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Post by STEVEB » Thu Apr 07, 2005 8:43 am

Hi,
has anyone got some old laser stuff cluttering up their garage, anything might be useful please give me a call

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Post by Ed » Fri Apr 08, 2005 9:24 am

Daggerboard

but to be honest I was planning on putting it up on e-bay shortly....

you can either make me an offer....or I will put in up this sunday with a nice low starting price and we can see what happens.

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Post by STEVEB » Fri Apr 08, 2005 1:48 pm

Hi Ed,

is it a modern type or an origional wooden one?

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Post by Ed » Fri Apr 08, 2005 4:28 pm

FOFL

Fraid I didn't even realise there was every any wooden parts on a laser except that horrible tiller some of the early ones had.

This one is plastic....not in great shape, has a small chunk out of trailing edge.

I never thought we would have a conversation about the 'classic' aspects of a laser....just goes to show.

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Post by Rupert » Fri Apr 08, 2005 9:22 pm

The Laser had a great laminated centerboard and matching rudder - all a bit long in the tooth now, but were very pretty, unlike the rest of the boat... They had wooden grab rails, too, and it is thanks to the old wood tiller that you now have the daft situation of mega expensive carbon tillers on a one design boat!
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Post by STEVEB » Sat Apr 09, 2005 9:38 am

Hi,

I have an old wooden one if anyone would like to puta classic laser together

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Post by STEVEB » Sat Apr 09, 2005 9:43 am

Hi,

not worried if I have to repair centreboard, how does £30 sound?

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Post by stu » Sat Apr 09, 2005 11:12 am

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">I never thought we would have a conversation about the 'classic' aspects of a laser....<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"></font id="quote">

and so the rot sets in.......:twisted:

a classic in so many ways...marketing being the best, the rest I'm afraid are negatives - obviously that is my opinion, and what do I know?![:p]
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Post by nick clibborn » Sat Apr 09, 2005 5:46 pm

.........but marketing sometimes works against you. vis: the 'counterfeit' sails now being used by Laser sailors. At my club a row has broken out about the legality of these. Club rules say boats "shall conform to the class rules", and of course the Laser rules don't permit these sails. But they are less than half price. Someone told me that Laser sailors in the US can get sails from two suppliers so there is competition, and the price is therefore lower. But one of those suppliers is Hyde, in the UK. So we have a situation where UK built sails are legal in the US, but not in the UK.

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Post by stu » Sat Apr 09, 2005 6:10 pm

I know several clubs that have amended the rules to allow non-class rule sails, as long as they 'measure', specifically for this purpose. The sails have to made from the 'same' cloth etc. but do cost a great deal less !!:oops:
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Post by Rupert » Sat Apr 09, 2005 9:05 pm

At whitefriars, most OODs wouldn't have much of an idea that the sail wasn't the right one, anyway, so I suppose it would be up to another competitor to protest. This hasn't happened, and I doubt it will, unless someone started using a fake that was so much faster than the original that it was winning everything! Most fakes appear to be slower. Doesn't Hyde make the real Laser sail? So presumebly the sails available in the US are by the US maker and the UK maker, so are both "real" sails. How much to re-import them to the UK again and undercut Laser?
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Post by stu » Sun Apr 10, 2005 10:22 am

I don't expect you are allowed to re-import. I tried to with my Tasar, but I HAD to give a sail number, and of course an address and with those two pieces of information they declined to sell me one. I rekon it would have been much cheaper. You couldn't even get a sail from the sailmaker, you had to go through the class association.

My supernova is the same actually, sails have to come from the class association, and from one sailmaker, but the difference is that the sails are not too badly priced and are made of a decent material, unlike the laser and tasar!:o
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Post by STEVEB » Mon Apr 11, 2005 8:36 am

Hi,

you can buy laser bits from the usa and they do a larger range of accessories than uk suppliers, unfortunately you are limited to £18 value due to uk customs. All laser parts are a rip off anyway, the only get away with it because they abuse the restricted class status

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Post by Brian E. Evans » Tue Apr 12, 2005 6:51 am

If anybody wants used boat parts such as laser parts from the USA, I can package and ship smaller parts such as rigging screws rudders tillers etc..
These can be sent via UPS (united parcel service). Right now the exchange rate of the Pound against the Dollar is quite good and the parts are relatively cheap. note that I said relatively, they are not really cheap in fact they are expensive.But there you are.
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Post by STEVEB » Tue Apr 12, 2005 8:37 am

Hi,
I often buy small laser parts from the usa, the fixed rate $9 priority global mail envelope works best

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