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  1. Kaiser

    I don't understand the traveler design - please 'splain it to me

    So I was sailing around the other weekend and got to staring at the traveler - and it seems fundamentally broken to me. The point of a traveler, as I understand it, is to fix where the boom sits relative to the centerline of the boat when it's block-to-block. That is, I believe when the...
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    '65 Lightning restore thread

    I haven't been posting up about the restore I've been doing on my Lightning - wasn't sure if anyone would be interested - but HERE is a link to my thread about it (which is itself a copy of the real thread on the offroad truck board where a lot of my friends hang out... I'm...
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    What is similar to a Thistle - but easier to come by?

    I hate to admit that I let my C-15 go to pieces... it's just been sitting in the sun too long to be salvageable. I think i'd like something like a Thistle - nice and open - able to fit several people - and easy to repair if it gets damaged - because there is so much easy access from the inside...
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    Lake Travis sailing (warning: many many embedded pics)

    I risked my small camera to get some shots out on the lake today... nothing big - just fooling around... plus it's really hard to sail a Laser with a camera in one hand! Check out the movies: MOVIE 1 MOVIE 2 MOVIE 3 MOVIE 4 MOVIE 5 pics:
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    Let's hope those trailer tires are rated for high speed!

    My normal tow vehicle is going to be in the shop for the next month getting hail damage repaired, so I had to improvise: BTW - just kidding about the high speed thing.... this vehicle isn't rated to tow at all - so I plan to be very careful with it. The hitch is really cool, though - it's a...
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    Centerboard stop question

    I'm taking the hardware off my centerboard and rudder for some badly needed painting and I can't figure out how to take the centerboard stop apart. The drawing on the APS site makes it look like the two ends just screw onto a center stud - but I'm afraid to twist too hard and break the ends...
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    My Laser Mistake (and a specific mast step repair Q)

    Soooo.... I made a mistake. Someone on here was (is) selling an awesome nearly new Laser in my area at a good price - but I decided to be cheap and get an older one. I thought it looked decent when I went to look at it - but now I realize it's kind of a POS... that I paid way too much for...
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    n00b - thinking of buying

    Hi all! It struck me a few days ago that I haven't been sailing in nearly two years (since I moved to Austin) :eek: - and that my poor little C-15 hasn't been on the water in about 4 :( I think the main reason for that is because the C-15 pretty much requires two people - which puts it over a...