Recent content by David Hughes

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    470 Layout

    The mystery blocks are likely for the trapeze bungee system. Modern boats put the same block just behind the centercase and on the keelson.
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    Looking for 470 Owners in New England

    Jeff, do you still have your 470 going?
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    470 Layout

    The board should have enough play that when the boat is flipped on land the board wants to fall down. On land, use the Cunningham to hold up the head of the board. Often, the trailing edge of the board will hit before the head of the boar does. To combat this, most boats add a stopper on the...
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    470 Layout

    Strap stops the trailing edge of the board from hitting the traveler bar and/or old-style compass mount. The hole in the aft wall of the centercase (with two cam cleats at angels) is for the spin halyard.
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    For Sale  150 SAILS!!

    Lots of Olympic-caliber sails for sale. Modern designs. North Sails, mostly. Looking to move them at low prices. I have a variety of conditions, but even the worse sail is still decent! I’d like to help the class and clean out my garage at the same time. Email is best. hughes470@gmail.com.
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    Need to replace centerboard and cover - Does anyone have one?

    Yes, not a problem on centerboards or other parts. Email me at hughes470@gmail.com
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    1970s Vanguard 470 for sale

    Let me know if you need any parts and sails. I’m looking to unload items for low prices. Email me at Hughes470@gmail.com
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    Looking for a replacement center board for a 470...

    Bruno....did you find a CB?
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    For Sale Four main and Nine jibs for sale

    Do you still own USA 1715? I believe USA 1750 was a Zieg and is now located in Miami. Just curious! We're trying to find owners of older boats to promote the class. See the class website at www.470usa.org. My email is hughes470@gmail.com
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    LOOKING FOR A 470

    I have a lead on some for sale. What level are you looking for? Email me at hughes470@gmail.com.
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    Wanted main and jib

    Did you ever get sorted with sails? I know it's been a while? Message me at hughes470@gmail.com.
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    Looking for a replacement center board for a 470...

    I may have some CB's. Email me at hughes470@gmail.com
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    470 Questions

    Most boards do get scratches. However, there are shimming materials on the market to tape along the top and bottom of the centercase (this would be lengthwise to the hull). In the end, much of it depends on bolt tension. If the board is tight on land, then it will be too tight on the water...
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    470 Questions

    The red boat looks excellent. Well done! Battens for the #2 and #3 pockets are about 755-775mm. Class rules keep the pockets at 800mm. The top batten varies based on the type of main used. There are longer and shorter battens, but it doesn't mean that one sail is smaller than the other by...
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    Used 470 Sails???

    All....we have plenty of very good used sails. What usage-level and price range are you looking for? When do you need them? Where do they need to be shipped? Email me at hughes470@gmail.com.
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