A Minifish II sail is a cat rig and a Sunfish is lateen, so I don’t thing you can make a very good Minifish II sail starting out with a sunfish sail.
You might want to try finding an old Laser sail to use as a starting point. It already has the requisite mast sleeve. Minifish II look cool...
That’s a very interesting idea! As long as they are not enforcing class rules you’re good to go. I think you could successfully hoist the sail on the starboard side without changing the eye though, and there is no class rule saying which side of the mast the sail needs to go on.
There is no way LP and TLC will let ILCAs sail with LP Lasers. Their whole idea is to be the monopoly mfr of TLC Lasers. They said they will consider licensing other builders, but ILCA mfrs are not going to want to support TLC, and visa versa.
As an American Laser sailor I am thrilled that...
I doubt anyone has done this. I doubt you will get exhilarating speed unless you change the rig. Your best use of time would probably be to buy an existing Laser and make foils. You can buy Laser foils but they are pricey.
The port itself provides rigidity. It’s also a good idea to install a long vertical wood backer to span from deck level to below the cockpit tub for more rigidity. That way the cockpit isn’t taking as much load as if you just put a small backer in place.
Good eye L&VW!!!!! I will bet my cone you are correct. I assumed after the "no cubby" comment those stripes were painted on, but I am now sure you are correct - that is a late 1971 with the appropriate gelcoat stripes for that year.
Breeze Bender, AMF used to suggest splitting the hull / deck seam at the stern to upgrade to the new style rudder.
BTW there must be a way to register an old boat without a note from the mfr. Many, many mfrs have gone out of business over the years and those boats would be unusable in PA.
Polishing compound and wax are two different things. Did the Lightning get polished with compound or waxed?
My vote would be to sand to 2000 grit (or possible only 1000) and then coat with Hullcoat from McLube. That stuff is slippery!
All that LP stuff is gobbledegook to try to distract people from the facts. Just to pull 2 random points out their response - the first one below about generic names is really none of LP's business and unlikely to impact one design principles. The second one says licenses would be needed - I...
I see what Chris means. But it looks like there was a strap that is torn in the back and missing altogether in the front. Dangerous to go sailing that way. Looks like there is a bailer in the "usual spot."