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    The Laser Rowing Shell is still produced

    The print edition shows a photo of the one of the few non powered boat that Rossiter produces: The Laser Rowing Shell. Sorry! Try this " Building on the practical, seaworthy tradition established by Laser in the 1980’s, Rossiter has purchased the molds and production rights, improved the...
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    The Laser Rowing Shell is still produced

    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/article-rossiter-boat-founder-back-aboard-after-16-year-absence/
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    Ian Bruce

    The Laser, an iconic Canadian-designed sailboat
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    Bruce Kirby’s Laser series changed the face of sailboat racing

    Nice article Bruce Kirby’s Laser series changed the face of sailboat racing
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    Ian Bruce

    Remembrance of the man who suggested the name Laser: globeandmail.com: Ian Bruce: Toronto -- The Globe and Mail's recent obituary of boat builder Ian Bruce, by Tom Hawthorn, briefly mentioned a student who suggested the name "Laser" for Ian's new sailboat. As Ian has generously acknowledged, I...
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    Ian Bruce

    Globe and Mail (Canada wide newspaper): Olympic sailor Ian Bruce designed the popular Laser racing boat
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    Ian Bruce

    http://www.sail-world.com/Canada/Laser-creator-Ian-Bruce-passes-away-(1933---2016)/143262
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    Mast tie down while cartopping

    I am just about to try an industrial velcro long loop - kind of like the velcro clew tie down from SEA. I have used the misc ropes method for years and want something quicker and more reliable. There must be a better way. But how come no one has found the better way in the last 45 years?
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    Mast tie down while cartopping

    Anyone try Quickfists? http://www.quickfistclamps.com/quickfist/Products.aspx
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    Mast tie down while cartopping

    I was looking for a vertical version of this: http://www.roostersailing.com/merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=1&Product_Code=642
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    Mast tie down while cartopping

    Any good ideas for making a quick mounting bracket for cartopping of the Laser Spars? I currently use lots of bungees, but there must be a better way. Plywood brakets? Velcro? cleats?
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    Sailing World Magazine Tuning/Rigging/Sailing Guides

    Found it http://www.sailingworld.com/sites/all/files/_attachments_articles/laser.pdf and http://www.sailingworld.com/article/Controlling-the-Lasers-New-Controls
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    Sailing World Magazine Tuning/Rigging/Sailing Guides

    Sailing World (And Yacht Racing/Cruising before that) magazine has published a few basic Tuning/Rigging/Sailing Guides for the Laser over the past 30 years. Complete with very good illustrations. These were 3-4 pages in length. Anyone have a link to those or a link to something similar?
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    High speed of a Laser

    Oppie foiler http://foilingboatadventures.blogspot.com/2009/12/foiling-oppie.html
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    Seitech Parts?

    A pic with the plans is here: http://www.laserforum.org/showthread.php?t=1717
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