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    Tiller Extension Extension?

    Im often sailing my 470 single handedly, which is fine in low wind. The problem happens when the wind picks up and the boat is way overpowered. I thought I might be able to sail in heavier wind if I could ride the crew’s trap, but that would require a longer tiller extension. I don’t want to...
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    Sunfish ‘Snow’boat?

    The bay I sail on freezes in the winter. The surface however never completely clears of snow. The lake that feeds the bay also changes levels - developing layers of ice. Simply, we don’t get good ice. I wanted to create ‘snowboat’ (not sure if thats a word :confused:) that uses runners that ride...
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    I hate this thing.

    Went to the club a few days ago, except there was no wind. None.:confused: Coach had us rig all the 420s “in case the wind picked up”. It’s a 1/4 mile walk to the docks, so the coach said he’d have a “suprize” for us back at the clubhouse when we returned. This was the “suprize”: It’s...
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    470 Questions

    Here are some questions I have regarding my new boat. Feel free to answer or add your own. What are the different types of spinnaker bags? What are the mounting standards? Are there specific types for different sailing techniques? Never used one before, any input would be great. Why is 470...
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    Can you explain this?

    I sail a large bay, basically a chip off of Lake Ontario. We normally get very consistent wind from the north. There is a spot, about center of the bay, that does not receive anybit of substantial wind, unless it’s really blowing. I don’t understand why. I’ve included two maps, one I marked...
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    Looking for a Trapeze Harness

    I’m looking for a harness for my recently purchased 470 (Jean Morin, 1974). I’ve never sailed on a wire before, so I’m not looking for a racing harness. (My boat probably isn’t class legal anymore either). The boat came with wire, but there’s no interface between the wire and the harness other...
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    Sodas Bay, NY

    Anyone sail Sodas? Sail color? Class? NY
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    470 Worth

    This is not an add, I am not trying to sell my boat. I recently bought a used 470, built by Jean Morin, 1974. Unfortunately this boat has been in storage most of its life, but when it has seen water, it was registered as a ‘motor sailor’- for 4 years in a row. The owner I purchased it from...
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    470 worth

    This is not an add, I am not trying to sell my boat. I recently bought a used 470, built by Jean Morin, 1974. Unfortunately this boat has been in storage most of its life, but when it has seen water, it was registered as a ‘motor sailor’- for 4 years in a row. The owner I purchased it from...
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