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From what a good freind of mine told me the older 2000 hulls are lighter by anything up to 25 kgs and they seem stiffer than the latest ones also the top guys try to get hold of the early masts again they are better than the latest ones .So much for being a one design but hey its a laser so what do you expect
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we had a training day using two L2000s, an RS Vision and a Bahia.  Of the three boats the L2000s were without doubt the lightest, and the nicest to sail.

I own a kestrel which weighs 140kg or more, the L2k weighs nowhere near that much.

I used to own an older L2k, I wouldn't say it weighed anymore than the newer ones we sailed today.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote oldarn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Feb 12 at 11:40am
Originally posted by teamhobie

So just exactly how much does a Laser 2000 weigh?
Laser themselves used to publish a hull weight of 100kg until several years ago when it suddenly shot up to 140kg (165kg complete  boat)!  How did this happen?  Does this mean earlier boats are 40kg lighter than new ones in a one design class?  Were laser just telling fibs at 100kg?  If it is 140kg that would make it heavier than an RS Vision or a Wanderer.  Are they really that heavy?
Maybe you have one and have weighed it on a weighbridge.
So we need to know:
How heavy are they in reality?
Are they all the same regardless of age?
Look forward to your more knowledgeable replies.


Sadly, yes it's likely to be about 140kg if its all up weigh is 165kg.

When looking for a modern and lighter boat than a Wayfarer in the Y&Y Racing Classes guide, I identified the L2000 as the most suitable until I noticed its heavy weight and lack of sail area. That was some eight or nine years ago when I assume they were publishing a figure in that order.

Thus, with no other modern, large and  comfortable fast dinghies which two could easily pull up a ramp, the AltO was born. The hull weight is 82Kg and all up sailing weight 115kg. You should try one!


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So just exactly how much does a Laser 2000 weigh?
Laser themselves used to publish a hull weight of 100kg until several years ago when it suddenly shot up to 140kg (165kg complete  boat)!  How did this happen?  Does this mean earlier boats are 40kg lighter than new ones in a one design class?  Were laser just telling fibs at 100kg?  If it is 140kg that would make it heavier than an RS Vision or a Wanderer.  Are they really that heavy?
Maybe you have one and have weighed it on a weighbridge.
So we need to know:
How heavy are they in reality?
Are they all the same regardless of age?
Look forward to your more knowledgeable replies.
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