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    New Laser daggerboard brake

    Re: New Laser daggerboard brake-worn trunk? What are commonly used materials? I'm thinking about some black sheet rubber I have lying around, if I can glue it on successfully.
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    New Laser daggerboard brake

    Re: New Laser daggerboard brake-worn trunk? OK, so I fit the new brake, encountered the issue where the old holes don't seem to allow the brake to move forward far enough to be functional, and thus came to read this thread. I noticed that the forward edge of my centerboard trunk shows...
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    Harken Clew Sleeve

    Re: Harken Clew Sleeve - how to attach shock cord? I recently fitted one of these, and yes, installation is easy. However, I found that easing the out-haul in light air isn't so easy. The sleeve barely slides on the boom. With sail tension on the sleeve to square it with the boom, it hauls out...
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    upgrading old rigging one piece at a time

    You wouldn't happen to have a picture of this by any chance?
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    upgrading old rigging one piece at a time

    I should point out that I have little opportunity or inclination to race, so I am more interested in simple, functional rigging that will allow me to actually use all my potential sail controls so I can improve my sailing. right now I can sail the boat, but the main sheet's the only real...
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    upgrading old rigging one piece at a time

    I have a 1979 Laser in solid shape, but some of the rigging really needs to be replaced so it will work correctly. First order of business is the clew strap/out-haul. It would be novel for me to have an outhaul system that worked & could be adjusted under way. I like the look of the Harken-style...
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    Laser deck cleaning

    Re: Laser deck cleaning (& protection after)
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    My Laser Mistake (and a specific mast step repair Q)

    thanks man, that first shot inside the hull showing the mast step from top to bottom and thee underside of the deck was the 'money shot'. I've seen a lot of other step repair pix, but none that show the underside of the deck and the fore-&-aft stringer that's built into it. Now I'm ready to...
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    My Laser Mistake (and a specific mast step repair Q)

    inspection port location for mast step repair Thanks. I figured there might be some structure under the deck or in it that I'd want to avoid. So anywhere to the side of the mast forward or aft would be OK? the 1 o'clock to 5 o'clock range and 7 to 11? From the point of view of reaching th...
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    My Laser Mistake (and a specific mast step repair Q)

    positioning inspection ports for mast step work I am about to repair the mast step on my boat and have searched the forum for advice. There's a lot of good info but for one thing: I have not found any information regarding placement of the inspection port or ports needed to access the step. I...
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    two old boat questions

    The soft suspension is a surprise, because this was a Mastercraft trailer from the mid '50s used by my grandfather to haul his Jet class sailboat boat to races. That thing weighed 3 times what the Laser does I bet. Mud flaps are a good idea, and I might add them, but the wheels are actually far...
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    Wind indicator

    Thanks a lot folks, more options than I ever imagined.
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    Example of Perfect thread: Removing Registration Numbers

    One more thought: I've peeled a lot of vinyl race numbers off motorcycles with fiberglass bodywork, and use the stuff in my work too so I have a lot of practice. I like to warm the digit up with a hairdryer, slip a razor blade under an edge and then see how much I can pull off in one piece. Each...
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