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1983 Laser Rainbow deck

gibsailor

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I recently picked up an old laser with a rainbow sail and the same rainbow across the deck. Have not confirmed but i believe it was manufactured in 1983. Was this standard or did someone paint the deck like this?
 

Horizon

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That will be a Super Laser from the early 80's

There were a number of different pattern stickers used on the stripe on the deck depending on the "special edition" of the Laser being made. I know some sailors didn't like them because there was no non-slip where the sticker went aft of the mast and the deck was slippery when the sailor was sitting right up forward in light airs!
 

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gibsailor

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That will be a Super Laser from the early 80's

There were a number of different pattern stickers used on the stripe on the deck depending on the "special edition" of the Laser being made. I know some sailors didn't like them because there was no non-slip where the sticker went aft of the mast and the deck was slippery when the sailor was sitting right up forward in light airs!
Thanks Horizon. Are the Super Laser series different dimensions than the standard Laser class? I have been sailing Lasers most of my life and have not run across any like this.
 

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Horizon

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Are the Super Laser series different dimensions than the standard Laser class?
No. The boat was exactly the same as a normal Laser - just with the sticker on the deck. But still fully class legal, as was the sail.

Your boat and sail looks in good condition. Enjoy your time in her !
 

Eddie_E

Active Member
I have exactly the same Laser except mine is a 82' model. From what I could find with my serial number, I believe mine was made in Canada.
It's possible to paint the hull, I sure did. Keep an eye on the seam between the top deck and bottom. The good news is those boats have a strong mast step, but the top deck can separate from the top of the dagger board trunk.
 
I have an ‘82 Super Laser with the stripes. In really good shape as it’s been stored inside for the past 25 years, and only use 5 times over that period of time. I’d consider selling if somebody was interested?
 
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