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    Unjury-rigging a jury-rigged 470

    BTW, I just found out that the Italian 470 discussion forum (www.timonieri.it) I quoted from has lots more photos showing the details of 470s (old and new) and some handy drawings.
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    Unjury-rigging a jury-rigged 470

    Thanks LaLi. Staring at some pictures from Mackays and the sketch below (in Italian), I guess I should have had the block further back along the centreboard casing rather than on the keelson (as in my previous picture). I'll give that a go. http://www.timonieri.it/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=9553...
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    Unjury-rigging a jury-rigged 470

    Thanks LaLi. I took the 470 out sailing today and it was so much better with the rig tensioner and wire jib halyard. It was force 4 and a bit breezy so child #2 got a bit scared. I may have put her off sailing for life... Or maybe temporarily? That worked well. Looks much better now. Thanks for...
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    Unjury-rigging a jury-rigged 470

    It survived the storm in the dinghy park last week so that was reassuring. I'll take the mast down over the winter, as you say, though. After some trial and error (actually, lots of errors), the rig tensioner and kicker are taking shape. I've documented it here for others who find themselves in...
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    Unjury-rigging a jury-rigged 470

    Who'd have thought that the mast was supposed to be so tilted back? It'll definitely get funny looks from the uninitiated. Is it ok being left in the boat park in the winter storms like this with loose shrouds?
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    Unjury-rigging a jury-rigged 470

    Hi LaLi I think I need some help here... I've put the mast foot as far forward as I can and it's now around 3080mm (my previous measurement was a bit off). Extending the forestay to tilt the mast aft until it's half out of the mast gate makes the mast tilt alarmingly aft. I know nothing about...
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    Unjury-rigging a jury-rigged 470

    I've been away and now back so a quick progress update. I moved the forestay to the correct position on the mast, just above the jib halyard (it was previously clipped on to the spin halyard ring). I also moved the mast foot forward a bit but it was still only 3080mm (measured from the aft...
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    470 Layout

    Hi Michael I've been following your project as I've also got an old 470 from the 1970s that needs its rigging overhauled. For replacing your toestraps, webbing is cheap and good enough. I guess you might be able to find something similar where you live...
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    Unjury-rigging a jury-rigged 470

    Thanks for your advice on the halyard and trapeze. I missed it first time round. Halyard: Just to check I've understood you correctly: By 'halfway out' do you mean with half the mast sticking out of the mast gate? 470 mast measurements: Yeap, I agree. That's what I'm after. Forward...
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    Unjury-rigging a jury-rigged 470

    That'll be really handy. I'd moved the mast a little forward since the photo was taken. I'll measure it properly. Ah, you've got sharp eyes. Yes, it's one of things that makes me a bit nervous. No, the seams of the big round plywood on the bulkhead is not very watertight and I've been thinking...
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    Unjury-rigging a jury-rigged 470

    LaLi—Thanks for the mast measurements; it's highlighted a big mix up on this boat. As you can see on the photo below, I think the forestay has been attached higher than it should be to where the spinnaker halyard should go. This explains why the forestay is under so much tension (it came with...
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    Unjury-rigging a jury-rigged 470

    Thanks LaLi. I think I've got the picture now. Just some details to work out and then I'll order the bits and try it out. I took the boat out today and I really do enjoy how 470s handle—even with a very floppy jib halyard. Jib halyard: Cleat integrated into the rig tensioner on the mast (to...
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    Unjury-rigging a jury-rigged 470

    Thanks so much LaLi. That's explained a lot. I'll update the pictures with your suggested labels later when I've worked most of it out. Magic Box & jib halyard: The Magic Box does move but it's a bit of a grind. It's probably less work in the long-run to make up a rig tensioner made up of free...
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    Unjury-rigging a jury-rigged 470

    Hello I bought an old 470 from 1976 (built by Roga) but from what I can work out, the previous owner must have got been using it jury-rigged. The rudder was on facing the wrong way for a start... I'm struggling to work out how to get it properly rigged and I'm seeking your help. I know I'm not...
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