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    DIY Easy Seitech Dolly Tire Repair - Inner tube insert

    I'm happy to have helped! NOTE: Make sure you check the tire pressure, before using your dolly, if you haven't fixed the valve stem to the wheel by some means. My tire lost pressure and the valve stem slipped inside the wheel. Fortunately, I was able to fish it out. Otherwise, I would have...
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    Laser Trailer

    See craigslist ad https://post.craigslist.org/manage/2090415883/w7pdk
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    DIY Easy Seitech Dolly Tire Repair - Inner tube insert

    Hello fellow laser sailors! In my quest to repair my Seitech dolly tires I gathered knowledge. Now I will share my discoveries. I have the tubeless knobby Carlisle 145/70-6 tires on older fiberglass/plastic type redish, pink wheels. The air pressure got low and caused cracks to appear in...
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    2003 - race ready - $3400 Seattle

    What's the monthly/yearly fee for storage?
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    Need help sailing to weather. I pinch when block2block

    Bump! Sail Trim help Anyone?
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    Need help sailing to weather. I pinch when block2block

    Thanks for the input. After thinking more about it. I believe it's a sail trim issue, since I had never had this problem in the five previous regattas. And I'd been trying more vang and cunningham. It was like the groove was very narrow, when sailing block to block. With both W/L telltales...
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    Need help sailing to weather. I pinch when block2block

    Two weeks ago, 10-12kts raced a couple W/L races. I noticed, when sailing up wind to the weather mark, I lose ground on other boats. I notice that when I'm block to block and hiking, there's a fine groove to sail in...if I pinch a bit (which seemed to happen a lot), I'd lose some boat speed...
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    Southwest laser regattas around New Years?

    Not much happening in December and January. ABYC in Long Beach, has their "Boxing Day Regatta" which usually has some Lasers participate. It's a random leg, handicap fleet race though...just for fun really. www.abyc.org BYC in Newport Beach, has their "Sunkist Regatta", which a fleet of...
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    Adjustable Toe Strap Rigging? - Pictures Please

    Thanks guys! What maintains the adjustment on the first Rooster system? Is it friction? Or is the load divided among the lines and it just stays that way? ...Yeah, I think I see how it works. When you move the bowline, you take up the purchase in the 2:1 and with the load from the strap...
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    Adjustable Toe Strap Rigging? - Pictures Please

    So, as soon as I posted this, a ton of links popped up at the bottom of the screen refering to Hiking strap... I guess searching for toe strap yielded nothing, hiking strap has been hashed over a ton. So, I found this pic http://www.laserforum.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=19&d=1087147309...
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    Adjustable Toe Strap Rigging? - Pictures Please

    So, I've searched the forum and the web and seen pics, but no success...so I bring the question here.... How do I rig a functional, non slipping and kick ass adjustment system for my toe strap? I looked at a couple other boats this weekend, but at first glance, I couldn't tell, how the 2:1...
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    Tiller Extension Length?

    Re: Tiller Extension Lenght? I made an extension from a 48" piece of carbon and epoxied a universal joint into one end...fixed to my Acme Carbon tiller, I found that the extension would get caught on the mainsheet, between the boom and the mainsheet block, when tacking. To get the extension...
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    Rolling new sail

    Thanks for the good advice! Is your rolling tube the same length as the foot of the sail (~9 feet)?
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    Rolling new sail

    How big of a piece of PVC should I roll my sail on? 4", 5", 6" diameter??? I would imagine the larger diameter the better. What do you sail rollers use?
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    Too light for a Full Rig??

    Thanks for the input. I don't feel overpowered. I guess, I just don't know enough about laser sailing yet, to know what's effective and ineffective. Like keeping the boat flat in light air...it sure feels better with some heel in the boat. I'm 26, so I'll probably not be getting any taller...
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