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Post Options Post Options   Quote laser193713 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 May 09 at 4:18pm

ok im only going on what ive been told here! now i know! im gonna get to grips with it first and im sure I'll work it out resonably quickly.  Just gonna be quite hard co-ordinating this with gybing the kite at the same time!  I think it may be a case of it being harder to imagine doing it than it is when the sheets are in your hands in real life.  But I may have a lot of learning to do by the sounds of things! Boats like the laser rely quite a lot on muscle memory because most tacks are the same, just have to process what the boat is telling you that it wants and then do it, all part of learning the personality of the boat i suppose! I can imagine the 700 being more about thinking on your feet and trying to process all the feedback as fast as possible while trying to keep the wings out of the water!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Guest Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 May 09 at 5:07pm
Get yourself to a class training day or open meeting, much better to learn from others than to try and work it all out on your own
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Post Options Post Options   Quote laser193713 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 May 09 at 6:43pm

Right got the boat, it came with intermediate bars so i went to take them off, getting the racks  off is no easy task because the plastic bearings cannot pass each other. once this was sorted i went to unscrew the inside bearings but the screw on one of them was rotted and the head was shredded so I couldnt undo it. Any tips on how to get this out?

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Post Options Post Options   Quote laser193713 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 May 09 at 7:19pm
just had an idea, I can take the outside end of the wing off, that will solve it! I hope! the screw on the outer end is still in decent condition so that should work fine.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote craiggo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 May 09 at 10:37am
Only for the back wing bar! You'll still need to get the bearings off of the forward bars I think.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote sten Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 May 09 at 5:07pm

I would recomend going 2 up with someone that can already sail a 7 or MPS, they can show you how and let you learn each skill on its own with instant feed back . within an hour you will know what you are trying to do and will have saved yourself alot of swims.

your laser steering instincts will get you in alot of trouble, keep it in the middle most of the time and only steer smoothly, my boat ran me other the first time I agressively steered over a wave. play the main alot to keep the boat flat, and much flatter than you think. trapezing is quite easy if your fearless you will pick it up quick. 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote laser193713 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 May 09 at 6:39pm

yeah i love trapezing just havent done it for a while! i have sailed a lot of fast boats, maybe not this fast, but 29ers etc and know how they can bite!  will take a bit of getting used to but i think i will get the hang of it, and getting wet teaches you more than anything i think! If you dont know when its gonna tip you in then you will never be able to push it as hard as you want to... Interesting idea about going 2 up though, I dont think there are any other sailors that could do that at warsash, im probably the most likely candidate lol most of them are wayfarer sailors and boring boats like that   There is one other 7 but he picked it up the day before i did haha so that wont help me apart from perhaps take the spotlight off me so i can make a splash in peace

I just cant wait to go sailing!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote laser193713 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 May 09 at 8:26am

Going for my first sail in the boat tonight, sadly I couldnt sail last night because I had someone coming to see my laser looking to buy it, which they did

The weather last night was so nice too! But tonight looks like it could be even better although the wind looks a bit light, probably no bad thing though!

I will let you know how it went later tonight...

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Andymac Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 May 09 at 6:21pm
Originally posted by laser193713

Going for my first sail in the boat tonight, sadly I couldnt sail last night because I had someone coming to see my laser looking to buy it, which they did

 

You'll have to change your name now then, eh?

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Post Options Post Options   Quote laser193713 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 May 09 at 11:03pm

No i still have another laser, i sold 180442 last night, so i can still be called laser193713 for now...

 

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