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    Looking for some help !

    Afternoon everyone, I was given a 2008 Vangard Laser Radial last year. Hull # OQTL0408J708. W/ Club Laser Holt XD Rigging. Was hoping my kids would enjoy it as they are interested in sailing (last 3 years) We quickly found out that this great boat was not for a new recreational sailor. I...
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    Need Help/Advice

    Hello. I need some advice. Yesterday I was sailing my Laser 14 (no jib) in serious wind and waves. I was doing good until I tried to tack into the wind. I pushed the tiller away, released the mainsheet, and leaned back. The sail flapped like crazy and all three battons flew out. I got about 60%...
  3. Robert Pinkham

    Veteran seeking help

    Hello, thank you for reading. I am new to the group and hoping for a miracle, so here goes. I am a 100% percent disabled veteran. I suffer from PTSD and a TBI along with a host of other injuries. I have found that being on the water with the wind in my face has been a powerful therapy for me. I...
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    The best way to single hand a Laser Bahia?

    So I am a big fan of Dinghys such as the Laser Bahia, Sport 14 and Wayferer (and on occasion Redwings). I love the feel of racing through the waves in Boats bigger than Fevas and Topaz. We have a decent number of sailors in the Handicap. However occasionally I don't have a crew when I am...
  5. jleonard99

    Heavy Sunfish

    Hey everyone, I just bought a 1978 Sunfish and once I got home and pulled it off the trailer I noticed it was heavy. The hull looks to be in amazing condition, but it doesn't have any inspection ports, so I figure it is time for that. I am planning on installing just one behind the splash guard...
  6. Kal-El

    Repair badly damaged bow; PLEASE HELP

    My wife and I purchased a 1973 Sunfish last summer. It was in great shape and we cartopped it for the long ride home. We got it home with no issues and, after a few minor repairs and a new sail, we headed off to the lake. We are newbie sailors and spent the day practicing. After finishing...
  7. Drew Kobasa

    Sunfish Hull Repair Help

    Hi guys, I just bought my first sunfish last weekend. It's a 1988. I got a great deal on it with a racing sail, but it has some damage. The guy I bought it from said during the winter wind flipped the sailboat and the impact caused the crack. I've looked through the forums, but I haven't found...
  8. T

    Restoring a Sunfish?

    I'm new to sailing and boats in general and don't know that much about repairing boats. I recently came into possession of a sunfish sailboat and I would like to restore it if possible. Any information would be greatly appreciated. I believe the boat is from the 1980s. There is a sticker that...
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    Laser upwind Boatspeed?

    I am a laser sailor who has sailed a laser for two seasons. Despite my reasonable time sailing a laser, I am still struggling to get upwind Boatspeed. The boat I have started with the basics of laser but with aide from my club, is now rigged up-to-date. I sail a radial rig and weigh...
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