My original equipment aluminum fairleads are starting to lose paint after 8 years of light to moderate winds on small lakes.
Is it time to:
a. get new fairleads to go with the my new sail
b. get over the paint loss
c. get a new Laser
From the Lightning Class website:
What is perhaps unusual in the boat is that the designers, Sparkman and Stevens, gave the Class association not only rights, but ownership of the design and the name. All royalties for many of the boat’s components, including the hull, mast, and sails go to...
I have a lightly used 7 year old Laser which now gets a couple teaspoons worth of water in it after sailing for a few hours. Its always been bone dry previously. Where are the most suspect areas to look for a leak.
My bottom was delivered in 1957 and it is a little soft as well.
I'd think the cost of time and money would be better spent on a different hull. I've done this on a Sunfish by installing a port in the aft end of the cockpit and putting fiberglass supports in spots between the hull and the...
To those of you whose pay is based on your production: Don't you wish you had the luxury of delaying your decisions and actions whenever you don't feel right about something and yet continue to add your billable hours to the tab?
Stiff hull in excellent condition for its age. My son used it about 4 times in 6 years. Blades and blade bag are like new. Upgraded vang, cunningham and outhaul, also used about 4 times. Garaged stored. Fresh water sailed.
This months issue is another that makes me wonder why I subscribe.
Is there a sailing periodical out there that caters to smaller boats and one design classes?
Would there be sufficient interest if one was published?