Laser 2

The best ”mod” for singlehanding (and the only one I will recommend) is to get an actual singlehanded boat.

Rig the trapezes, post pictures, and I’ll tell what should be changed (if anything).

What number is your boat, what’s the transom code?

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Here are two photos i just picked the boat up on the weekend and rigged it to figure out what i need to get
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If you just tie the rope handle to the back hole on the daggerboard (assuming you have the daggerboard) it will be easier to pull up each time. and if the carpets are still in the slot, spray the daggerboard with McLube. Also, tie the daggerboard to the boat because if it's lost, then take the boat to junk yard as there are no replacements. The mast is one of a kind too, so baby that.
 
The best ”mod” for singlehanding (and the only one I will recommend) is to get an actual singlehanded boat.

Rig the trapezes, post pictures, and I’ll tell what should be changed (if anything).

What number is your boat, what’s the transom code?

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Transom code is

ZIDO5330K586
 
Tensioning the rig requires leaning out out the fore stay while crew member pulls jib halyard and hooks steel cable part of halyard onto hooks on mast. Unusual.

To single hand with trapeze you will need a longer tiller extension. This will need to be telescopic as to go about it needs to be reduced in length to fit between the main sheet on stern and boom.

Good luck with this project.

Mark
 
ZIDO5330K586
So... sail number 5330, built by Laser International in Hawkesbury, Ontario, in November 1985 :) Means no spinnaker launcher, and two gudgeons on the transom (instead of a gudgeon and a pintle), among other things.

The trapezes are ok except that the elastic should be tied to the block of the ring fitting, instead of the ring itself. (This is a very common rookie mistake, worldwide!). Also, you’d want to lead the elastic directly from the side deck to the block on the foredeck; the jib leads should be nearly always in the innermost position, so that the trapeze elastic goes outside of them, over the track.

I also see that the traveller is set up ”Laser-style”, which makes no sense in the Laser 2. Rig it like this instead:
Many more useful videos on that channel obviously :)

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