Laser (1974) Construction Photos

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I’m starting this thread as a database of photographs showing the details of how Lasers are put together. I’ve had the opportunity recently to do some extensive repairs on my older hull and also to take apart several Vanguard hulls. I think the value of having a collection of pictures like this would be:
1. To provide insight on why failures occur.
2. And therefore how best to make repairs.
3. Document possible differences in construction methods over the years.

Hopefully this will go far beyond the usual mast step repair pictures and eventually include details of all the hull and deck areas.
 

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Rob B

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I’m starting this thread as a database of photographs showing the details of how Lasers are put together. I’ve had the opportunity recently to do some extensive repairs on my older hull and also to take apart several Vanguard hulls. I think the value of having a collection of pictures like this would be:
1. To provide insight on why failures occur.
2. And therefore how best to make repairs.
3. Document possible differences in construction methods over the years.

Hopefully this will go far beyond the usual mast step repair pictures and eventually include details of all the hull and deck areas.

Cool. Are these both from your 74 boat? One with the light inside and the other with the light outside?
 
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Yes both from the ‘74 hull. They show the side walls of the cockpit with hull turned upside down. I’ll give a more detailed explanation later....
 

LaLi

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This is something very, very good, thanks. It would help, though, if you could (re)orientate the pictures so that the deck is always up.

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This is something very, very good, thanks. It would help, though, if you could (re)orientate the pictures so that the deck is always up.

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Thanks. The photos were taken in that orientation, because the boat was flipped over for repairs. I used an iPhone through an inspection port.I’ll have plenty to post later taken from other perspectives.
 
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Here is the hull number for the ‘74 boat. Assuming I’m reading it correctly, I believe the boat is a Don Trask (sp?) hull made in California. Here is a phot of the hull/deck joint along the rail. Notice those voids. Especially the one on the outside where the rail is curving. I’ll compare that detail to the Vanguard hull later.
 

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These are shots of the cockpit area starboard side. One is looking towards the bow. Others are looking at the rear starboard corner of the cockpit. The Debri is broken cubitainers. All from ‘74 hull.
 

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In case I didn’t make myself clear, this was supposed to be a thread where people could post their own photos of Laser construction details. It was not intended to be a monologue about a 1974 hull and some Vanguards. I’m not sure why the title of the thread was altered to say (1974). So post away! I can’t be the only one with pictures like this....
 
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Just saw this thread for the first time, nice job on the photos!!! Those first two remind me of a mine tour I once took in Europe, LOL. But you are right, folks should have some good shots of the construction involved with these boats, I really like the cross-section shots of the rail, even though I've seen the same view myself, LOL. But thanks for posting... some good close-up shots of the mast step and surrounding compound curves would be invaluable to those considering working on the mast step of their own craft. Keep up the good work!!! :cool:
 
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