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Category: News 2013
Close up of kicker base plate with blocks
Close up of kicker base plate with blocks
Complete systems in place
Complete systems in place


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The Laser® dinghy is one of the most popular One Design single hander dinghies in the world. Designed by Canadian Bruce Kirby, there are some 200,000 Lasers® built and many are still in existence, many 30 years old or more.

It is a tough little boat and can be purchased quite cheaply and herein lies the problem. The standard class legal equipment is expensive to buy and can add up to more than the value of a second hand boat. Here at Barton Marine we have considered the options and can now offer very price competitive upgrade options without loss of performance to both young and old club sailors who do not take part in Laser® association events.

During the development, we were lucky to have top Master’s sailor Charles Campion to bounce ideas off and to try out various options. We also kitted out 12 youth boats to properly evaluate the specifications; all the products were thoroughly tried and tested throughout last season.

We are launching 5 sail control kits to include:

#98075 15:1 Kicker set complete
#98079 8:1 Cunningham set complete
#98076 4:1 Outhaul set complete
#98077 Stainless steel mast base plate set
#98078 K cam cleat base plate set

Laser® is a registered trademark owned by Velum Limited and currently licensed for use in Europe to Laser Performance (Europe) Limited. Barton Marine is not associated with Velum Limited or with Laser Performance (Europe) Limited. The Barton Marine products are designed as a third party spare part for those who do not take part in Laser association events and are not associated or linked in any way to official Laser® parts.

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