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Post Options Post Options   Quote Medway Maniac Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 May 20 at 9:58am
I don't know about Laser 1 (prob not), but because the original equipment on Laser 3000s included the same rudder as the Laser 2, this should answer your question:
And remember, never rely on the clip, always tie it to the boat!
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Wow thanks for quick reply. I have measured the mounting points on the laser 2 and they are 165mm so would appear similar to the 3k. Problem being those are hard to find too 😂. I canít get an L2 rudder, just need the head stock now.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Old bloke Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 May 20 at 5:18am
Obviously the best result would be to find a laser 2 etc rudder. However, if you just need to get on the water, a rudder from almost any similar boat, (fireball, scorpion, national 12 etc etc ) would work, and the rudder stock may be easily adjusted, or a new one made.
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Amazing thanks :) it is just about getting out on the water as soon as. Not going to be racing it as itís only a fun anyway. Final question as I have been able to find a fireball complete unit. What are the measurements for laser 2 rudder blade and tiller arm? I canít seem to find that info and have been searching for ages as I was originally thinking of building a complete unit from scratch
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A Fireball blade is likely to be better than your original L2 blade (too small in some circs!), so just try it as you'll probably like it!  As for the tiller, a lot of racers used to use Laser 1 tillers, which were shorter than the original L2's.  Personally, having tried both I preferred the longer version, but again, my suggestion is to try what you have, and if you decide it's too long cut it down in small increments - it's much harder to make it longer again!  Actually, I'd just try moving the tiller extension attachment point on the tiller first - it's good to have the free end of the tiller poking forward of the extension attachment point to stick between your legs while steering with them during hoists, drops and gybes.

So, try before you cut anything!
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Thanks for al your help :) I will buy the fireball rudder and alter it to fit the Gudgeons on the L2
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My Laser 2 tiller is 47.5" long overall (including piece that fits in the stock)

My tiller extension is 36" 

In the light stuff  you need to go a long way forward, so a long tiller extension better.
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Ah perfect. The fireball tiller is the same length. Tiller extension is 29Ē
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