Recent content by Rich B

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    Comparisons between a Capri 14.2 and a Precision 15

    There is an eye bolt on the bow to crank the boat up on the trailer. Being on the high side of 60 myself, my heart wanted to get another Laser, but my mind told my body it needs a little more comfort yet still have the sensation of moving across the water with an exhilarating sensation of speed...
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    Comparisons between a Capri 14.2 and a Precision 15

    I decided to get the Precision 15. In comparing it to the Capri 14.2, the P-15 is 10 inches longer, 10 in. wider and weighs 50 lb more than the Capri. It also has 20 ft^2 more sail area and has the jib adjustment track at more of an angle to allow better tuning. There are also four Harken...
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    Comparisons between a Capri 14.2 and a Precision 15

    Never mind. Since more than 100 people looked at my post and I received no responses, I went ahead and bought a boat after doing my own research.
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    Comparisons between a Capri 14.2 and a Precision 15

    I have recently moved to an area where the homeowners association owns a relatively small lake. There is also a slightly larger lake nearby as well as a large reservoir. I sailed a Laser when I was in college and also crewed on an M16. I am retired now and would like to get a daysailer I could...
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    Sailboat Advice Needed

    Hi everyone, I am not exactly in the same situation as TimCat, but have a similar question. In my college days I crewed on an M-16 and also bought and raced a laser so I do have some sailing and racing experience. I loved the laser--it's easy to sail and a great boat to learn to sail on, but...
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    Hull ID number means what?

    The HIN that I received was from the boat registration, so that wasn't any help either. Regardless, I ended up not buying the boat because what seemed to be a post for a 2001 Laser actually was a 1997 so somebody else has it now--perhaps for the best, I have wondered what problems might have...
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    Hull ID number means what?

    I think you are right that there is at least one mistake in the HIN. What I was particularly trying to determine was the model year of the boat. Since Sunfish Laser Inc. only made lasers from 1991 to March 1997, and the last two digits on the HIN are 97, leads me to believe that it definitely...
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    Does the Sail number tell the year of the boat?

    I agree--the serial no. that I was told was on the boat didn't match what the sail number should have been. In any case, it clearly did identify that it was a 1997 model and not a 2001 or newer one as the sail no. would indicate. Thanks.
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    Does the Sail number tell the year of the boat?

    A big thank you to all who responded to my question--I believe it saved me a lot of disappointment. I was negotiating on the purchase of what I was lead to believe was a 2001 Laser. Once I got the serial no. that was printed on the transom of the boat, it was clear that it was a 1997 boat made...
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    Hull ID number means what?

    I am considering buying a Laser with the hull number: SLII8718E297. What can anyone tell me about what this means. I think it is that it means it was made by Sunfish Laser Inc. and was model year 1997. Is this correct? If there is any other information you can tell me about this, I would...
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    Does the Sail number tell the year of the boat?

    Thanks for the response, but I still can't figure out from that link what year the boat would be. Thanks for the reply though.
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    Does the Sail number tell the year of the boat?

    What year boat would have a sail no. of 188718, or does the sail no. not correlate with the year the boat was made?
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    Which would be better choice?

    I am considering buying one of two Lasers that I have seen on Craigslist. One is a 1982 with a dolly (no trailer) that supposedly hasn't been in the water since 2001 with one sail for $750. The other is a 1984 with a rebuilt trailer with new bearings, lights and paint but no dolly. Boat comes...
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    Mast step reinforcement

    Thanks a bunch! I had been considering some 1985—1988 boats, but now I am thinking I should be looking for something at least 1993 or so because of the SS plate at the base of the mast step, or is it an easy upgrade to put in an after-market plate in those older lasers?
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    2005 Laser used 6 times, $4000 St Paul MN

    Why are there two different boats pictured? Main pic has red/white hull; jpg attached pic has blue/white hull.
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