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    Zhik powerpads - best wetsuit bottom combo?

    Mine fit fine under any wetsuit, and winter is the only time I wear them. They move around too much to just be worn under boardshorts. Being tall 6'4" and 98kg, I rarely have enough wind sailing mostly inland to really need to hike out to the outer limits.
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    Is Laser Rigging the same for all?

    No, laser rigging does vary within the rules, all depending on the boat age and how much you are willing to spend to keep the rigging up to date and current. Take a look at Southeastsailboats.co.uk, roostersailing.com, and westcoastsailing.net for ideas and upgrades to the various bits of...
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    Tiller advice please

    Thanks for the advice everyone. I spliced the traveler line so as to remove any knot at all, however the design of the tiller is such that it sits low in relation to the deck, and the bottom surface of the tiller still rubs on the traveler rope. What I have noticed though is that the end off...
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    Tiller advice please

    Actually thanks, I hadn't considered splicing the traveler in semi permanently and thus removing the overhand knot completely. Last resort before attaching some flat spacers with a little silicon.
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    Tiller advice please

    Raising the gudgeons wont work as the holes are already in place, so maybe a combination of flat spacers, and making a deeper traveler triangle will help.
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    Tiller advice please

    Hi. The tiller currently does'nt rub on the top of the transom (although it does show some wear from the previous owner.) The traveler line has a spliced loop to one end and a simple overhand knot to complete the triangle. Thus the knot is as small as it can be avoiding using a bowline etc.
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    Tiller advice please

    Hi. I have an annoying problem with my carbon tiller on my Laser Standaed, in that the tiller rubs on the knot of the traveler rope when it passes over it. There is a little movement play up and down on the rudder when wiggling the tiller. I thought the gudgeons might have been worn, but this...
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