For Sail: Laser Sailboat. It’s 14 feet long and 4 ½ feet wide. It will carry two sailors for relaxing or day sailing. A solo sailor is preferred for racing. It can be easily handled, from car top to launching, rigging, sailing, and putting it back on top of the car, by one person. Sailing this boat in substantial winds is especially exciting.
This particular boat is number 265. It was manufactured in the 1970’s. New lasers are numbered around 300,000 and cost over $6,000. So this boat has some history, but it is absolutely seaworthy, complete, and ready to race today. It has been stored indoors and not used for 20 years. Learn more about Laser sailboats at this website: http://shopna.laserperformance.com/laser/
The price of this boat includes a life jacket, a dolly used to tote it between the car and the water, the original sail from the 70’s, and a brand new never-used sail. A new sail costs about $600, so this is a really good deal. And the old sail will come in handy for new sailors or for playing rough.
Sailboat designers used to have a strict ratio of sail area to wet hull area. The Laser is one of the very first boats to violate this ratio by outfitting this little boat with a big sail. This is what makes it so exciting in strong wind. It was one of the first dingy class boats to race in the Olympics.
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