as the title says, i'm looking for a quality laser (race condition) within 4 hours any direction of Central/North Iowa... MSP, Chicago, KC, etc....
Willing to spend up to $3500 for a good race boat.
here you go. pretty complete explanation of the MC. your vang might still be the old style with the aluminum triangle rather than the cascading system, feel free to message me if that's the case and i can explain how to rig that.
Thanks for all the info guys and gals. Really the question was nothing more than to occupy my mind as I watch it snow here in the Upper Mindwest, USA.
SailingMania and AlanD, you guys make very good points, of course I don't race on that level, I don't even race Lasers full time. For...
I'm sure most will think this is a silly question but I suppose I'll ask anyway: Have we hit hull # 200,000? I don't race much (once a year at best) in the Laser and have yet to see one. Just curious. Thanks.
Ian if you look really closely at the North sail, there is some tension on the leach. It's not two blocked but there is tension. Now look at the leach from top to bottom and in to the inboard edge of the batten pockets. You see the "stretch marks"? Looks the same as the current sail when tension...
Look at those sails side by side. I don't think the North submission is all that much an improvement from the current. The Hyde on the other hand really addresses the problems of the sail.
Assuming the Hyde sail performs just like the current class legal sail and improves it's durability...
I agree with Yellow that it may be worth the wait for the '09-'12 rulebook to come out. It should be published and distributed this fall I would expect.
At that time get the rulebook itself and Dave Perry's latest book explaining the rules (i'm sure it'll be out about the same time)