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Has anyone had experience with hydrofoils on Lasers???

I haven’t been active with my 1974 Laser.  But in the 1980s it was modified with two extra sleeves for left and right dagger boards.   Each dagger board had a controllable hydrofoil.  But something was wrong with the design and in steady 15-20 knot winds we were unable to get the boat to plane.

Since then the inventor friend has passed away but it did feel like being a Wright Bro.

I’m proud to say that I bought the boat new at a Solomon Island MD boatyard and a Chesapeake Champ was my instructor.  

 

 

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There is vid of a foiling pram

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2 hours ago, VWAP said:

 

That’s a dream come true.  My inventor friend David had much more success with a canoe hydrofoil which I witness.  David was unable to convince the NYYC to replace the bulb with hydrofoils.  But they fortunately listened to someone!

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