I've become obsessed on finding a Laser. Other boats won't do. How did you brainwash me?
Truth be told there a lot of terrible boats on the used market. I know, I must have looked at half of them.
How old is this boat?I believe it was built in the 60s. (note: Beware when no mention of the boat's age is in the ad. Also, beware when the photo looks like it is from a manufacturer's website or is a distance shot.) How about the sail?Original. Hmmm, the transom looks pretty sketchy. I used an outboard on it all last summer, she's solid.
God knows I don't want another project, just a nice used Laser. Can anyone help me?
Some of you have asked me about using the Banshee as a Summer play toy. Banshee downwind = pearling = swimming. It's fine for the Winter when there is less wind. No me gusto.
No Lasers to be found. What's a guy to do? Look at scows?
I found an Melges 16 up at Clear Lake on Craigslist. It looked promising at $700, so I threw a line in the water at SA and came back with a definite don't buy from a scow guy who said the boat was an old warhorse from the sixties that should be put out to pasture. He pointed me toward an MC up in Sac-town.
Isn't it a big Laser that needs a few more blokes to carry it to the water?
I'm starting to think Hobie. Puffy, she is one of those multi-hull watchamacallits that loves the beach. I found an '82 Hobie 14 on Craigslist that has no soft spots, new running and standing rigging for the same price as the Melges.
Should I take the plunge or wait on the beach for a Laser to wash ashore?
I want to buy a used Laser for some excitement over the summer while I build my boats.
The damn things can be so much fun to sail. The trouble is that used boats are few and far between. Is a 1980 boat worth $1,000? That's a 27 year old boat! If you know of a good used Laser please contact me: jtrouse at gmail.com
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