How To Rig A Laser Sailboat in 5 Easy Steps


Step 1 - Sail And Mast Assembly

Laser-Rigging-Step-1Laser-Rigging-Mast-Assembly

Lay the sail out flat then, put the upper mast and lower mast together (the upper mast and boom are the same for Std, Radial and 4.7 rigs) it is a good idea to wrap a piece of rigging tape around the top of the upper mast as shown. This ensures a tight fit and keeps the luff of the sail in the proper position. (Visually inspect the spars for damage and defects)

Laser Rigging Mast and SailLaser Rigging Boom Vang

Slide the sail sleeve over the mast keeping the sail lined up with the goosneck (part where the boom attaches) Attach the boom to the goosneck and clip in the boom vang. It's important to put a piece of rigging tape around the boom to keep the vang key from slipping out downwind. The boom can come off if the vang detaches while sailing. Continued...

NEXT: Step 2 - How to Rig The Outhaul, Inhaul and Clew