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  1. JuanCH

    Gunwale or sling trolley?

    Hi there, any experiences with these 2 types of trolleys? Gunwale trolley more stable I guess. may damage gunwale. Sling trolley, less stable , esp when coming out of the water. More stress on bottom of the boat? What are your thoughts? Thxs
  2. JuanCH

    What do you use to hold sheet ratchet?

    hello! Just curious, what do you use to hold the mainsheet ratchet upward? I have been using a spring but I saw some boats with a rubber like support to hold it upward. is it class legal? how does it work? Thanks!!
  3. JuanCH

    Laser Sheet diameter?

    should I go for a 7 mm sheet? 8 mm seems way too much and 6mm just don't know. any ideas? thanks
  4. JuanCH

    Laser mast disc anyone?

    Hi there, how about these laser mast discs (teflon) to protect the mast bottom of the boat? Any users here? How many discs should you use? I read somewhere you can use one and some sites say you need 3 of them,. Thanks all!!
  5. JuanCH

    Mark on bottom

    2011 UK made.
  6. JuanCH

    Mark on bottom

    Hi there, is this mark normal on the hull? Some say it’s normal , it’s where the mast sits, kind of reinforced spot.
  7. JuanCH

    Rooster Tactics DVD

    hi all where can i watch some footage of the dvds? any links? Thanks
  8. JuanCH

    Traveler: should be tuned ?

    luciano, the traveler line should be tight but the blocks shoulds run free when tacking. when beating the traveler line should not go upwards. hope it helps. ask around other sailors in your club. good luck
  9. JuanCH

    Class Politics  Laser Class - Builders ?!?

    Hi all, I just want to know what´s going on with the Laser Class, I´ve been told recently that in the near future Lasers will be manufactured and sold by whatever constructor following the class specs, just like other classes (Optimist). I am based in Argentina and it´s hard to find some spare...
  10. JuanCH

    New Radial cut Standard Sail in the works? New composite top mast?

    Hi all Ive heard that a new Standard sail is in the works and a new carbon top section ?? That´s gonna be expensive man!! Will those changes come into action soon??.
  11. JuanCH

    On a run (mainsheet in hand)

    Hi all! This new format looks pretty cool. Ok here is my doubt. Today I went sailing (7-8knots). When I was on a run I had the sheet in my hand, I grabbed it in front of the ratchet so I could feel the pressure of the sail. But whenever you feel that pressure is starting to grow, what am I...
  12. JuanCH

    Books on Strategy and Tuning

    Dave Perry`s works right (Winning in one designs)
  13. JuanCH

    Shroud tension?

    Hi all! I was wondering if you could help me with this:I would like to know how much tension is good on the shrouds , how do I know? general answer is the leeward should go a bit slack when beating in 10-15 knots; but how much "slack" is good?? 1cm / 2cm, more??? My rig is a double spreader...
  14. JuanCH

    Most used Sailing Watch??

    Hi all!! I am considering buying a new sailing watch. Any ideas? Which one is the most used among sailors? Thanks!
  15. JuanCH

    beating two-blocked. then roll tack.

    Hi all I was wondering how do you manage this situation: here it goes. you are on a beat two-blocked (medium winds), you need to tack (roll tack), do you let go some of the sheet fisrt so that the blocks are no longer two blocked? I mean, since you need go two block when you are in the process...
  16. JuanCH

    New blocks... not quite pro???

    Hi all, I´ve been noticing that some top notch laser sailors don´t use the new blocks. I´ve asked a friend of mine (ranks 7 worldwide) he says that he prefers the old ones since when it comes to easing the sheet the new ones work pretty fast and it´s hard to feel the pressure on the sail. Any...
  17. JuanCH

    Maiden voyage- smooth sailing

    14m of sheet will do!!! just enough to sail by the lee.
  18. JuanCH

    new centerborad brake. shockcord?

    Hi, I was wondering if you need a shockord to use the new centerboard brake? or is it no necessary since the new one works better. thanks!
  19. JuanCH

    New centerboard brake

    So I am a little confused here, if you buy the new brake do you have to drill new holes so that it fits ok?? I am considering buying but I dont want to drill holes on my hull.
  20. JuanCH

    Another question on Ronstan Clear Start !

    ok, my model is the one that goes on the wrist only! hope it lasts!!:)