I enjoyed going to the Miami OCR regatta, I knew there wasn't a snowball's chance in hell I was going to be competative. It was light winds for 4 out of 5 racing days. We sailed (about my guess) 4-5 miles out in Biscayne bay. If you didn't know someone that had a coach boat...
Sailor 327.... You are right you won't bend a carbon fiber tiller extension, it'll break, I've broken two. The good thing about the aluminium is if you bend it, unless bent really badly you can straighten it back out. Wrapping sports tape or something similiar on the shaft will cure those...
Welcome the the Laser community, I hope the way you have shown your Laser in the pictures isn't the way you plan to sail it. Look up a link for rigging the old style rigging (pre-2001 upgrade package) on either here (The Laser Forum) or the internet. Or even better see if you...
Did someone ring my bell.... Betcha y'all thought I fell off the planet...... Just back from Alaska.
P.S. anyone new want to go sailing? This won't be my first newbie rodeo.
After reading this thread... I think this maybe a possible solution for you... She's scared of capasizing and not being able to re-right I'm assuming (we all know what happens whenenced de assuming commences). Have you had her practice re-righting the boat in shallow...
Replacing rivets is fairly easy and does not require a professional to remove and install. With a cordless drill and (I'm assuming it is a 3/16" rivet) 3/16" drill you can drill out the existing rivets. Then get (beg or borrow) a rivet gun and reinstall the new rivets. You...
There's been a few threads on the auto-bailer. I not going to attemp to hunt for them. One of the things I've found to be very helpful in installing a bailer is to remove it, replace all of the parts you need to ("O" rings of course and maybe the pivoting door if it is...
This is one of the tricks I've used, I don't know if it will work for you or not. What I do is get the boat completely rigged mast stepped and boom attached to the vang, tighten the vang all the way to keep to boom against the deck, without having the sail on. Leaving cunningham...
If your fairly handy with tools and wood working, it's fairly simple to make a wedge, I bought and finished a wooden tiller, I cut a small wedge of teak and used a small stainless pan head wood screw to secure it to the square tiller along with some epoxy. Sanded it and used...
Mine is Skulduggery!
skull·dug·ger·y or skul·dug·ger·y ( P ) Pronunciation Key (skl-dg-r)
n. pl. skull·dug·ger·ies
Crafty deception or trickery or an instance of it.
Howdy Fellow Laserites,
Anyone else headed for the Texas Gulf coast the 2nd week of June? Love to meet some of the other posters to the Laser Forum there. I'm looking forward to big breeze and choppy seas (it'll probably eat my lunch)!
Those kickers will keep those barging sailors away at the start and just let some port tacker think he can cross in front of you.... That stiletto heel and pointy toe look like they should be registered as deadly weapons....
Have a blast in it.... Nothing finer then being up on a plane, screaming fast reaches in high winds. At 165 you've got enough weight to manage the full rig after you get your boat handling skills down. Expect to swim, repeatedly as you learn what not to do. The boat will...
If I remember right, the rules state that you have to use the same screw holes as the original single cleat. So it screws you regarding the added clam cleat. I'd seriously doubt you'd ever get protested for it. But you might get nailed at a grand prix or ISAF regatta event if...