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EelcoT

New Member
I was wondering if anyone has a suggestion for a bigger sail on the Laser. Intensity Sails used to offer a 9.6sqm Powerhead sail, but they have stopped offering it. Rooster Sailing in the UK had a 8.1sqm sail on offer, but they will not produce the sail in the foreseeable future.

I am 6'5" and need all the help I can get!

Eelco
 
I was wondering if anyone has a suggestion for a bigger sail on the Laser. Intensity Sails used to offer a 9.6sqm Powerhead sail, but they have stopped offering it. Rooster Sailing in the UK had a 8.1sqm sail on offer, but they will not produce the sail in the foreseeable future.

I am 6'5" and need all the help I can get!

Eelco
Are you weighing over 200lbs? At some point you just too big for the boat. I think Robert Schiedt is well over 6’ but his weight is competitive. There’s always the Finn....
 

Cactus Cowboy

Well-Known Member
My Standard rig was more than sufficient to haul me around, and in those days I was a strack bulletproof 185-190 lbs., compared to my current 195-200. Light airs could be a challenge, but when are they not? And in stronger breezes, I'd often have a passenger aboard: if I was lucky, it was a slim good-looking gal with curves in all the right places, otherwise it was one of those ugly f#%ers I call my friends, LOL, and they all weighed about as much as I did. :cool:
 

Riv

Member
There is no reason why you shouldn't go to your local friendly sailmaker and discuss having a bigger sail made.
 

EelcoT

New Member
All true. I seriously considered the Finn. The point is I am a summer sailor when we are in our vacation location. The Laser is much more convenient in those circumstances. The availability (then) of the bigger sails made me buy the Laser. And then they were not....
 

Eyeper

Active Member
Whoa, this is news! I'm glad I got my 9.6sqm Powerhead sail from Intensity and will take good care of it now that there's no more new ones. I love this sail. In light air it has perfect airfoil shape and power. In heavy air it is a challenge. Especially to gybe.
 
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