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  1. michael.ganshirt

    470 Layout

    Ah, yes, some good ideas, particularly on the webbing. Amazon carries it in 10 yard lengths.
  2. michael.ganshirt

    470 Layout

    My Harken spinnaker bag purchase fell through. They no longer stock them. Arg! Will a set of 420 bags do the trick? They look the same, other than the 420 badge.
  3. michael.ganshirt

    470 Layout

    ...also, I'm thinking of making a pair of lexan "doors" for the transom openings. I have some nice, thick (1/2") lexan pieces kicking around the shop. I'd like to stretch load them with some lengths of bungee cord.
  4. michael.ganshirt

    470 Layout

    Hi LaLi (and others), I am only just now getting back to try and continue work with my old 470. I have made some glass repairs and I have more to do. I purchased some spinnaker bags and am looking for some replacement hiking straps. Does anyone have any suggestions for where to source out a...
  5. michael.ganshirt

    Looking for 470 Owners in New England

    I'm in Massachusetts and I am repairing and re-rigging an old 470, now.
  6. michael.ganshirt

    470 Layout

    OK, I see the sail track section extending below the boom below the boom. ...and I have this measurement (approximately 3060mm) from the transome to the aft edge of the mast, along the centerboard trunk. ...oops, that's really blurry. So, am I subtracting the little bit of sail track...
  7. michael.ganshirt

    470 Layout

    Hello, I'm finally getting back to this rigging project after having been torn away with other, less interesting work. I'm not sure about this measurement that you mention, here. I get the measurement from the transom to the aft part of the mast (3095mm), but what does the main sail track have...
  8. michael.ganshirt

    470 Layout

    OK, I wish I could see an example of what you are saying here. Sorry for not fully picturing what you mean in my mind's eye. The way I was picturing the vang attachment was with my triple 16mm block hooked onto the big eyestrap on the mast (the attachment point that is, as you say, above the...
  9. michael.ganshirt

    470 Layout

    Yes, indeed. I hope that this very long set of posts will be useful to others. I'll post all of my eventual set up in great detail as well, including the mast step and with no dark areas.
  10. michael.ganshirt

    470 Layout

    Oh, crap, nevermind about the vang attachment to the boom, I meant to say the purchase system attachment.
  11. michael.ganshirt

    470 Layout

    Alright, so, I have been away from my boat rigging for the last couple of weeks. In the meantime, I have purchased a bunch of line and am returning to the running rigging again. I have found a way to attach my laser-style connector to the boom vang. The Jarken 093 was too big to fit my new...
  12. michael.ganshirt

    470 Layout

    Yes, so now you all can appreciate what I'm up against trying to re-rig this beast. Thankfully, LaLi is giving me some very useful coaching.
  13. michael.ganshirt

    470 Layout

    Yes, of course, I have the laser thingie that I'll use. The Harken 093 should do the trick. I think the vang is supposed to run off of the metal strap on the lower, rear of the mast (the one that the inadequate vang is hooked into in the pictures). Connecting the vang at the mast step allows...
  14. michael.ganshirt

    470 Layout

    I'll get my wire for the bottom made up later today and try it on the boat. The vang is next. I'll have to find a neat way to attach the upper block to the boom. After that I guess I should think about setting up a cunningham rig.
  15. michael.ganshirt

    470 Layout

    Here's my mockup of the system
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