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Laser number confusion

Amy89

New Member
Hi all,

I just acquired my first Laser 1 yesterday. I have a hull number of 17375 and a sail number of 5450. I have looked on the Laser website to help me age the boat but neither numbers are long enough to match a year. Anyone else experienced this and if so how did you go about finding out how old the boat is?

Thanks in advance
 

LaLi

Well-Known Member
Hi Amy,

first, ignore what it says on the sail as it's obviously from another boat. Where is the hull number? If it's embossed under the bow eye, then it's really 17375, from 1974. If it's on a plaque on the back wall of the cockpit, then it's actually 117375 from 1984.

Knowing the colours would help, too. Is the deck more "ivory"-coloured, or actually white?

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Amy89

New Member
Hi LaLi

It's on a plaque in the cockpit but there is no evidence of another 1 and the numbers on the plaque are extremely clear. The deck is more ivory coloured
 

LaLi

Well-Known Member
The initial "1" was, unlike the rest of the number, printed on the plaque and has faded away. Sounds like the deck has conversely gained some colour :rolleyes:

This thread tells all about the phenomenon in question: Hard TIme Reading Serial Number

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Amy89

New Member
Thank you so much for that link, my boat has the exact same problem with the plaque being faded and is almost identical to the boat in question in that post.
 
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