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Martin T

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  1. If you watch race 3, in the preamble they explain it. There is an exclusion zone of several hundred metres around all ships & ferries written into the 18's notice of race.
  2. Bet that caused some traffic congestion & some pissed off drivers...lol
  3. Agree very jealous! My boat is locked in the clubs dinghy park, out of bounds due to lockdown over here :-(
  4. If this LP Laser is second hand, in my book you arn't putting money into LP's pocket. The first owner did that. I say if it's a good deal & increases your fleet size, go for it.
  5. Looks like water has got under the varnish. Always a problem with wooden boats.
  6. Well that didn't work! Still rips the same when mast snaps, I know cause I tried it...lol. (then went & bought a carbon top section when they had £100 discount in sale).
  7. https://www.sailing.org/tools/documents/FD2016CR09032016-[20424].pdf It's probably in here, hope it helps.
  8. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.frederic.sailfreegps&hl=en_GB&gl=US This is an app I have used, maybe to much info for your requirements.
  9. I just looked at Apolloduck for the US & it's got 1 dinghy listed...lol. Bit different to the UK version.
  10. Not talking about the "Practice" sail which is £219 & is made of a lighter cloth. The Class Compliant & Class Legal sails are exactly the same apart from the red button & price. I've got a Class Compliant one & it even has a serial number on it, the same as the Class Legal ones just no button. All 3 different sails have the Laser Logo. Ah, just realised this is the ILCA thread...Doh.
  11. I never understood why a "Class Compliant sail" (£410) is £130 cheaper than a "Class Legal sail" (£540) here in the UK. The only difference is one has a red button!
  12. Why can't people except the Rocket for what it is? A small fun simple sailing dinghy... sound familiar, Laser in the 70's & that didn't catch on...LOL
  13. Lucky you, we were going to have a race on the 2nd January but we're in Tier4 now! I used to sail one of them, got it from Broxbourne SC back in the early 90's. Lovely little boat for exploring the Salting but it didn't like the Blackwater chop.
  14. Why couldn't a prop guard be made out of some sort of moulded plastic? Maybe 3D printed even.
  15. Do you have Supernova's on your side of the pond?
  16. This made me laugh, these plugs have been standard in the UK for the last 35 years...lol. How old is your extension lead? Will we see it on the Antiques Roadshow...lol. Interesting build BTW.
  17. I notice from your photo that the sail is very full & rounded along the foot. Would moving the main sheet block on the boat further aft, help flatten the sail & improve upwind performance?
  18. I know when i've put grips on, i've soaked them in hot water to make them expand to fit over the tube. Maybe this would work in reverse? Hot water from a kettle poured over the grips. Good luck.
  19. If you saw the state of my Laser you'd laugh. I've had it about 25 years & it has had a lot of abuse & lot a lot of love. Bumpy deck & a hull that looks like someone has scribbled all over it with a marker pen. It's so deeply scratched that algae has grown in them! I wish I could show you some pictures. Yet I still win club races against some very good sailors in our handicap fleet, I even won the local Laser Open last year!! To me the most important part is the sail, (the engine). I have got quite good at judging when I need a new one, but I suppose that comes with 30 years o
  20. Looking at the first picture & Ad Hornblowers comment, they are "bumps" not hollows, which I think are caused by swollen core material. I've got a few of these on my Laser & to be honest don't worry about. Just get out on the water & enjoy abusing your new toy & more important enjoying yourself. :-)
  21. https://www.offcenterharbor.com/sa-2011-oonagh/ How about this from the front page of this site.
  22. Have you taken a look at the Hornet Association website? https://www.hornet.org.uk/class-association/tuning-guide/
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