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    North vs Hyde Sails & Practice sails

    I'm looking at buying a new sail. I think I'll get an official and a practice sail at the same time. So I have a couple of questions, why the difference in price between Hyde and North sails? Is there a difference in quality and also what experiences have people had with ISails and other...
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    Do spars deteriorate?

    I'm looking at getting a new top section for my mast but have been offered the top section from a very old laser that has hardly been used in the last 5 to 10 years. Does it lose any flexibility or change in any way with age?
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    New Tiller doesn't fit??

    Just purchased a new carbon tiller to replace a very old bulky aluminium tiller. However, when I push the new one into the rudder casing it doesn't fit. It hardly pushes in at all and is very lose when I do get it in a bit. Do I need a tiller jam, a new tiller box section or is it possible to...
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    8.1 Sail performance and handicap

    Greetings, I'm new to this forum, but have been sailing lasers since 1990; to be honest not really as I spent from about 1992 to 2008 without racing but it sounds better the other way. Recently I've been doing reasonably well in the club racing almost always in the top 3 sometimes first (of...
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