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  1. seawardone

    Bent Deck Plate - Why???

    The following new laser rigging video from the gang at West Coast Sailing shows another simple but seemingly effective option for mast retainer setup.
  2. seawardone

    Bent Deck Plate - Why???

    Brucebrad et. al: I'm going to try the setup below from Steve C. Looks pretty solid and clearly would have prevented my issues. He even demo's the full mast rotation!
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    Bent Deck Plate - Why???

    Hey Guys, Bingo! I failed to share with you that Sunday morning my mainsheet stopper knot came loose. I proceeded to watch as it snaked its way out of the boom blocks. Before I knew it, the boom had rotated a full 180 degrees from center line and was directly out in front of my bow. I could...
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    Bent Deck Plate - Why???

    LaLi - Thanks for the response. Both vang and outhaul are the stock upgrade kits from Harken. I just can't imagine I did this with normal adjustments even under big breeze. Defective material was my conclusion the last time I did this. I'm second guessing this now.and $41 is a lot for these!
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    Bent Deck Plate - Why???

    Hi Folks, A rather embarrassing post, but has anyone seen this before? I've managed to bend my cunningham/outhaul deck plate twice now in two years. It happens in the exact same place (starboard side) and I simply have no idea how it occurred. FYI - in picture, left block=cunningham...
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    New Power Head Sail by Intensity

    At 9.6 square meters, I'm about to pull the trigger. Anyone test driven this new sail from Intensity? Peace
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    Dimensions of Seitech Laser Dolly

    Hey gang... I am trying to locate dimensions but to no avail. I'm particularly interested in maximum width/beam which I assume to be from outer edge of port tire to outer edge of starboard tire. Could someone kindly reply with this information? Thanks in advance!
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    ACME Fatso Section

    Here goes a super long shot, but does anyone have 12-18 inches of an original ACME Fatso (not JR) carbon tiller extension lying around? Last year, a dock somehow ate mine and I cannot find the short section to save my life. I went ahead and bought a new one but I was hoping to repair my old...
  9. seawardone

    rooster tactics dvd

    I just ordered the DVDs yesterday (4/19) from APS. They are backordered from Rooster across the pond but should arrive at APS within two weeks. 'Cant wait!
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    4.7 Lower Section Length

    Thanks Merrily. That was my primary concern. I am hoping to hear from some 4.7 sailors or perhaps even see a photo. I'm curious if the crook perhaps fits nicely if turned down toward the cockpit. If anyone has other comments, I'd sure appreciate them. Cheers!
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    4.7 Lower Section Length

    'Thinking about picking up a 4.7 lower mast section for my wife and son. Could someone please tell me the length? I'm trying to determine if the section is long enough to ride on the foam spar partners I do with the boom and standard upper and lower sections. Thanks! UPDATE! I...
  12. seawardone

    What's with the yellow flags?

    For months, I've been puzzled by the small yellow flags just below the gooseneck on many lasers. Initially, I thought they were protest flags but it seems to me they are more permanently attached...often with duct tape. Here are two specific examples, using Paul's RYA book. One can be found...
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    Requesting Identification of Mystery Items

    Hey Folks... So I've done my best to search TLF for an answer but I keep coming up empty. 'Would appreciate any insight you might be able to offer. Question #1: My boat has a single square of Velcro located topside between the forward most point of the daggerboard slot and the upgraded combo...
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    The Advanced Laser Boat Handling DVD

    This DVD sounds very promising. I read several reviews which indicated the content is quite good. Before I take the plunge, however, I'd like to know if anyone could comment the following: * How is the quality (i.e. resolution) of the actual video? (I presume it was filmed in digital) I'm...
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    Olympic Coverage?

    Hey Gang, I have to agree with a statement made earlier that the user interface is not terribly intuitive. Let me see if I can help you (and others) locate the laser sailing. If you visit the URL I posted earlier, you "should" see the following list: Day 1 Saturday, August 9 Day 2 Sunday...
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    Olympic Coverage?

    What's up folks? While it certainly is a bit disappointing that we don't enjoy TV coverage, I've been most pleased with the online coverage. From the quality of the video to the complete coverage (pre-race to the last finisher), I feel very fortunate for what we do have. I particularly like...