Laser Camper

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I recall reading something about Laser camping in the owners manual from the mid 1980s. Other than Ron Pattenden's "Land on My Right" adventure, was that really a thing? Regardless, I am working on a boat that pulled apart into top and bottom halves. As I reassemble it, I would like to "camperize" it. So far, that means coating the inner surfaces with fresh epoxy. When I stuff the hull with supplies, I want to feel confident that cargo won't be shredded on spikey fibers. Here are some photos:
https://goo.gl/photos/hXcwXpWsUjXNwFJq8

What features would you want in a Laser Camper?
 
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If I was to use a laser for distance I'd need a way of reducing sail easily at sea without leaving the cockpit.
Laser can be quite wet. I'd add a breakwater on the deck just forward of the cockpit. For real time in the boat I would take 2-3" thick foam pads and glue them to the side decks to make it comfy and raise the seating position a bit. I'd dispense with the aft sheeting and go fully centered. This would need a new boom. I guess it really depends on where you are cruising......Finally I'd shorten the leach by 9" (just add another cringle further up. This would raise the boom making it easier in a blow as it would not catch the water as easily, or my head.
 
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I recall reading something about Laser camping in the owners manual from the mid 1980s. Other than Ron Pattenden's "Land on My Right" adventure, was that really a thing? Regardless, I am working on a boat that pulled apart into top and bottom halves. As I reassemble it, I would like to "camperize" it. So far, that means coating the inner surfaces with fresh epoxy. When I stuff the hull with supplies, I want to feel confident that cargo won't be shredded on spikey fibers. Here are some photos:
https://goo.gl/photos/hXcwXpWsUjXNwFJq8

What features would you want in a Laser Camper?
Awesome! Looks like mine did haha. Good luck!
 
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