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    Securing the Main and Jib Halyard

    Appreciate your reply and information. Thank you If anyone has a rigging guide for this type of setup or year of boat it would be nice to post it. Thanks
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    Securing the Main and Jib Halyard

    I have taken some photos and I believe one might show the Highfield lever. The lever looks like it would be positioned upside down to take up tension from the jib coming from the bottom pulley ? I did not see any other cleats for the main. The small set of three cleat that were shown in the...
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    Securing the Main and Jib Halyard

    I just bought an older 470 and am unable to find a rigging guide. I am looking for just the basics. I am not a sailor but would like to know how to secure the main and jib halyard from the pulley at the base of the mast. seems like there a lot of stress on these lines and would like to be able...
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    1970's Vanguard 470 free for taking

    Long time ago but I live near and have a trailer. Thank you
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    Getting knocked down question.

    Thank you for the imformation. Sounds like I will try to find a good one and enjoy. Peter
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    Getting knocked down question.

    I have been sailing a Force 5 for a few months and that is the limit of my sailing experience. I want to get a Capri 14.2 so my wife can go along in some comfort. I had a couple of questions about the boat. If you get knocked over by the wind how easy is it to right the boat and does the boat...
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    Sleeved Sail question

    I have bought and used a Sunfish twice and now I like sailing and want a Laser someday soon. My main question is that with a Sunfish you can drop the mast when landing when it's windy and you can raise the mast when it is windy after you take off. With a sleeved mast I can't quite picture how it...
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    Newbie question capsizing and mast bending.

    Thanks for your help. I appreciate it. Peter
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    Newbie question capsizing and mast bending.

    I am quite new to sailing but would like to get a Laser. The main question I have is what happens say if you are speeding right along and you capsize. Can the mast dig into the water and bend back causing damage to the hull and the mast. I have been watching Lasers on You Tube capsizing at high...
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    Any pointers for when the boat tips over.

    Thanks for your help it's much appreciated. It seems like a sport I will enjoy. Thanks Peter
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    Any pointers for when the boat tips over.

    I was wondering about when the boat tips over as far as losing the mast and having it come out of its mount and sinking. If that is a possibility. I took my boat out for the first time with no sailing lessons in 10 - 15 mph winds and had a great time. By shear luck I made out and back without...
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    Scorpion Mast "similiar to sunfish" question

    My measurements for the existing mast are 2 1/4" od x 10'. Think a sunfish is the same. Anyone know the measurements. Thanks Peter
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    Scorpion Mast "similiar to sunfish" question

    I will check the measurements. Thanks for your replys. Peter
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    Scorpion Mast "similiar to sunfish" question

    I bought a Scorpion sailboat which is similiar to a Sunfish and I don't have a forum to post in other than here. I was wondering if I could post also. The boat I bought came with the mast bent or angled back. Supposedly that is the way they are made. The trouble is the head clearance when the...
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