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    Laser drainage process

    My Laser (ancient hull (#32xxx), 4 races old in my ownership) also has no self bailer. There's a rubber cork on a string tangling up in the back of the cockpit. If I remember to out the cork in before launching, the cockpit stays dry until it fills from splashes. If the cork is out, when the...
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    Intro / newb questions - Billygoat

    So... my Laser racing career is off to a shaky start. My turbo vang, deck hardware and floating blocks are all installed, so I have a reasonably controllable rig now. First race was an unofficial race - not gazetted in the NOR because the lake was to be closed for a rowing event, but the rowers...
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    No trolley (dolly)

    How do you carry your boat? I have two boats, and different handling strategies for each. I don't have beach wheels (ie a dolly) for my catamaran. I launch directly from the trailer. That works best for me as my local lakes don't have beaches (one is surrounded by rocks set in concrete, which is...
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    Intro / newb questions - Billygoat

    Yep. Was down there last evening. The whole plan of getting (and fixing) this Laser was to race at Ballarat YC. I've been racing my cat there the last couple of weeks, while I've been getting my Laser seaworthy. I'm picking the local Laser fleet's brains whenever I have the chance, but it...
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    Intro / newb questions - Billygoat

    Sailed my makeshift rigged Laser for a couple of hours last weekend in 15 knots. Learned some things, not all of them involving a swim :D . Hull didn't take on any water (which surprised me, I'm pretty sure I have separated seams around my daggerboard case). Then raced my cat in 20 knots in the...
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    Intro / newb questions - Billygoat

    At this point I'm figuring I'll use that boom until it snaps at that corroded and over-drilled main block, then throw it away and get a new one. Anyhow, I cobbled together what looked like a workable (albeit nowhere near legal) rig out of what I had (triple-block vang on a dyneema strop around...
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    Intro / newb questions - Billygoat

    Heres my boom: Key slot with no key Nylon pulley has been re-saddled at some point and isn't good now Plastic clam cleat and a saddle where I expected a strap Boom end. My mistake, may not be bearings. Looks like most lasers I've seen. Markings on block are worn and very hard to read. Length...
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    Intro / newb questions - Billygoat

    Greetings Laser people. I picked up my first laser today. I'm located in Ballarat, Australia. I sailed quite a bit as a kid, then had a few decades off before getting a 14' catamaran, 2 years ago, which I've been enjoying alone (and with my 11 yo daughter) on the inland lakes around here. Now...
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