Laser (full rig) vs Radial

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Hi guys,
Just wondering what makes a Laser Radial different than a Standard. I know the sail size is smaller but is that the only difference? I mean, if i had a standard would i just have to switch out the sails and whammo!? I guess i could look it up but i'm too lazy i guess.


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If you have an original design Standard sail, then even the battens are the same. The Mark II Standard has different battens which you can't put in a Radial sail.

All of the above applies to the 4.7 rig as well, except you need a longer outhaul line for the 4.7 as the foot is 260 mm shorter.