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  1. Some of the best looking sterns ever drawn were IOR
  2. My understanding is the hulls are one-design now, but the rigs (and obviously the sails) are not one-design.
  3. Vanguard 15, fuckers are fast and light, quite fragile. Check the trunk for damage, especially the aft end if it was run aground at speed. It would suck to have a leaky one.
  4. PSC might more than likely be Performance Sailcraft Canada?
  5. Laser - Know of one new Kingston Regatta ILCA Laser that has been acquired by a longtime Laser racer in the USA and has been transported from Canada to USA. How many others? Confirmed that it was built in Australia. Rumor has it the quality is superior.
  6. Lands End did the same move decades ago...started out as a sailboat hardware supplier and eventually changed to apparel only. My old but little used Vanguard 165xxx Laser needed to be upgraded to the modern outhaul/cunningham system and I got a discounted kit to install last week from APS. Noticed that the Laser carbon top mast sections discounted to $447 sold out quickly. Nobody in my fleet uses one, and we all use MK1 sails because a case of brand new MK1 was found in the attic. Agree that it won’t be easy for any apparel seller to compete with the established sellers, good
  7. When I sailed on her in Florida, she looked like this:
  8. ...and Infinity which won BBS in ‘85(?) after JT had her trucked across the country.
  9. Took advantage of the hardware discount and picked up stuff to upgrade my old Laser to new rigging. Probably should have snagged the discounted to $470 carbon top mast section, sold out now. And got some extra discounted no stretch line for spinnaker sheets.
  10. Having raced Lasers in the US off and on since 1974, mostly borrowed boats from friends, and then racing fleets of them in college and beyond until a few years ago when I finally bought a used Vanguard 165xxx, I notice that the Vanguard is more carefully made, seems to be stiffer than the old Performance Sailcrafts of the '70s and the Vanguards hold up better in college fleets than the Lasers of the '70s and ‘80s. I also remember the Fireballs built by Performance Sailcraft were much flimsier than the Rondars of the '70s.
  11. Been offline for several days.....another SA member has inquired about the IC frostbite racer #674 for $999.
  12. Moved it outside for Spring garage cleaning
  13. Correct, we sold it to a fleetbuilder type sailor/businessman who was looking for Fireballs to sell to his Wrightsville Beach NC buddies. In 1981 or 82, I trailered it from LIS to VA to meet his driver about halfway and even got $1k for it. The owner (Dad) was shocked to get anything for it. We had our eyes on Tarzan's Lindsey 505 that had been repaired, but ended up doing the IOR thing for a few years before doing Sonars for a bit. Anybody interested in a very competitive Interclub frostbite racer?, very stiff with cored hull and boxed rails, Lindsey Blades. Very light weight, un
  14. Agree, old photo of a Rondar Fireball with original Van Zandt sails from around 1973. Me and my brothers sailed Rondar hull #8571 ex-Graham Hall (2nd in the ‘72 Worlds in Torbay UK) and we saw it on CL in Ohio recently. These old Rondars can be rehabilitated for daysailing and blasting around sheltered water in breeze.
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