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  1. lb_laser

    Opinion on used Laser

    We also have no idea how water tight the boat is either... You don't want to sail a Titanic.
  2. lb_laser

    Opinion on used Laser

    That boat is not in good shape and personally I think it would be more work to get the boat in acceptable shape again then what the Laser is worth.
  3. lb_laser

    Opinion on used Laser

    Walk away empty handed.
  4. lb_laser

    Laser care

    I take it out. It's the first thing I do when I start rigging (outside). At my club, there is some petty theft so I air on the safe side here in sunny CA.
  5. lb_laser

    Laser Stripe Re-paint

    You should go back and restart anyway if you are over.
  6. lb_laser

    Different Laser Vangs

    My boat was lucky to come with both the new Allen and the Harken. I did a performance test in 20 knots and 3 ft. chop, and the Harken model felt more responsive and far stronger. The Allen model felt cheaply built and was much harder to pull on. Same condition and line on both. Make sure that...
  7. lb_laser

    I have a few questions on a 2008 laser...

    All the hulls are the same. 3. No. 4. For the controls, upwind crank on the kicker and cunningham, if you're light use a tight outhaul. Downwind no outhaul or cunningham, just a little kicker.
  8. lb_laser

    Vanguard vs Laser Performance, Are they built differently?

    I think a good Vanguard will top a bad LP and vice versa. That said, I've always been happy with the later Vanguards (06-08). I have a 2008. Another note is that it's very important to have a good, functional rigging system.
  9. lb_laser

    Laser sail numbers

    The problem is that the sails of which you speak of aren't that common, clearly not common enough or more people would do what you suggest.
  10. lb_laser

    Laser sail numbers

    I'm not sure what you mean by that LaLi.
  11. lb_laser

    Laser sail numbers

    Just because a club does not enforce the sail rules does not make them incompetent, ignorant, or lazy. It can simply mean that they have their priorities on sailing and not supporting the monopoly that is the new class legal sail market.
  12. lb_laser

    Is it class legal to paint a Laser?

    That is exactly what I said.
  13. lb_laser

    Is it class legal to paint a Laser?

    Because ILCA wants to eliminate the advantage between other boats.
  14. lb_laser

    Is it class legal to paint a Laser?

    And Olympic hopefuls are the new standard for equipment equality or lack thereof? I don't think the average 35 year old hull is as fast as the average 7 year old one. The older one is simply heavier, and, as you rightly say, more of a challenge to sail well, which means that the odds are that...
  15. lb_laser

    Is it class legal to paint a Laser?

    It means that that it is far less likely for AlanD's point to happen. Essentially, yes. Many of the rules do not regulate advantages over other boats. In fact, the boat in question would be at the disadvantage. Not really one design. On a side note, I would imagine that some of us break a rule...
  16. lb_laser

    Is it class legal to paint a Laser?

    Few people race 35 year old plus Lasers compared to the large amount who race much newer ones. And, at many club level regattas, smaller infractions are unlikely to be policed.
  17. lb_laser

    Is it class legal to paint a Laser?

    Because some are more concerned about the class rules than 0thers.
  18. lb_laser

    Is it class legal to paint a Laser?

    If he's not going to race it, why do the rules matter?
  19. lb_laser

    Is it class legal to paint a Laser?

    Few people race with 35 year old boats so the class rules likely do not apply. Do you plan to race it?
  20. lb_laser

    Daggerboard - is GRP much better?

    If your foam ones are in good shape, you're fine.
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