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    470 Questions

    _ That is my next question :rolleyes:. Figured I would get everything properly rigged first.
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    470 Questions

    Spinnaker halyard system: (I don’t have new pics for this one) My spinnaker halyard runs to the bottom of the mast, but the block that allows it to exit the mast is partially blocked by the jib and boom vang tensioner (whatever that ancient winch-like system is called). Meaning, the line cannot...
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    470 Questions

    Also made new hiking straps. Although, might swap these out with nylon soon since the material just came in. I trust nylon much better than cotton (was cotton original?).
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    Back with pics! :D I’ve been busy refinishing and replacing worn lines (thanks Dave!). Ever since Dave helped me out with a sail, I figured I’d make the boat look just as good (thanks again!). (The current situation also gave me time to put energy into this project). This time the list included...
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    Sunfish moving diagonally on a calm day

    Hey, Irondequoit Bay is a walk from my house! Small world. The bay doesn’t really have any substantial current like a wide river or coast might. Definitely check out the RCC. Great people. If I remember correctly, they do thistles as well?
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    Mid 70s 470

    Canandaigua :D yup. Looks great! Did you end up using mast chocks?
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    Mid 70s 470

    My mast gate was in a similar state. The fiberglass was delaminating away from the ply core. I’m guessing it was turtled in mud at some point in its life and the leverage at the mast gate (no chocks or puller) widened the gate. I unbolted the gate from the hull and layed in new glass. My gate...
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    470 Questions

    Chocks. I threw together a set today. Are they still common practice on 420s and 470s? Where can I find “real” dimensions for chocks, tuning guide? Boat is undergoing some upgrades and new finishes here and there (that is why the mast gate is in that condition in this picture :rolleyes:).
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    Bags arrived :) I’m currently replacing lines and sheets and straps with newer stuff (after episodes of hiking straps breaking and lines breaking in the mast :confused:). The original bags used a type of nylon (?) lashing hook to mount the bags, and mount the elastic to the hull. The same...
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    Mid 70s 470

    Pic 52, is that the original aluminum strips used for the slot gasket? It looks like your boats seen some salt water if the aluminum is that corroded, which may mean your boats seen the east coast.
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    3D-printing of spare parts

    3D-Printing is good for making the core or molds for fiberglass parts. Though I haven’t made parts specifically for a boat this way, it certainly can be done. In the 150-250 price range you’ll find printers with an 8”x8” build area that print variantions of PLA and ABS (and maybe other...
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    Trailer ball rant

    Hey! I drove by that accident. It was more comical... err... worse than the picture shows. The boat was just pulled out of the water and wasn’t tied down to anything. Trucked stopped to fast, and well physics is physics. The boat hit the cab like a ramp and landed on the car in front of the...
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    Mid 70s 470

    If your talking about the RYC Club 420s, they do in fact have gaskets - just not great ones (probably due to the way they are beached after racing). A centerboard gasket is a must! (... or a red pool noodle stuffed in the centerboard slot for a little while :cool:). Is there a port near the...
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    Mid 70s 470

    Ah yes “water fountain.” Frankly we didn’t check to see if there was a gasket first out. “Water fountain” doesn’t quite sum up the amount of water that entered the boat. I fixed this with some aluminum strips, stainless screws and some gasket material (I followed the older style flaps but there...
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    Mid 70s 470

    Harkens, in the mail :D
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    Mid 70s 470

    Was red a common color for early hulls? I’ve got a red 1974 in upstate as well, frankly I’m surprised there’s two of the same vintage in the same area. Have fun!
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    470 Questions

    Good to know, thanks
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    470 Questions

    I couldn’t justify putting holes into the hull and buying bags... yet. I will probably outfit the boat with bags and new lines on the halyards next season. I’ll message David. Thanks :)
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    470 Questions

    Spent all day retrieving my main halyard from inside the mast . It wasn’t just skied, it was tangled in the spinnaker halyard, the forestay, wrapped around internal fittings and stuck in foam (?) inside the mast :confused: (though most the tangling and wrapping was probably from my efforts to...
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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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