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    Laser Vago rigging questions

    The original halyard was some 'kevlar' type. Mine was old so replaced it with some nice new stuff.   Suprised you didnt get an owners manual with the boat.  The most overly complex bit I found was the jib/forestay arrangement.  A bit over engineered and just adds clutter to the mast base area. ...
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    Laser Vago rigging questions

    I think the halyard comes out of the port side of the mast...a slot, then comes down and through a block thats attached to the mast base. G nav or vang control is the 'continuous' type. Either end of the control comes up and through the thwart (or 'seat')   the downhaul or cunningham comes down...
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    From Cats to Dinghies...Hopefully.

    You might want to search for Laser Performance UK...pretty sure they had PDF manuals for all their boats?
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    From Cats to Dinghies...Hopefully.

    The Vago would only be my choice if living out in the middle of nowhere, ie its very tough.  Stability? on its own, afloat, at the slipway the vago will fall over.  This suprised me when I first launched mine.  Once you get aboard its really quite stable, with crew its even better.    Its slow...
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    From Cats to Dinghies...Hopefully.

    Laser Vago is tough and sturdy. Its biggest drawback is its weight.  coming from a cat background (I got a Hobie 16) you might find it quite boring to sail?   I had mine for a while and learnt to solo trapeze etc with it. I now have an RS700 Skiff.  The Vago was ideal as a training boat, the...
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    Puffy Conditions

    how often do you get these conditions?  I own a 700 as well.   I gave up long ago, trying to sail in puffy winds. I mean big gusts and sudden lulls. Waste of time and effort. The 700 rig is very sensitive to downhaul, crank it on for higher winds and she will become a much happier boat to...
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    RS CAT 14 Question

    I am pretty sure the my Hobiecat 16 is set up the same way, ages since I last sailed her.   I tend to use the traveller more..as this is the 'main sheet' so the main sheet becomes the vang, if you see what I mean.  I set the traveller, then adjust the mainsheet to get the leach set all nice.   ...
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    Where's "DTA" at?

    seriously? that is an awesome thing to do for someone :)   wow!!!
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    RS Cat 14 Question

    I looked at the Dart 16 a few times over the years, never tried one as of yet...but next time I am over in the UK I might just get to see what they are like.  I do like the toughness of rotomolded hulls, plus the mast looks good and strong.
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    RS Cat 14 Question

    getting caught in irons is pretty common with cats.  Give yourself loads of room when tacking, leave the jib so it backs and helps swing the bows around.  Uncleat, if you havent already done so, let the mainsail loose as this is will otherwise stall.   Its quicker to gybe most of the time, even...
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    RS Cat 14 Question

    I look forward to it, just seen your ytube link and have subscribed :)
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    RS Cat 14 Question

    You might want to alter the main shrouds and see if you can induce some weather helm, while at speed? falling off isnt something I thought much about,  have been parted from various boats but always managed to do a quick swim and catch up with the, usually, capsized boat.  Very interested in...
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    A New Solo One Person Dinghy - Brainstorming Thread

    Hmm, interesting.  I think some makers have come out with a 'do it all range' such as Topper with its Topaz range?  RS came out with the 100, which for a hiker is a very comfy boat and great with the kite out.  I just wish it had a trapeze option because going upwind was so slow, coming from an...
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    Moving up from a Hobie 16

    H17 Doesnt do that well with too much weight though does it? Otherwise for a solo cat it looks a lot of fun
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    Moving up from a Hobie 16

    Hobie Wildcat maybe? will be a bit pricey though.
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    RS700 Newbie Video

    Yep, pop the sheave pin out, you will need a shackle thats fairly 'deep' if thats the correct term.  I got so fed up with the sail losing its tension, especially when the wind was starting to pick up.
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    RS700 Newbie Video

    Awesome...reminds me of when I first started out on the 700.  I had a lot of previous time on a Laser Vago, solo trapezeing and using the kite etc. You might want to consider two things, I should lock the top of the main sail.  Mine had a habit of dropping down a few inches which lost any...
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    Hobie cat 16 Trampoline options...

    Hulls are in very good condition, have poked and prodded the areas mentioned and they are sound. Question, I am not happy paying 400+ pounds sterling for a Trampoline...any UK based places that make such a thing for the Hobie? Rudder uplock/downlock cams at 40 odd pounds EACH!!! screw me...
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    build and sail a small scow?

    For your first ever build I would keep it simple. You could add the wings later maybe? Either way, building your own boat is a special experience. You only need some basic carpentry skills and a willingness to learn how to use epoxy resin etc. Ply 'stitch n glue' methods vary but will result in...
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    Hobie cat 16 Trampoline options...

    Hulls are good, as far as I know. Which parts should I Be looking at? she was built in 91 and hardly ever been used. Previous owner kept crashing the thing along with inexperienced crew. I bought it all for £1200 sterling I might just go with the stitch the net onto the tramp thing for...




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