I believe all the inconsistency issues with the old foils have been resolved with the new ones. I recently bought a set of the new GRP ones. They are far nicer than the old epoxy versions and can be used right out of the box.
There is also a blade thickness template so make sure that if you are refinishing your blades, that they are not too thick. 33mm max for centreboard and 20mm max for rudder. http://www.laserinternational.org/sites/default/files/Attachments/Appendix%206.pdf
It's not a stupid question Geoffbp58, but the answers given above are not quite on the money. Probably their experience has been with ill-fitting wetsuits. Ask any surfer and they will tell you that the wetsuit needs to hug you firmly to work. They work by admitting a very small amount of water...
Light wind, pull sheet in until block touching (block to block) and then just snug the vang to take up the slack. That will give you some sail shape to work with and you can sheet in and out from there with the puffs. Don't point too high until you have boat speed, then come up slowly but go...
The following are also legal, but not often seen:
Water bottle bracket screwed into cockpit corner or corners
Shock cord retaining water bottle led back to one or both traveller fairleads
Shock cord retaining water bottle led up centre of hiking strap padding
Drink bottles anywhere on board and...
It certainly is confusing. While there are no restrictions on the cleats or the fairleads attached to the cleat base, I very much doubt that that the cleat base supplied by Intensity is legal as it has no branding on it. AlanD...?
And just to confuse the issue further, PSA are selling legal Nautos parts. So perhaps the statement by Nautos on their website is out of date because it appears to me that Nautos are indeed an official supplier?
Mark out the deck profile at the mast step and just behind the traveler cleat. Take it to a foam rubber stockist and get them to cut you two 4" wide foam blocks. Ideal would be foam blocks similar to what they make the mast carriers from.
Cut a piece of an old mast and use this to lock the two...