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    Laser repair question

    If it 4 hours away I assume you have a means to getting it back to your location. Does it come with a trailer or are you going to have to cartop it or put it in the flatbed of a pickup truck? If they don’t know how to rig it, how do they know it’s seaworthy? do they know when the last time...
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    Laser repair question

    You can always grab a selfie stick and put a phone in the inspection port and try to get photos (with and without flash) of the mast step inside the hull if you cant a good view from the port itself..
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    Old Laser help requested?

    the battens that we got when we bought the boat didn’t look like Laser battens but they fit in the elvstrom sail. (#640) The sail was very worn and had been patched many times and while I didn’t measure the pockets on the sail, the battens fit that sail. when I tried to put them in the new...
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    Epic day with our lasers

    Thank you very much for sharing the video. That was motivational.
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    Old Laser help requested?

    so would I mix the 105 with 205 and inject it into the crack like I did the flex seal? would I add a filler like 406 to put into a crack like I had or just use the 105 mixed with 205 with nothing else mixed in? I’ve never worked with fiberglass before so thats where my hesitation was and why I...
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    Old Laser help requested?

    i wonder if it would have been better to use epoxy resin rather than flex seal. im discovering that although the initial buy in was inexpensive, it’s starting to become the black hole that money keeps disappear in, even for such a simple craft... I now need battens as the old battens for the...
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    Epic day with our lasers

    That is awesome, how long did it take to sail that track? I’ve sailed under the Golden Gate Bridge exactly 6 times, but all 6 times it was under power - all steam turbine - 4 times under nuclear power, 2 times old fashioned oil fired boiler steam powered.
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    Old Laser help requested?

    First time sailing since the cockpit drain hole repair. water in the cockpit. But no water in the boat hull!!!! So the flex seal in the cockpit hole crack works for now. new lines. Picked up a new sail from vela sailing. So not bad for $200 for the boat and trailer. $69 for the...
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    Old Laser help requested?

    this is what I used to figure out the sail number. You have to follow the link on the page that goes to Dr Lasers fAQ page. Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn’t. https://www.laserinternational.org/about-the-laser/how-old-is-my-laser/
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    Old Laser help requested?

    For some reason I don't have a warm fuzzy about the crack repair... I was hoping that I could just put the bushing in and silicone caulk the bushing and call it good. Now that I look at it more, looks like it had been repaired in the past and it's cracked again. So I suspect that its just...
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    Old Laser help requested?

    this is the brass bailer bushing. The cockpit hole in the 1973 laser has the same diameter as the inside diameter of the brass bushing. So it doesn’t fit (the bushing is backwards in this photo. The threads are supposed to come from the cockpit thru the hole so that the threads are on the...
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    Old Laser help requested?

    I was thinking Dremel as well. but I have no way of ensuring I don't make a bigger hole than I need. Because it's just a recreational Laser, Im starting to think about just filling the crack with resin - I have the West system so mix the 105 Epoxy Resin and 205 Hardner together and add 406...
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    Old Laser help requested?

    I got the brass bushing in today and when I went out to put it in the hole. It is definitely too big. I’ll have to enlarge the hole to put it in. I’m going to have to figure out how to do this.
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    need help with Laser

    Im not in New York, but welcome and I wish you fair seas, and hope you're able to get it out on the lake. Im new here too and am figuring out how to sail again. and discovering it is so much fun like it was 20 years ago.
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    Old Laser help requested?

    Ok. It has been fun sailing around. Still sucks having to drain out the boat taking it out of the water after blowing into the drain plug and giving the boat a soapie. Ive discovered two leak locations... the cockpit drain hole and the lower rudder gudgeon screws appears to be...
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