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Everything posted by tolachi

  1. what lake/where do you live? it depends a lot.
  2. I'm trying to find a laser to sail in the AYC weds night series. Tried e-mailing gouvernail but no response yet. Anybody else got a contact or a boat there? Would love to get out tomorrow (9/6). Thanks!
  3. Intensity MK II Laser Sail

    The MK II practice sail looks terrible. Even after several sessions it has the large crease. I also ripped out part of the Cunningham cringle last time I sailed. Definitely not worth buying unless it is improved.
  4. Are you located anywhere near Austin? I am there quite often and would love a test sail if that is possible.
  5. It is more of who didn't say anything.
  6. Best Laser Hiking Pants

    Sandiline. By far the best. You can't buy them in the us. Try suntouched in the UK.
  7. How Does Buying a UFO Foiler Work???

    Dave & Steve, I definitely understand your lack of interest in producing a trailer that seems completely unnecessary and redundant. I don't dispute your assertion that car topping is completely viable and likely the best and least expensive option. However, it seems that there is a strong interest amongst a significant group of purchasers in a trailering option. Just to dispel any uncertainty and associated nervousness in the buyer, could you show how the boat could easily be trailered with one of those widely available models? A few folks are obviously unsure of exactly which trailer might work and how with this boat. We could then know that if we buy that trailer and a few extra fittings it will work well. There would be no extra mucking around and ending up with a trailer that might not work as well for some unknown reason. The most intrepid will likely still roll their own option, but for people less inclined to tinker and just go sailing there will be a clear path. Hoping you guys are starting solid 1 design class here. Thx!
  8. This is going to be a fun one.
  9. ....got stung by the 'WASZP'?..OD foiler...

    My number came up and I'm curious if anybody has received one of these yet?
  10. It looks like I will be visiting Austin with some frequency over the next year. Any advice on dinghy racing here? I would especially enjoy some laser sailing. Any ideas on how to charter or rent one of those beasts? Thx! Pete
  11. Austin TX Dinghy sailing? Lasers?

    Perfect. Thx!
  12. What are the bits that break most frequently? I'm trying to put together a small repair kit without having two of everything. So far: Fairleads for trav + out haul Gooseneck Vang tang Eye strap 4 boom blocks What else do you recommend?
  13. Laser repair kit: what breaks most often?

    Any tips on how to fit a 2nd boat in a small tool bag? Probably i should get a spare set of spars though.
  14. U R being silly. The majority of the adults I sail dinghies with wear flotation aids. Nobody gets protested and nobody cares about the federal law.
  15. I recently tried a friends "buoyancy aid" for a regatta after years of using USCG life jackets. Mine is in the mail. For the kind of sailing you do the decreased bulk will be nice.
  16. It is not a tension curve from cunno but too much material in the luff problem. My take is that with the heavier fabric it takes more breeze to pull that material out down wind. The issue disappeared as the wind built for me. I still think above is true. Performance is very similar. The trim setting are just somewhat different downwind (and upwind in breeze apparently but I have not run into that yet). Exactly. Dug around a bit and folks on Laser forum are noting same exact thing. Thanks for posting and starting a new thread. Do you think the new sail not sliding up the mast, as suggested, when releasing the Cunningham is the problem? That would make sense. No, I don't think that is not it at all. From my view (and others) if anything the luff of the sail is too short and the only way to get the vertical fold or pocket to go away is to bring the mast tip lower... bend the mast... add vang. I had not used any cunningham all day. Its not a cunningham release problem. More on this on laser forum.
  17. Dynex Dux vs. New England STS

    I have been using sts as a replacement for a wire jibe halyard for the last year or so. Works great.
  18. ....got stung by the 'WASZP'?..OD foiler...

    Pointless discussion, IMO. I don't think the Waszp is intended for this at all. It's a stepping stone platform, not an upgradable platform. I think that already the simpler rigging and the OD concept would spur some interest. There're a lot of sailors who would prefer a less top of the line package for more hours on water Agreed. I would rather sail a boat than work on it.