Laser: sail number year of construction

Leon

New Member
Thread starter #1
I have an old laser (52816 as sail number). How can I identify the year of cnstruction?
Is there a table to associate sail number to the year of construction?
Thanks for you help,
Leo
 

torrid

Just sailing
#5
This comes up frequently, and I saved this from a previous discussion. I'm not sure who compiled the data.

Laser Boat Age

YEAR SAIL NUMBER
1977 35265 - 42273
1978 42274 - 56277
1979 56278 -72998
1980 72999 - 86490
1981 86491- 93254
1982 93255 -104928
1983 104929 -112845
1984 112846 -118022
1985 118023 -123688
1986 123689 -128595
1987 128596 -132231
1988 132232 -136322
1989 136323 -139659
1990 139660 -142789
1991 142790 -145705
1992 145706 -148322
1993 148323 -152360
1994 152361-155822
1995 155823 -158264
1996 158265 -161382
1997 161383 -164398
1998 164399 -166270
1999 166271 -168874
2000 168875 - 171536
2001 171537 - 173950
2002 173950 - 176694
2003 176695 - 179554
2004 179555 - 182213
2005 182214 - 185370
2006 185371 - 188573
2007 188575 -
 

LaLi

Active Member
#6
That's the same list... and it's been copied a lot, I just found it even on a Hong Kong club's site.

I think I have seen one with pre-1977 and post-2007 numbers, though. Will post a link if/when found.
 
#7
Bought my first Laser in the UK in October 1977 with the number 52494. Laser numbers were issued in blocks to each manufacturer world-wide to ensure that the boat-numbers in one region were not substantially out of kilter with the other regions. Your boat is likely to be late 1977 - early 1978.
 

LaLi

Active Member
#12
how many by LP and how many by PSA
Taking the total numbers from the ILCA yearbook and applying the longtime global trend from torrid's first graph regionally, one gets these, I think realistic figures:

PSJ: 3 %, max.
PSA: 10 %, max.
LP: the rest.

If anyone knows any real numbers, let's hear them. But I'd be surprised if PSA built significantly more than 200 boats a year.
 
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