Hey all, just got my fish(es) and have sailed a few times, but i have some questions.... 1 - Do you use any tape (shims) around the mast in the step to minimize freeplay? if so, what kind seems to work best? 2- Is there any need to have "mast bottom protection discs" like in a Laser to keep the mast from wearing in the step? 3 - The tiller doesn't noticeably rub on the aft deck, but there are wear marks from the previous owner.....is there any special protection needed here? 4 - I actually have two fish, one for my wife and one for me.....one of our rudders has been faired down to a very fine trailing edge, the other isn't. Is it class legal to fair out the edge? 5 - I read in tips and tricks to put some strips (of carpet ) in the fore and aft edges of the CB trunk to keep the board from wiggling around and getting dinged up....any specific suggestions on material? Which works best? 6 - I can definitely see the need to relocate the forward boom block to align with the rachet block. It is suggested to thru-bolt. Is that because rivets are too weak for this application? Have people ripped riveted eye straps out? Or is it because most people don't have a rivet gun? Thanks for any and all replies And.....GREAT JOB to the class and individuals who are responsible for the new forum .