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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

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  1. moving up from a 420

    A 2nd on car top. A friend bolted (removable) 2x6's to his racks, make it wide enough to tie the mast next to the boat. Depends on the racks you have. You could use any small trailer with the boat right side up or upside down like the assemble yourself cheapies at Home Depot
  2. Singlehand 49'er?

    29'er solo might be more doable?
  3. only have to be 18 to supervise kids w/guns Youth spring turkey hunts are held on many WMAs the weekend before the spring turkey season begins. Only those under 16 years old are allowed to harvest a turkey while supervised by an adult, 18 years or older. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
  4. DTA you should email Intensity like US7070 suggested as they may have something. No guilt in buying cheaper sails to practice or blast around with.
  5. Lasers - Applying a Blow Torch

    no standing? Ha ha ha That's awesome! I guess if you sell the whole mess to someone else you can't sue like you still own it even if you sorta lease it back? ha ha ha... Thank you to the Class Assoc, Well done! Despite all the crap on the web you did the right thing w/class no pun intended. Thanks IPL for giving all the informed info be interested in your take on this too I think I've seen enough videos to last at least until GS sues...
  6. Escape Expedition Rigging

    use the solution given above, a bowline on one and tie the other to that. Don't use a shackle you do not want to break that (plastic) eye
  7. Escape Expedition Rigging

    There is no cleat. Loop it though a few times for purchase and tie it off
  8. Countdown to an RS700

    DTA you don't need a rescue boat. You laid out a pretty reasonable approach starting in lighter winds close to where you launch from. Sail upwind of your launch point, like you said it's easy to drift downwind. Work on not tipping over then push harder and try more things at the end of your sessions closer to home. Sounds like you are doing it the right way. Keep going. Then look how you are doing at the end of the year with the Vago. You'll be ready.
  9. good times! Looks like your boat or your shoes are really slippery. Good run at the end.
  10. Lasers - Applying a Blow Torch

    ​Maybe sock puppets are the answer. If Wes, Tillerman, Gouv could post their answers to Gannt and their videos under a sock puppet and their real comments under their regular id then those that don't want to read all that "stuff" could put the sock puppets on ignore and still see stuff that's related to the topic?
  11. Lasers - Applying a Blow Torch

    Gouv from my post above and this is Kirby speaking "They have allowed LPE to go ahead and produce boats even though they don’t have a proper contract at this time," ​bold is mine
  12. Lasers - Applying a Blow Torch

    This article is interesting from 16 Sep 2011 www.sail-world.com/81938‘ Now it would appear that Laser Performance Europe doesn’t want to recognize the fact that this transfer has taken place. It is really weird because they paid the royalties to Global Sailing for two years as they were supposed to do, and then all of a sudden they stopped doing that. That action has caused issues between LPE and Global Sailing and they will have to sort it out.’ What was his response to the ILCA statement ‘Lawyers also informed us that the Kirby design patent has in fact expired.’ Kirby responded. ‘That’s total bull s--t! There never were any patents. You can't patent a sail boat design. These were contracts, legitimate contracts drawn up by lawyers and there is no suggestion that I had a patent on the boat. These were long term contracts that were renewable every so many years. No-one’s ever questioned them so I don’t know what lawyer they found that suggested this course of action. It’s crazy!’ What about the ILCA statement 'We also took legal advice the above rules changes where the only possible solution in order to promote the uninterrupted supply of class legal Laser boats' ? Kirby again ‘That’s nonsense too because the Spencers, through Global Sailing, have virtually guaranteed an uninterrupted supply. They have allowed LPE to go ahead and produce boats even though they don’t have a proper contract at this time, but in order to keep an uninterrupted supply of boats Global has allowed them to continue producing without a contract.’ The ILCA document continues 'Therefore, we are proposing to change the rule to eliminate the 'building agreement from Bruce Kirby or Bruce Kirby Inc' requirement.' Kirby was firm on that suggestion. ‘Global Sailing owns those rights
  13. Lasers - Applying a Blow Torch

    Why did LP Europe get terminated by GS for supposed non payment of royalties but LP US kept paying royalties?