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My Laser Sailboat! Answered

Well, as not very many of you, my family owns a sailboat - a one man racing sailboat called a Laser. I just thought I'd show it to you guys. Its a blast to ride, you can go very fast, all at no cost to the environment! Hope you enjoy it. IaC 1: Rocking it pretty fast. The boom smashing through the water is slowing me down a bit though. 2: I got caught in irons on a bad tack here, the wind was really going too. 3: Dry roll time! When the boat flips, you can hop over the side and stand on the daggarboard to right it. f you do it right, you wont even get wet. 4: Cruising on a broad reach. Good times!

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Bartboy

9 years ago

LASERS!!!! Do you take sailing courses? I've done all three white sails, but haven't done bronze yet.

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I_am_CanadianBartboy

Reply 9 years ago

Nay, I'm too good for sailing courses. :-) Naw, my brother has been to sailing camps and things and he just gives me the odd tip and whatnot, its not complicated to sail, just difficult and intense.

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BartboyI_am_Canadian

Reply 9 years ago

I learned how to dry roll and a bunch of laws that aren't important unless you have a >12M boat

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I_am_CanadianBartboy

Reply 9 years ago

I see. It would be interesting to take lessons, I spose.

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jeffconnellyBartboy

Reply 8 years ago

If you want to get into racing, though, bronze and silver are essential. I have my silver VI

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Bartboyjeffconnelly

Reply 8 years ago

Well, my boats are mostly 12' davidsons, which aren't fast at all.

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Killer~SafeCracker

9 years ago

That looks so fun!! We don't even have a lake within 30 miles of us.

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Jesus.strato96

Reply 8 years ago

I'm like 11 hours away from the ocean. lol

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yep. i also live two blocks from Navy Pier, Water Tower Place, Michigan Ave. and just about everything else worth seeing in chicago-the things that aren't two blocks away are still within easy walking distance.

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Shadowman39mettaurlover

Reply 9 years ago

I love Navy Pier, the Ferris wheel is awesome. I went to Chicago this summer, and I might go back when the Chicago Spire is finished.

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Bartboymettaurlover

Reply 9 years ago

I live on a waterfront property on a tiny little island.....

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mettaurloverBartboy

Reply 9 years ago

huh. i live within a couple blocks of everything worth seeing nin downtown chicago. the other stuff worth seeing is still within walking distance of me.

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Percy Priest Lake is 30 minutes away from where I live, but my parents are always too lazy to drive there.

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Lowney

9 years ago

I Love sailing! My Dad has the racing version of another laser (I think it's a laser) which is called a Miricale. It's a big wooden thing and it has 2 sails, so if we go out together I get the little one to control. Unfortunateltly I screwed up and the boat flipped. Twice. In the sea. Cold British Sea.

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LowneyLowney

Reply 9 years ago

Oops I spelt Miracle wrong!

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n8man

9 years ago

I have used lasers before, they are a lot of fun, you just have to watch out for the boom.

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I_am_Canadiann8man

Reply 9 years ago

Yeah. I roll-tacked once and got my foot stuck in the hiking strap - loosened up a few of my teeth...

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Glimbi

9 years ago

That looks fun :-)

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KentsOkay

9 years ago

Fricken sweet!! We just moved close to a lake, I really wanna build myself a nice little 'cat

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DJ Radio

9 years ago

so is it REALLY powered by laser beams? =P

That is fun, wish I could do it....

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DJ RadioI_am_Canadian

Reply 9 years ago

That second picture reminds me of Wilson from "Home improvement". He always covered his face with something (well the bottom part of it anyways.)

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bout how fast do you go? and what sean is it up there in ausome canada

Thats hard to say, in a strong wind you could go at least over 15 KPH on a good beam reach I would think.

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Shadowman39

9 years ago

Looks like fun! I don't know anything about sailboats; when I first saw the title, I thought it was a sailboat with lasers on it :-P

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I_am_CanadianShadowman39

Reply 9 years ago

It is fun. I don't think you were the only one who thought that, perhaps I should change the title...

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Kiteman

9 years ago

I remember feeling vaguely disappointed when I encountered my first Laser, many years ago.

It was just a boat. No death rays at all!

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Owenmon

9 years ago

Lucky! I love sailing! My most favorite part is especially heeling and capsizing! The only bad part is around me (I'm in near a bay, btw) there's a whole bunch of jellyfish! I much prefer sailing at a lake. This 26th I'm going sailing on a 22-footer my uncle is renting. And better set the jellyfish are starting to leave! :-D

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I_am_CanadianOwenmon

Reply 9 years ago

Dry rolling is nice, you can catch your breath when you do. And when you turtle you could prettymuch have a nap on the hull. Sounds like fun where you're going, have fun!