I bought my 1986 Laser used about 20 years ago. Soon after I removed the gunwale supports as they didn't fit the hull. After 20 seasons , there are no indentations at all.
I think that these may occur on new hulls that are not fully cured but it has not been a problem for me, and it's easier...
Hello, we have an abandoned hull at our club. Has anyone thought of attaching simple foils say, ahead of the centreboard and rudder. I know there are kits avalailabe , but that's not the point, is it? besides the cost
Not for me; at 78, my balance is not as good as it was but I can still manage...
I have made various mods for our club fleet which have all three rigs-.
Loop of rope attached to the 4.7 clews so that the outhaul doesn't have to be adjusted radically
Outhaul pulley at the gooseneck fitted with a hook to hook into the gooseneck hole; if it isn't at the top, drill another one...
...and don't forget to fill any redundant holes in the topmast with rivets or whatever so that it doesn't fill up when you capsize.
Use only one rivet to hold the topmast collar if your current one has two.
Difficult to do with the boom as you have to move the reinforcing sleeve.
My boat is the same colour. I have used Plastic Padding gelcoat filler and added powdered pigment; I bought Cerulean Blue from an artists supplier. Alternatively buy a coloured chalk, rub he chalk on fine sandpaper and add it to the filler.
Frank Herring of Dorchester has a very wide range of...
Just reviewing pictures of the Olympics and I've only just noticed that, although the Radial sails looked standard, the full one aren't.
They are tri-radial cut in a higher tech material. Is this a portent of things to come?
Remove the lower mast base plug and use a long piece of wood to push/ hammer it out. It may be that the topmast upper plug has partly come out and is jamming so this should correct it, or that it has jammed on the gooseneck rivets.
Renew the lower mast plug.
On making a boom from a broken topmast, I find that the outhaul eye is not shown on the ILCA boom measurement page.
Does this mean all boats are illegal?
Have I just found a way to win races by protesting the boats in front of me?? (not serious!)
Are the dimensions elsewhere?
I cannot believe that large quantities of water leaked in through the breather hole since air has to come out at the same time.
Older boats had a black? plastic tube into which the bung fitted, which can break. I think it is likely that it has and water has leaked from the cockpit into the hull...