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Looking for a Laser II or Simular, Please help!

Hey all, I am currently looking for a Laser 2 racing dinghy and am wondering if anyone knows of any in the great lakes area.

Also, what are your general thoughts on this boat?? I will be trailering the boat to lakes in Michigan and am looking for some thrills so I want one with a spinnaker setup and a trapeze. Are there other similar boats that I should look at?

Any information would be helpful, thanks in advance.

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Closest Laser II I could find was in MO

on Ebay: eBay Motors: 1980 Laser 2, Trapeze, Spinnaker!!!!!!! (item 110258116340 end time Jun-07-08 12:28:04 PDT)

Do a google search for 'Laser II sailboat for sale'. You will find plenty to look at.
You are gonna get wet!!!
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Yeah thanks, thats the boat that made me start to think of the Laser 2 again. I also just missed one here in Michigan on craigslist.

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Check eBay motors, auction number 110258116340.

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Like others have recommended, keep an eye on Ebay Motors, there is almost always a Laser II listed. If you are thinking trapeze / spinnaker boats you might want to consider a 420 also, or even a 505. I owned a 505 once upon a time and let me let you, it's a sled!!
I reminisce about that type of sailing myself. Good luck
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I learned the ropes on a Laser on Lake Charlevoix. It's still in our family, so I enjoy a couple wet, spirited sails on her each summer. Good luck with the search!

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"Also, what are your general thoughts on this boat??"

The dinghy club I belonged to had a number of Laser II's. From what I recall they were a pretty tough boat and yet sailed quite well. It won't be as exciting as RickQuann's 505 but likely less costly and easier to sail.
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I learned the ropes on a Laser on Lake Charlevoix. It's still in our family, so I enjoy a couple wet, spirited sails on her each summer. Good luck with the search!
Lake Charlevoix is where I hope to be doing most of the sailing this summer, where on the lake are you located and is this a good boat for this lake?
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cjmcfall - We have a family place on Horton Bay. Lake Charlevoix is a great Laser lake, with plenty of wind and a little fleet that use to race out of Boyne City. If you're launching from a ramp, I suggest the Boyne City ramp, since it's close to all the good open sailing at that end of the lake. There are ramps on the Ironton/Jordan arm of the lake, but there's less wind and space there. There's also a small, relatively unknown ramp on Horton Bay, but I'm not sure if it's public or not. I think it's right at the end of Bay Street, straight across from the HB General Store.

Our Laser is still on the beach in Horton Bay, though we keep our 25 footer down south in Grand Haven.

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