Its been a while since I have come back to this forum ....... its much different ...... and the reason i came back was to look at the laser calendar and see what travelling regatta's I should go to this year :o(
Well my laser has been a blast, and I am not giving up on it. Laser racing gives me my fill of sail boat racing, and then the occasional offshore on big boats gives me my fill of lead poisoning :eek:.
I have been considering what to do next that would involve technology, speed, athletisism...
I for one like both. Love my laser ..... love doing deliveries and racing on bigger sailboats ...... and I love running races, going fishing, and beach camping in my 18 ft RIB with 90 horse on the back.
My power boat is very fuel efficient, light to tow, easy to launch, and great to take on...
Taking the laser up to rock crock resevoir this weekend. Looks to be breeze and sunshine all weekend. All the kids are coming up and going sailing with me. It will be fun to sail around all the fisherman trying to catch trout :D.
There is only two cleaners I ever need.
For grease and WVO I use purple power:
quote=Der_Dude;142868]Please explain what simple green is. A detergent?
I just thought I would drop a note on what I do with my smelly hiking pants. Each time after I use them, I spray simple green on them and then rinse them with fresh water.
I mentioned this to some one else in my club, and he thought it was great. So just thought I would share little bit of...
Got to love the comments. She has lived with my laser sailing for 6 years know, and doesn't complain to much. Before the laser (& kids) I had a Melges 24 ... talk about spending $$$$$ on sailing ..... that is an expensive boat to campaign competitively.
Its come to this point in my life that she can put the kabosh on were and what I do. Several regattas here I have had the opportunity to PRO, but have always raced. This year she said I WILL pro to earn some $$$ instead of spend. :cool:
Oh well at least I can still do my Monday night racing :D
VC-17 is a anti-fouling bottom paint, you don't want to use that on a laser unless you plan on leaving the laser in the water all the time. If you want it to last a long time use a good epoxy paint, otherwise just go with a normal hull side coat paint from any good boat store or website.