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    Posted: 13 Dec 04 at 9:31pm
If only the Laser4000 had a hull which was 20kg lighter and a carbon mast!  That would be one hell of a boat.
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you could say the same about the 5000 if it was alot lighter as it is so cheap to buy. wow wot a boat i can only dream of cheap fast boats oh wait there is one the hurricane 59
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Then it would be an RS800...
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Just take the equalising weights out and you would be half way there

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I the class association now have the 5000 moulds, you could borrow them and build one in pre-preg carbon/kevlar sandwich, hull will be about 65kg instead of nearly twice that, ask CST for a mast section and put a masthead kite on it and it should be able to give the 49er some reasonable competition. 
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Sounds almost like a Boss - why did that not succeed. Can never understand why the 5000 was more popular than a Boss.

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The dreadful hull shape and unsorted rig with the mast too far forward didn't help...
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Originally posted by Phil eltringham

I the class association now have the 5000 moulds, you could borrow them and build one in pre-preg carbon/kevlar sandwich, hull will be about 65kg  

I remember hearing that the prototype 5000 hull was something like that.

You could do the change over in several stages first replace the hulls on existing boats then move onto developing the rig 

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You could probably put together a fantastic high performance boat for very little money if you bought a Boss and a 5000 and used the Boss rig on a 5000 hull.  On second thoughts both boats are from a previous generation and the hulls are too big and heavy.  The 800 has stolen their thunder.
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Originally posted by Phil eltringham

hull will be about 65kg instead of nearly twice that, ask CST for a mast section and put a masthead kite on it and it should be able to give the 49er some reasonable competition. 


Frankly I doubt it. The 49er hull is a far faster shape.
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