Category Archives: Tips & Tricks

RC Laser Rigging

Tuning Tips for the RC Laser


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Guidelines by Jon Elmaleh as edited by Abigail Kelly and Steve Lang The incredibly good design and engineering of the RC Laser leaves the skipper with a relatively small range of performance adjustments. Because there are so few, they are fairly critical.  What follows are basic guidelines to help you achieve greater performance from your […]

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Up a Creek – Without a Rudder!!


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The bullet-proof RC Laser has long invited sailors to be more careless about collisions.  But one type collision can disable an RC Laser. If one boat’s bow crosses the aft deck of another boat it may hit the top of the rudder, unhooking it – which leads to ejecting the non-floating rudder  %$^&*#@! For years […]

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Loosie Goosie


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Help! I have a loose gooseneck on my RC Laser. Now what? Here is all you need: • A ruler of some sort • Your mast • Your gooseneck • Gorilla Glue or similar glue • A rag Apply glue around the mast from the 4 ½” mark to about the 6 ½” mark. Slide […]

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Squeeze Me, Baby!


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I have witnessed, first hand, owners of the RC Lasers vigorously shaking their boats trying to get the water to come out that ridiculous little hole in the transom.  I have even heard of those that have drilled out the hole and put a stopper in it – so they could drain the boat easily. […]

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Speed Clips


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Speed Clips are a super accessory for the RC Laser IF you know how to install them correctly. All sails for the RC Laser come with an outhaul line tied to the clew of the sail.  This line is designed to be fed through the bale of the aft slider on the boom and then […]

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Baby Black Blocks


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Go on, say that 3 times fast “Hmmm – must be some kind of packing material, I’ll just throw them away.”  WRONG!! Servo Wedges –  There are two baby black rubber blocks that perform a critical job in your cockpit.  They often are shaken loose from their assigned tasks during shipping – and they don’t […]

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