What happened to colored Lasers?

Do you miss colored Lasers?

  • Yes, I liked the colors.

    Votes: 27 79.4%
  • No, I don't really care.

    Votes: 7 20.6%

  • Total voters
    34
#21
In Australia you can order a Laser in just about any colour you can think of. Naturally there is a cost aspect and you also need to consider matching gelcoat for repairs. With a huge number of our boats being recirculated charters, they do tend to be generic. Lasers are meant to be generic looking, I think :)
 
#23
looks like true blue with a dash of smoke grey but as with all colour matching you would have to clean up a patch with cutting compound as that boat looks really dirty. the other thing is you cannot really tell from a pc or a photo as the camera and the display settings could make it look like a totally different colour so its just a guess.
laser must have made literally hundreds of colour combinations almost every batch seems to vary, i think they just mixed whatever they had to hand so in that case there would be no official name for the colour and if there is and somebody knows what pigments or gel coat to mix together i would be very grateful for the knowledge.
 
#24
You can still order a Laser in just about any colour you want, but it will cost more and you'll have to wait for production before you can collect it. Also, if it needs repairs it may take longer to source the correct gelcoat. Sails however are a different story and you'll have to accept generic white.
 
#27
Thanks Torrid... that boat was a total and absolute wreck. I don't know if we'd do it again.. but for this project it turned out really nice.

We are going to mate this to custom grey and tangerine radial laminate sails.
 
#31
Just finished working on a 1974 vintage boat. Hull is a very manly robin's egg blue - yuk. When it is done, it will be fire engine red so as to be more easily seen. I have been told that Red was one of the original Laser colors.
 

Wavedancer

Upside down?
Staff member
#33
Thanks Torrid... that boat was a total and absolute wreck. I don't know if we'd do it again.. but for this project it turned out really nice.

We are going to mate this to custom grey and tangerine radial laminate sails.
A (transparent) Hansen sail would look great IMHO and bring out the 'interesting' deck colors.
I am assuming this is not going to be a 'legal' racing Laser/Torch.
 
#35
Honestly, I think "white hulls" are nicer than many colors. But I could really dig different colored decks. Perhaps a black hull option as well.

If they were smart, whoever gets the contract would do a black and red hull with black and red sails.
 

Voodoo 158546

Hard hiking at the end of a 3hr race, killer
#39
Regarding the Whitstable art sails - talking to the guys they say the sails are quite heavy because of the vinyl printing.
 
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