View Full Version : Re: Laser in the woods

07-31-2007, 08:34 PM
Here's a picture of an old Mod VP Laser. Hasn't been run in 21 years, it's just been laying. It wasn't in bad shape until something fell on it a few years back, and slightly damaged the deck.

Surprisingly enough, turned the key and she lit. Can't wait to fix it up and take it for a ride.

I'll try to dig out some old photos of her in her heyday.

For anyone that'll remember, she was called Dazed & Confused.

09-04-2007, 09:15 AM
Scott Goldman (Rockland Marine)'s old boat?


09-05-2007, 01:19 PM
Yes it is.

09-11-2007, 04:50 PM
I would absolutley bust a @@@ ifn I found one of those boats.One of these days I will dig up one.

09-12-2007, 03:15 PM
hell 1fast, I've got 2 of them sitting in my back yard...and one of the original Summerford molds too!!

04-29-2008, 04:29 PM
Which mold do you have?

09-25-2008, 07:30 AM
Matt, Wern`t you trying to sell one of the comp 380`s in your back yard? Look`s like ifast is looking to buy one.


Ron Hill
09-25-2008, 08:09 AM
Nice red one....

10-20-2008, 04:22 AM
dang i wish i could find something like that in my woods.

10-20-2008, 04:33 PM
do u have a mold for it?

01-30-2009, 09:21 AM
Does anyone have any photos of this boat running?

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02-06-2011, 08:47 PM
The 390 Ray Comp was/is an amazing boat. The lighter thy are the better they handle the rough stuff. Mine is suppose to be a 500lbs kevlar boat.


Ron Hill
02-06-2011, 08:52 PM
We still have our 380 Ray, Laser and no one will drive it...Will plates settle it down? (I've wanted to put plates, but Foster says it will kill the speed)... What transom height do you run?? What angle should the prop shaft be??? What prop works well??

02-07-2011, 05:42 AM
Ron, Is your boat a comp hull with stringers? Has the bottom been changed any? What does it do so badly that nobody will drive it? Weight placement makes a huge differance in these boats. To much weight to the rear and it will launch off rollers, Bounce/porpose or try to kite. To much weight forward and it won`t have enough bow lift. Our motor was a mid 80`s modified 2.4 Merc. We ran our tank just behind the driver seat and the battery right behind that. We also had no set back plate. Our prop was a Hoss Triton or a Merc Cleaver. We had water pick up`s in the stock location but were slightly modified. Our boat liked the CLE nosecone better than any other. This is the set up we used in sprint racing and it was a dream to drive.

Later on we started racing marathon races on the Mississippi river and other lakes where the water got really nasty. The rules required a driver and a rider with minimum weight being 1800lbs. For this type racing the set up was completely differant. We ran a stock Yamaha 225 Excel on an 18 inch Rapid Jack set back plate. Seating was tandum with the huge 75 gallon fuel tank behind the rider under the rear deck. Stock water pick up`s as per the rules and we ran a 29p Devil through hub prop with most of the bow lift removed. The handle wasn`t as good as in sprint set up but we had to run 90mph or better to be competitive and this is how we got there. Chuck Goodman (Hydrodynamics) supplied the transom plate and prop. He and i spent many hours running the boat with him in the back seat with a radar gun. I would aim for a metal boat house and he would record the speed. We would then go back to his shop and make changes. The transom started out at 21inches set back but at 18inches the boat handeled better and was just as fast.

Whatever the problem is it can be fixed i promise.