Laser Fittings Guide

As one of the World’s most popular sailing dinghies, with over 215,000 boats sold worldwide, it would be no surprise to find one – new or old – in almost every dinghy park around the globe. 

Being such a popular boat it’s easy for sailors to get their hands on any spec of Laser their budget can afford and that’s why we have put together this fitting guide to help you find the right kit for your budget. 

Here you will find the complete rigging and fitting guides for the Laser / ILCA dinghy. The rigging guide videos below will walk you through setting up a new cunningham or vang system for the Laser. All of the fittings listed below are ILCA class legal. 

Thank you to Southeast Sailboats for supplying the fitout images found on this page. Southeast Sailboats design and provide high-end, ready to fit, control line and related solutions for the Laser® / ILCA dinghy.

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Deck Fittings

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Race Vang

15:1 Purchase system.

At Allen, we manufacture and sell a complete Laser vang kit with everything you’ll need to upgrade your existing vang system. The A8331 includes the following hardware and is completely class legal; 

A5861 – Lower vang unit.

A2023 – 20mm Dynamic double becket block.

A2030PF-873 – 30mm plain bearing fork block with vang key. 

SA.873 – Heavy-duty vang key. 

Control line – 4500mm 

Primary Dyneema – 1400mm 

For details on how to rig the A8331 check out the instructional video below.

However, if you would like to upgrade the system further, we recommend the following changes to improve performance, durability and reduce friction; 

A2022Tii – 20mm Dynamic Tii-On block. (replaces A2023)

A2031XHL-873 – 30mm Extreme High Load block with vang key. (replaces A2030PF-873).  Southeast Sailboats sponsored sailor, multiple world champion and Olympic coach Jon Emmett talks about the benefits of this amazing block in the following video.

Original Vang – 3:1 Purchase system.

If you want to keep things budget-friendly and to the original spec of the ’70s then you will need; 

A..93LZ – Plain bearing single sheave block with becket & key.

A.165LZ – V cleat with double sheave & becket. (discontinued) 

Other Vang Fittings 

A4413 – Vang strap bracket for Laser boom.

A4142-6.5 – Laser vang mast bracket.

AFCP512 & AFPP266 – Clevis pin and split ring for A5861

Outhaul and Cunningham Pack

8:1 & 6:1 Purchase systems respectively. 

Our Outhaul and Cunningham power pack is a great upgrade to get you started with everything you need to remove friction from an ageing system. Check out the videos below for a guide on how to rig both systems. The A8332 pack comes with; 

4 x A2020 – 20mm Dynamic blocks. 

1 x A2021HK – 20mm Dynamic hook block. 

1 x A5849 – Outhaul and Cunningham mast base plate with two A2021F (20mm Dynamic Fork Blocks).

1 x A5848 – Control line base plate with 2 x A.677 cleats and A.397 Pro-Leads.

1 x A.222W – Stopper knob.

1 x A..22W – Stopper knob.

4 x Self-tapping screws for the A5849 & A5848. 

Primary 4mm Dyneema – 600mm

Primary 4mm Dyneema – 4700mm 

Primary 5mm Dyneema – 3900mm

4mm Control line – 620mm

4mm Control line – 920mm

4mm Control line – 1710mm 

5mm Shock cord – 1000mm

4mm mast retaining line – 1400mm

Cunningham Upgrades 

To get even more from your Laser cunningham system you can change the A2020 blocks to the Tii-On versions to save weight and move up a sheave size to reduce friction. To use this set up you will need to be able to splice rope.   For the radial and 4.7 rigs, a 6:1 system is normally sufficient.  However, for the standard rig, an 8:1 is essential as the sail cloth on the MKII standard rig is much stiffer, requiring a more powerful system.  For the 6:1 system, 2 x A2030Tii – 30mm Dynamic Tii-On blocks are required.  For the 8:1 system, 3 x A2030Tii – 30mm Dynamic Tii-On blocks are required. 

1 x A2020Tii – 20mm Dynamic Tii-On 

2 x A2030Tii – 30mm Dynamic Tii-On

Outhaul Upgrades

Some sailors may prefer to use a shackle rather than an A2021HK for attaching the outhaul system to the clew of the sail. Other changes also include changing to Tii-On blocks and going up a sheave size. We recommend the following 

2 x A2020Tii – 20mm Dynamic Tii-On. 

1 x A2030Tii – 30mm Dynamic Tii-On.

1 x A6075 – Shackle with key pin and extra pin and ring attached to 1 x A2020Tii   

A8332 – Outhaul rigging guide

A8332 – Cunningham rigging guide

Mainsheet System 

The mainsheet system on a Laser has remained relatively simple since its creation. However, modern design ratchet blocks are now available to help the sailor grip the rope with ease. 

Heavy winds- A2360Wave – 60mm X2 Wave AutoRatchet.

Medium winds – A2360 – 60mm X2 AutoRatchet.

Light winds – A2345 – 45mm X2 AutoRatchet.

The rest of the mainsheet system is straight forward.

1 x A.278 – 38mm Single plain bearing block. 

1 x A.378 – 38mm Single plain bearing block with becket. 

1 x A.278-74 – 38mm single plain bearing block with Inglefield clip. 

1 x A.178-74 – 28mm single plain bearing block with Inglefield clip. 

2 x A.282A – Aluminium open base fairlead. 

Deck Fittings 

We produce many of the original deck fittings for the Laser. Here you will find the fittings list working aft from the bow. 

A.134 – Acetal bow fairlead. 

A5850 – Mast base block plate.

A5848 – Plastic plate with cleats and wire fairleads for control line cleats. 

A5847 – Plate and wire fairleads only.

A.677 –Cam Cleat for the mainsheet. 

A..99RB-CAN – Toe strap plate royal blue.

Mast and Boom Fittings

ASP4109 – Gooseneck

A4413 – Vang strap bracket for Laser boom.

A4142-6.5 – Laser vang mast bracket.

Rudder and Transom Fittings

A5198 – Tiller extension flexible joint

AB.485 – Laser gudgeon.

A1923 – Rudder retaining clip.

ASP1785 – Laser retaining pin.

A.423 – Screw bung with socket.

1619 – Gorilla tiller with tiller extension.

Accessories and Miscellaneous Fittings

A.359 – Nylon hook for the centreboard. 

A..74 – Inglefield clips for mainsheet blocks. 

A..71M – Lower mast-mounted Aerovane. 

MP2382 – Laser sail batten endcap (Outer) 

MP2383 – Laser sail batten endcap (Inner)

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