When outfitting and preparing the boats we sell, we draw upon our experience and expertise to make each and every system work as smoothly and safely as possible. It is not any one specific thing - but a series of refinements, modifications and add-ons which result in an optimal package for your sailor.

Basically we equip and prepare each boat as if it were our own or our child's. It is called "attention to detail" and we do not fret about the additional time and expense, nor do we charge our customers for these upgrades.

The extra effort that we put into the preparation of the boats we supply, the covers we make and the sails we provide make Colie the smart choice and absolute best value.

 

SUNFISH Colie Upgrades

The following Colie upgrades & substitutions are supplied as standard equipment on all Colie SUNFISH:

» Ratchet Block is supported by a Harken standup boot so that the mainsheet does not get caught while sheeting in our easing out.


LASER Colie upgrades

The following Colie upgrades & substitutions are supplied as standard equipment on all Colie Lasers®:

» A rope daggerboard handle is supplied and installed for free, if requested. 

» The sail numbers are upgraded to Eurostyle dacron numbers, and installed. 

» Shrink tubing is supplied and installed (and doubled-up) on the traveler blocks.

» Harken stand-up boot supports the mainsheet block. 

» Telltails are supplied and installed on the sail.

OPTIMIST Colie Upgrades

The following Pro Shop upgrades & substitutions are supplied as standard equipment on all Optimists sold at Colie:

» Colie Safety Painter Loop supplied & installed (reduces the possibility of a loaded bowline snapping and causing severe eye injury)

» Ratchet Block is supported by a Harken standup boot so that the mainsheet does not get caught while sheeting in our easing out.

» Harken Carbo Blocks for mainsheet tackle pulleys

» Upgraded Daggerboard Positioning System including heavy weight bungee led forward to mast partner with handle tube & Pro Shop hold-down strap for upwind board angle control

» Additional Hiking Strap Hold-up System (keeps straps elevated both front & rear)

» Bailers (2) are supplied and tethered to main bulkhead Port & Starboard with thin bungee

» Olimpic Race Sail is supplied with Race/Pro-Racer versions

» Weight specific Colie/Olimpic Club Race Sail is supplied with Club and Advanced Club models

» An extra-large, heavy duty Cordura Rig Bag is supplied with Club and Advanced Club models

» Any sail supplied with a Colie Equipped Optimist includes sail numbers, vision window, telltails and Vectran sail ties.

» T Handle is supplied to sprit halyard on all models, which makes sprit adjustments quicker and easier.

 

Like other classes, the Optimist has several levels of rigging depending on the sailors training, ambitions and commitment, but the hull is the foundation. McLaughlin's Optimist hull is well known for its stiffness, durability, and speed.

 

These packages take you from the entry level Club Racer to the world class Optisailors Pro Racer. We will be happy to quote you on a custom boat package that differs from the offerings below. On the Pro Racer, you can design your own hull with your own interior floor graphics, custom rail color, or a clear transom for modest upcharges.

 

Club Racer

»Hull - McLaughlin World Championship Hull

»Spars - Optiparts Upgraded Silver

»Blades - New Rule epoxy blades

»Sail - Colie/Olimpic Club Race weight specific: Red (<80 lbs), Light Blue (80-100 lbs), Blue (>100 lbs)

 

Advanced Club Racer

»Hull - McLaughlin World Championship Hull

»Spars - Optiparts Quick Silver

»Blades - New Rule epoxy blades

»Sail - Colie/Olimpic Club Race, weight specific: Red (<80 lbs), Light Blue (80-100 lbs), Blue (>100 lbs)

 

Racer

»Hull - McLaughlin World Championship Hull

»Spars - Optiparts BlackGold or BlackLite

»Blades - New Rule epoxy blades

»Sail - Olimpic Cross Cut Racing Sail: Red, Happy, Gold, Platinum

 

McLaughlin Optisailor's Pro Racer

»Hull - McLaughlin Pro Racer

»Spars - Optiparts BlackGold or BlackLite

»Blades -  N1 racing blades

»Sail - Olimpic Cross Cut Racing Sail: Red, Happy, Gold, Platinum