been very helpful thus far in assisting me. CaptainAhab - I know some sailors who put their new lasers in a 'furnace' (maybe a shipping container on a very hot day) in order to cure the resin quickly. Do you recommend...
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    Ridges + Ribbing in Gel Coat. IDEAS?

    I got a problem with my 2014 Laser involving visible deformations in the hull. It seems to have gotten worse or more visible months after purchasing it. I am not entirely sure creation of these deformities has stopped either. I noticed I had some bumps and ridges along my hull in the aft...
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    Nexus 103R Compass + Tackleshack Mounting Plate

    Still available!
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    Nexus 103R Compass + Tackleshack Mounting Plate

    Compass not sold, still available
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    Harken Kicker and a new Website

    No change in rules with the new builder-supplied metal cleats? If it's not a problem now then it must not have been in the past. All I am saying is Jean Luc either thinks it is not against the rules, or just does not care - he has personally checked over my equipment multiple times with no...
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    Harken Kicker and a new Website

    Almost everyone I sail against has changed that cleat to aluminum already, never been a problem or an issue brought up.
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