New Posts New Posts RSS Feed: Laser 2000 weight
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Register Register  Login Login

Laser 2000 weight

 Post Reply Post Reply Page  12>
Author
Bootscooter View Drop Down
Really should get out more
Really should get out more
Avatar

Joined: 15 May 07
Location: United Kingdom
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 1085
Post Options Post Options   Quote Bootscooter Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Laser 2000 weight
    Posted: 27 Feb 12 at 10:46pm
While I'm not a circuit racer in 2Ks, I've been responsible for a fleet of 3 of them, both older and newer, and haven't noticed any difference between them.
We use them to teach Level 2 upwards and the fleet are also used in Inter-Service Team Racing events, which I'm cirtain would show up any glaring differences in performance.  Not a boat I neccesarily buy for myself, but they're very good at what they're designed for, and I've loved every minute that I have raced one with the "open" fleet (I was actually a Fotoboat calendar picture a few years ago in one! Big smile)
Back to Top
sargesail View Drop Down
Really should get out more
Really should get out more
Avatar

Joined: 14 Jan 06
Location: United Kingdom
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 1384
Post Options Post Options   Quote sargesail Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Feb 12 at 9:24pm
Well there is a lot of horses**t talked about this.  And I say that as someone who took the option to buy an older L2K to replace the one (now owned by me) that I was racing, and had achieved consistent top 5ish Nationals results in.  (12 years v 6.5 years).

Did I do it because the hull was lighter, or tthe mast faster.  Absolutley not.  The reason was because it was cheaper ( and I could therefore afford to spend more on sails and sailing thus making it faster!).

There are some great L2K bargains to be had.  Far too many are under used and sit in dinghy parks not being used.  So you can have a great boat with less use for not much.

For me the only drawback with the boat is that I would like longer spreaders as per the old boat, which had Proctor adjustibles.  This has a holt set which are not.
Back to Top
jeffers View Drop Down
Really should get out more
Really should get out more
Avatar

Joined: 29 Mar 04
Location: United Kingdom
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 3016
Post Options Post Options   Quote jeffers Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Feb 12 at 10:24am
I do recall on the early boats there were issues with the transoms breaking away if you grounded the rudder. Perhaps some of the weight gain is from additonal re-inforcement of this area.
Paul
----------------------
D-Zero GBR 74
Back to Top
r2d2 View Drop Down
Far too distracted from work
Far too distracted from work


Joined: 29 Sep 11
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 350
Post Options Post Options   Quote r2d2 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Feb 12 at 9:57am
there is a lot of information at http://www.laser2000.org.uk/
but more importantly the CA is very friendly, so if you are serious why dont you get in touch
Back to Top
gordon1277 View Drop Down
Really should get out more
Really should get out more


Joined: 24 Mar 10
Location: United Kingdom
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 665
Post Options Post Options   Quote gordon1277 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Feb 12 at 9:19am
Hi
I know the blue hulls are racing version and yellow ones are training boats which i am told are heavier, having turned one over on Saturday on my own it was bloudy heavy.
for some reason Laser also made the training boats controls rigged differently to the racing version and not come back to the thwart where helm and crew can both reach them, stupid or what.

Gordon
Lossc
Back to Top
JimC View Drop Down
Really should get out more
Really should get out more
Avatar

Joined: 17 May 04
Location: United Kingdom
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 6340
Post Options Post Options   Quote JimC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Feb 12 at 12:48pm
Of course being a polyester boat the olds ones are still going to go soft...
Back to Top
Rockhopper View Drop Down
Really should get out more
Really should get out more
Avatar

Joined: 16 Nov 07
Location: Broadstairs,
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 639
Post Options Post Options   Quote Rockhopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Feb 12 at 9:35am
Yes and buy new sails still cheaper than a new boat as for the weight thing my mate weighed his new boat (21500 ish)against an old one(2100 ish) and thats how he found out and then sold the new one and bought the old one and got new sails for it
Retired now after 35 seasons in a row and time for a rest
Back to Top
teamhobie View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie


Joined: 14 Nov 07
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 4
Post Options Post Options   Quote teamhobie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Feb 12 at 8:55am
Originally posted by winging it

yes, the black masts are supposedly superior.


So if I wanted to start L2K sailing, I need an early boat (light) with a black mast.  Great, sounds a lot cheaper than a new one!
When fast isn't fast enough - sail Hobie
Back to Top
winging it View Drop Down
Really should get out more
Really should get out more
Avatar

Joined: 22 Mar 07
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 3958
Post Options Post Options   Quote winging it Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Feb 12 at 8:51am
yes, the black masts are supposedly superior.
the same, but different...

Back to Top
teamhobie View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie


Joined: 14 Nov 07
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 4
Post Options Post Options   Quote teamhobie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Feb 12 at 8:50am
This reply from Rockhopper is very interesting and would explain the apparent change in the specification for the hull weight from Laser themselves.  I can only assume that, once the class is established, the manufacturer looks for ever cheaper ways and places to build the hulls and heavier is usually simpler and cheaper!  If there are discrepancies in L2K hull weights in that order then the one design status is essentially useless.  What I still do not understand is that there are numerous posts on this site stating that an RS Vision is way heavier than an L2K but the manufacturers own figures say it is the other way round.  Someone must be telling fibs.  If I had one I would take it to my local weighbridge to find out.
When fast isn't fast enough - sail Hobie
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  12>

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Bulletin Board Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 9.665y
Copyright ©2001-2010 Web Wiz
Change your personal settings, or read our privacy policy