1984 Full Rig Laser + 2012 Optiparts dolly - will negotiate

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Price $
975
State
OHIO
City
Cleveland suburb
Well used but fast boat, ready to sail as is. Hull has minor scratches but no damage or cracks. Bilge is dry, no water in it during the 5 seasons I sailed it - and still has a faint fiberglass smell. Deck and mast step were damaged by 2nd (of 4) owners. Mast step repair is not pretty, but is sturdy and holds mast steady in good winds. Deck was cracked at bow also (but not the hull!). I used fiberglass to repair it. It could be sanded and painted if desired (I didn't care how it looks and was too busy sailing!). Repair is very strong and boat is now easily lifted by the deck at the bow. Deck is solid with NO soft spots. Sail and most rigging were new in 2012. Sail is from Intensity Sails - not certified for competitive racing. It has some minor mildew spots but holds a great shape and has little wear. Boat has been stored in garage in winter and under cover otherwise when not sailing. Boat has only been sailed in fresh water. Hull was waxed after last sail - she’s ready to fly! With a new sail and some love this boat could be made ready for competition, but as is it’s a fun carefree knockabout boat that could be used as a trainer or just to get out on the water quickly with little set up time, and sail circles around those big displacement hulls.

Sail number: 115264.

Features and included accessories:
- Optiparts all aluminum custom dolly for laser. Comes apart with spring-buttons into three pieces: spine, axle/mid-deck support frame, and bow support/tow bar. Spine is one 7’ long square hollow aluminum piece that can be lashed to car top or hang out the back (with a red cloth). Axle and tow bar fit easily in trunk or back seat. Not rated for towing, but makes getting from the parking lot to the water’s edge a breeze.
- Tiller replaced in 2014 with Optiparts WinDesign - 3 foot aluminum tiller with 3 foot aluminum extension on elastic swivel (original wooden tiller with aluminum extension is included as a spare).
- Ritchie Navigator floating compass - removable; can be mounted on foam block via velcro strips on bottom of foam and deck
- C-Vane wind indicator - received as a gift - unopened in original packaging.
- Harken metal clew sleeve & hook (but also kept the fabric/velcro clew sleeve so you have your choice of which to use).
- 1984 centerboard and wood rudder both in great shape and make a nice hum when up on a plane (at about 7 knots of wind with a waxed hull and my 220 lbs.)
- Sail bag that also holds all rigging, too.
- Mainsheet is like new and is tough, stiff, but soft and easy on hands.
- The Laser Book, by Tim Davison - Fifth Edition 2012 reprint of 2009 edition
- RYA Laser Handbook by Paul Goodison - 2008 edition

I'm getting rid of this boat because my back is suffering from car-topping it solo (it’s very easy with two people), and my Hobie Getaway is faster and usually more fun anyway on Lake Erie. But I'll miss it - it's been a good little boat. Registration expires in 2021 in Ohio. If you're an Ohioan, you can transfer the registration for $5. The boat does not have a title - none is required in Ohio for boats under 14 feet. This boat also qualifies for a historical registration - $25 for the rest of the owner's life - since it's now more than 25 years old.

Pictures attached. More available upon request.
 

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Well used but fast boat, ready to sail as is. Hull has scratches but no damage or cracks - bilge is dry, no water in it during the 5 seasons I sailed it - and still has a faint fiberglass smell. Deck and mast step were damaged by 2nd (of 4) owners. Mast step repair is not pretty, but is sturdy and holds mast steady in good winds. Deck bow was cracked, and came off in my hands on second sail - I used a fiberglass kit to reattach it. It could be sanded and painted if desired (I didn't care how it looks and was too busy sailing!). Repair is very strong and boat is easily lifted by the bow. Otherwise, deck is solid with NO soft spots. Sail and most rigging were new in 2012. Sail is from Intensity Sails - not certified for competitive racing. It has some minor mildew spots but holds a great shape and has little wear. Boat has been stored in garage in winter and under cover otherwise when not sailing.

Sail number: 115264.

Features and included accessories:
- Tiller replaced in 2014 with Optiparts WinDesign - 3 foot tiller with 3 foot extension on elastic swivel (original tiller is included as a spare).
- Ritchie Navigator floating compass - mounted on foam block via velcro strips on bottom of foam and deck
- C-Vane wind indicator - received as a gift before my back started acting up - unopened in original packaging.
- Harken metal clew sleeve & hook (but also kept the fabric/velcro clew sleeve so you have your choice of which to use).
- 1984 centerboard and wood rudder both in great shape and make a nice hum when up on a plane (at about 7 knots of wind with a waxed hull and my 220 lbs.)
- Sail bag that also holds all rigging, too.
- Mainsheet is like new and is tough, stiff, but soft and easy on hands.
- The Laser Book, by Tim Davison - Fifth Edition 2012 reprint of 2009 edition
- RYA Laser Handbook by Paul Goodison - 2008 edition

I'm getting rid of this boat because my back is suffering from car-topping it, and my Hobie Getaway is faster and usually more fun anyway on Lake Erie. But I'll miss it - it's been a good little boat. Registration expires in 2021 in Ohio. If you're an Ohioan, you can transfer the registration for $5. The boat does not have a title - none is required in Ohio for boats under 14 feet. This boat also qualifies for a historical registration - $25 for the rest of the owner's life - since it's now more than 25 years old.

Pictures attached. More available upon request.
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