I was visiting a local sailing club a few days ago and someone there had an older Laser for sale. For its age, the deck was fairly stiff, but it did have some flex in it. It did have several circular cracks on one side near the cockpit, which I could describe looking similar to the circles of an electric stove top (but very thin rotating lines or cracks). I got the owner to fill the mast step up with water. The water drained, but very slowly . The mast step went from being completely full of water to maybe draining three inches over the next five or 10 minutes. About a quarter inch of the wooden daggerboard on the trailing edge was broken off. Spars were good and the lines, rigging , sails, etc. were older, but usable. An older trailer also was included. I have no feel for what something like this is worth. I an interested in a small one person rig to learn how to sail and have some good Sunfish options (for sure a different choice altogether) available. I have bought cars and motorcycles that were inexpensive to acquire, but real costly after I did what was necessary to make them usable. That analogy may not be applicable for a small dinghy, such as a Laser. With that said, I could get this for less than $700 or I could spend maybe a little twice that much for something that should be good to go and not need a lot of upgrading. Any thoughts from those of you who know about Lasers is greatly appreciated.