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    Jib car track

    That’s certainly a Simon Cooke designed boat. The traveler bar and floating jib leads are clues. There is nothimg wrong with the floating jib lead system. If you do change, you will need to secured a jib box that affixes to a Harken car. This is potentially a lateral move as there are...
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    Install bailer on Vanguard 420

    Installing an Anderson isn’t too difficult so long as you pay attention to the cut out and are willing to do some gelcoat filling. I have some for sale if you decide to try.
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    Where to buy slot strip?

    I have some for sale. Email me at [email protected].
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    Outhaul design for 470?

    A single cleat under the boom aft of the Vang attachment Works well. 8-to-1 is best (this is 4-to-1 internally and 2-to-1 at the clew).
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    470 Layout

    The mystery blocks are likely for the trapeze bungee system. Modern boats put the same block just behind the centercase and on the keelson.
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    Looking for 470 Owners in New England

    Jeff, do you still have your 470 going?
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    470 Layout

    The board should have enough play that when the boat is flipped on land the board wants to fall down. On land, use the Cunningham to hold up the head of the board. Often, the trailing edge of the board will hit before the head of the boar does. To combat this, most boats add a stopper on the...
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    470 Layout

    Strap stops the trailing edge of the board from hitting the traveler bar and/or old-style compass mount. The hole in the aft wall of the centercase (with two cam cleats at angels) is for the spin halyard.
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    470 Questions

    Most boards do get scratches. However, there are shimming materials on the market to tape along the top and bottom of the centercase (this would be lengthwise to the hull). In the end, much of it depends on bolt tension. If the board is tight on land, then it will be too tight on the water...
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    470 Questions

    The red boat looks excellent. Well done! Battens for the #2 and #3 pockets are about 755-775mm. Class rules keep the pockets at 800mm. The top batten varies based on the type of main used. There are longer and shorter battens, but it doesn't mean that one sail is smaller than the other by...
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    470's in New England?

    Jeff, Let me know if you need any tips or part, sails, etc. I'm happy to unload....