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Soft hull


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Hello, thank you for reading. I have recently bought a second hand laser and I have found that the hull is soft on the laterals. You can see the movement in the attached video. The softness is around that zone in both sides. Other areas of the hull are stiffer. How bad is it? Of course it will have impact on sailing performance, but it will have important speed difference against a stiffer laser?
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Mason Baird

New Member
My hull is soft there as well but it doesn’t flex that much. I’ve continued to race mine despit it being soft and am still able to keep up. That spot takes little impact from waves anyways so sailing it has little effect on it.