Hello, I just picked up an old laser today. The seller had no idea what he had and knew nothing at all about boats. He received it in a trade a few days ago and drove two hours each way to deliver it. Final Price: 300. Deck and hull are solid, mast step holds water, and is light enough to carry on my own. Might have hit the jackpot when it comes to a fun boat to play around in, except for a quarter size hole on the bottom of the hull (laid down on something pointy?). I found a serial number near the bow, but that is about it (79xxx). How do I date the hull? Fun Fact: Boat has German Sailing Association stickers and a cover that states "Made in West Germany"... I wonder when it crossed the pond.