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  1. WCB

    Craigslist Finds

    Last one for the night, I promise. I actually want to see this boat because it's got a decent sail number. Another Parker 505. Monterey 505 7846
  2. WCB

    Craigslist Finds

    Then there's always this sweet Parker 505 with a carbon deck Eugene, OR 505 with "carbon" deck
  3. WCB

    Craigslist Finds

    Props for a Super Sunfish! I've always wanted to try one of these to see if they were faster than a regular Sunfish and closer to a Laser. Super Sunfish in Houston area
  4. WCB

    Craigslist Finds

    I'll have to remember to add beer holders in my 110 rebuild
  5. WCB

    Craigslist Finds

    Here's the return of an FD in St. Petersburg, FL that needs some big work but is only $400. FD in Florida looking to be saved
  6. WCB

    Flying Dutchman cradle dimensions

    You could also use webbing to get the trip done. There's a trailer for an FD I've seen recently that has webbing strung across a trailer which you could do to get the boat home. I can't find the picture at the moment unfortunately.
  7. WCB

    Hold Down strap

    Nope, I just have thousands upon thousands of miles towing sailboats under my belt.
  8. WCB

    Hold Down strap

    The other thing is to put a twist in the strap. Subtle change but it keeps the webbing from fluttering which often leaves marks. When there's a twist or two in the webbing, it stays quiet.
  9. WCB

    Lasers - Applying a Blow Torch

    Gouv, I don't think anybody would disagree that customer service is paramount and ideally we'd all start looking at the Aero but there are some major hurdles to overcome. The Aero is nice but it's so new that there are few used ones and even they are pretty expensive for now. In our case, we have forty three Lasers in our storage area and I would say that 35 of those owners would have no interest in selling their $1-3k boats to spend $7k on a new Aero so it would decimate our fleet if we were to force the issue on a swap. I would say that for those 35 people, or more, they have no need for Laser parts on a regular basis so none of this concerns them with slow supply. The few that do travel and do need parts, know which retailers to go to and what to do. We happen to have a good history with West Coast Sailing so we're lucky in that respect that they are the ones working so hard to supply the class, it makes it easy on our fleet.
  10. WCB

    Lasers - Applying a Blow Torch

    There are some retailers who are working very hard to supply the US market. I know West Coast Sailing is one of them. I was at their shop in June and I got the low down on the situation and what they're doing to help. I can say that they are sticking their neck out to keep the class going and I'm a fan. I'll be buying a carbon upper from them and a new Hyde sail at some point.
  11. WCB

    Looking for used Megabyte

    Bummer on the mast break GRS. Here's one on Ebay for $3,000 starting price with no bids Megabyte on Ebay
  12. WCB

    successful dinghy brand available

    Maybe he means Trinka, they ship all over the US
  13. WCB

    Worst Sportman of the Year

    What's odd throughout all of this is another woman, across the net from Serena, quietly going about her business, not having any issue with the "sexist" umpire...etc. I'm not entirely sure I agree that it was done to throw Osaka off her game but SW has done this stuff before and it's always at the same time, when she knows that she doesn't have it what it takes to win so she starts to circle the drain. She did it in 2009 with Klijsters, she did it in the match with Stosur when Sam was on her game for a year. It really detracts from the match.
  14. WCB

    "National Cleavage Day"

    I wondered the same but I figured she was running a fever and was checking her temperature.
  15. WCB

    "National Cleavage Day"

    She is stunning...