Is anyone building Lasers these days?

Discussion in 'Laser Class Politics' started by monkey_feet, Jun 12, 2015.

  1. monkey_feet

    monkey_feet Arlington, TX

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    I know the whole lawsuit with LP and Bruce is putting a cramp in getting a new boat in the United States, but is anyone making Lasers anywhere else?
     
  2. torrid

    torrid Just sailing

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    Don't think there is an issue with anyone who wants to buy a new Laser not being able to buy one. The only problem is you won't be able to sail that Laser in any official Kirby Torch Class Association sanctioned events.
     
  3. monkey_feet

    monkey_feet Arlington, TX

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    Torch or Laser events??? Can I buy a new boat from LP and, say, go to the Laser Nationals or participate in our Dist. 15 events here in Texas?
     
  4. Wavedancer

    Wavedancer Upside down? Staff Member

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    Of course you can.

    I believe that the Lasers currently sold in North America are built in the UK and that the hulls are outfitted in Rhode Island by LP.
    I read this somewhere on the Internet; therefore, it must be true ;)
     
  5. LaLi

    LaLi Active Member

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    I understand that all new Lasers sold in the area where LP owns the trademark are built in Banbury, Oxfordshire.

    https://www.google.fi/maps/@52.0574...4!1sSvkLb_zO5Z7cO-s4tMdJkQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

    I also believe that this, the lawsuit, and the availability of new boats anywhere have nothing to do with one another.

    PSA in Australia still builds Lasers for Oceania, and PSJ in Japan for Japan and Korea.

    And there are no Torch races anywhere. Yet.
     
  6. AdamCrescent

    AdamCrescent New Member

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    Just adding my 2 cents but I really hope the torch can become a thing, i like how kirby can have control over his "car topper" and i kinda like the torch logo better.
     

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