" Collector's item! "

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Alan Price
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Post by Alan Price » Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:12 pm

A four figure sail number in an ad for a Laser caught my eye. The description of it included " Collector's item!"
Are there really people who collect old Lasers?
Perhaps the same people collect ironingboard covers too.

STEVEB
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Post by STEVEB » Fri Aug 24, 2007 8:22 am

Hi,
I have an old wooden laser daggerboard in the loft, that would make it a true Classic
Steve
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Mark
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Post by Mark » Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:59 pm

Gulp, I had one of those when they were new (with wooden foils and an Elvstrom sail)
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PeterV
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Post by PeterV » Sat Aug 25, 2007 9:08 am

There's a good reason all my lasers have been called 'Iron-On'
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Chris 249
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Post by Chris 249 » Mon Aug 27, 2007 2:30 pm

OK, I'll admit - I've been hankering for a four-digit Laser for years. I don't find any boat (or windsurfer) soulless so a piece of the history of one of the world's great classes (and a most under-rated design IMHO) would be wonderful to own.

I'm making do with a 52,000 series which is still very quick despite all the rubbish about how they go old and soft.

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Post by STEVEB » Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:47 pm

Hi,
it is just the sailors that get old and soft!, let me know if you want the daggerboard, I have an old multicolour full rig sail in pretty good condition as well
Steve
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