Hi, the class doesn't know the plan, although Laser Performance had Paul Jon Patin test two U.K.- built Sunfish this summer, so they seem to be investigating the idea.Chris, rumors have it that Sunfish production will be moved from China to the UK.
Is there something to this?
LP builds Lasers for the US and Euro markets in England (Banbury). Made in UKHi, the class doesn't know the plan, although Laser Performance had Paul Jon Patin test two U.K.- built Sunfish this summer, so they seem to be investigating the idea.
No, I hadn't seen that, but this does appear the same unfortunate (!) guy.Wavedancer - you'll notice that in the picture I posted, and the picture you posted (perhaps the same sailor/boat?) - the rudder and tiller are completely missing. Must have somehow lost it when the Sunfish flipped and turtled.
You are correct; my scenario appears to be wrongHmmm, but even if the tiller strap attachment broke, why would that disengage the rudder from the rudder bracket? It seems like you would just loose the ability to control the rudder, not that the whole thing would fall off
I'm pretty sure it's new, but I have to admit that I wasn't looking for any evidence that it had been bent and straightened? The pick-up process after the world's was like this: select which hull you want, then select a set of spars from a pile of them in a cradle...optional to take the time to find the ones labeled to match your hull (took me about 5 minutes)...find the sail that matches, etc. The dagger board and rudder were handed to me...no picking to match, but they were labeled also. So it wasn't until. I saw this thread, and the crunched upper boom that I had any reason to take a super close look at the upper spar. With a house full of Hurricane evacuees this weekend, I didn't get the chance to drive to the shore where my boat is to take a close look. But everything worked great last Sunday.Rob PA - was the upper boom at least a new one? I'd hope that was the case, as opposed to a straightened out bent one!