Admiral Hornblower

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    NE Ohio
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    Sailing and wooden boat building

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  1. Admiral Hornblower

    Iips for painting a Laser hull.

    my boat is a 73'
  2. Admiral Hornblower

    "Is the LP Laser gonna make it?"

    +1 https://www.sailboats.co.uk/laser-harken-xd-kicker-top-bloc And for a dinky little block like that, we're supposed to pay the equivalent of $40?! and that's the sale price. Absolutely ridiculous! And if you want to buy the same article from a different but not Class "' approved" company, its illegal. Convenient. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr End of rant
  3. Admiral Hornblower

    "Is the LP Laser gonna make it?"

    https://www.velasailingsupply.com/laser-performance-laser-radial-race-version Like this? Are these boats class legal? If so, maybe this is the time to buy new lasers! $8000 vs $6000...
  4. Admiral Hornblower

    "Is the LP Laser gonna make it?"

    Here you go RobbieB
  5. Admiral Hornblower

    How to test if a dinghy will sink safely?

    Did you ever get her sailing?
  6. Admiral Hornblower

    Whats the fastest you've ever been on a dinghy?

    Went out yesterday in about 15-20 mph, gusting 25. An absolute blast! I have never felt or been so fast on a single handed dinghy before. Bouncing and surfing off waves, getting soaked and blinded by spray, feeling like I was on the back of runaway horse... yeeeha! Pardon my excessive excitement, but we rarely get high winds here, and this is the first time I have been on a Laser in high winds! I love Laser sailing max speed was slightly under 13 mph.
  7. Admiral Hornblower

    What is this dinghy?

    https://www.offcenterharbor.com/videos/basic-sailing-nutshell-pram/
  8. Admiral Hornblower

    Whats the fastest you've ever been on a dinghy?

    some great pics of a Raven
  9. Admiral Hornblower

    Iips for painting a Laser hull.

    I would be VERY obliged if someone would ask the moderator to change 'lips' to 'tips' for me.
  10. Admiral Hornblower

    North American Laser Masters Sailing?

    https://sailingforums.com/threads/laser-204421-2013-for-sale-radial-and-4-7-rigs-and-sails.42967/
  11. Admiral Hornblower

    Iips for painting a Laser hull.

    Thanks! I totally agree, and i certainly would be focusing on boat handling except.. the sailing season is over at our club which is a beastly shame, since the sailing season could be extended for at least another month. And, it is very difficult to have my mom take me to the water, for many legitimate reasons. So I'm thinking, I might as well get the boat as race ready as possible, to prepare for the next season.
  12. Admiral Hornblower

    Iips for painting a Laser hull.

    Is this what you mean by a contour pad? And are you saying to use this instead of the orbital sander?
  13. Admiral Hornblower

    Iips for painting a Laser hull.

    Come on, give me a break. I didn't notice that typo until the time limit for editing had expired.