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  1. michael.ganshirt

    470 Layout

    I'll get my wire for the bottom made up later today and try it on the boat. The vang is next. I'll have to find a neat way to attach the upper block to the boom. After that I guess I should think about setting up a cunningham rig.
  2. michael.ganshirt

    470 Layout

    Here's my mockup of the system
  3. michael.ganshirt

    470 Layout

    I've purchased my blocks, line and some other hardware to rig up the Purchase System for my 470. I want to make sure that I have the routing of the line through the blocks correct. It's tough to see the pattern from this picture. This is a helpful guide but it puts the blocks at a 90 degree...
  4. michael.ganshirt

    470 Layout

    Oh, You're in Finland? I didn't realize that. Taka-Töölö. I hadn't heard of that town/city/area before. Lots of "umlauts"!
  5. michael.ganshirt

    470 Layout

    ...or this Vectran stuff, which seems to be pretty low stretch? NEW ENGLAND ROPES V-12 Vectran Single Braid | West Marine
  6. michael.ganshirt

    470 Layout

    I'm looking at my local West Marine and they have this listed: NEW ENGLAND ROPES Stronger than Steel 12-Strand Dyneema | West Marine Does this look like the same rope?
  7. michael.ganshirt

    470 Layout

    Is the Sta-Set rope from New England Ropes a decent choice for low stretch line on the the vang and Purchase system?
  8. michael.ganshirt

    470 Layout

    Perhaps this would serve as my mast chock. Ronstan Dinghy Mast Chock Set, 6 piece
  9. michael.ganshirt

    470 Layout

    I have been doing some online shopping at APS and I have the local West Marine that I have been using as well, over the years. Here's the 408F I found on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07SJ9JK3F/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_3?smid=ATRQ56T3H9TM5&psc=1
  10. michael.ganshirt

    470 Layout

    OK, I think the purchase system is the first thing I'm going to put together, that and order up some line. I want to have a different color pattern for each purpose in the boat. The thing is going to look like a christmas tree. Looking at Harken blocks at different places and I notice that...
  11. michael.ganshirt

    470 Layout

    That purchase system looks pretty nice. I can build up one of those. Both of those blocks are free-floating, correct? I like the idea of cleating the line elsewhere as well. What is the metal cable, that is affixed to the bottom block/cleat, attached to below, something on the the mast...
  12. michael.ganshirt

    470 Layout

    So, playing around with the rig yesterday, I raised both sails and the trailer and was able to hook up my mail halyard on the little hook but the jib halyard hook (or hooks) appear to be missing. I assume that there were once a hook or two below where the halyard exits the mast, yes/ I see...
  13. michael.ganshirt

    470 Layout

    I can rig up such a thing. No, no evidence of any chocks. This boat was not used in a serious way for many years. Recreational sailing with bare bones, very patched together rigging.
  14. michael.ganshirt

    470 Layout

    Here's is what the boom looks like where the vang attaches. A little slotted keyway.
  15. michael.ganshirt

    470 Layout

    I see, so, a chock would be wedged in front of the mast and the puller pulls the front of the mast, both at deck level.
  16. michael.ganshirt

    470 Layout

    So, I just went up to my club to have a look at my boat (I wish I had brought it to my house) and as it sometimes turns out, my jib halyard IS a cable, not a rope. Faulty memory. So, that is no longer an issue. I'll put a new rope tail on it and use it as is for now. I'll take some pictures...
  17. michael.ganshirt

    470 Layout

    Thanks, these pictures are a help, for sure. I noticed that vang setup on the Harken site. I think I'll buy those blocks and rig it up from there. Is something like a Dyneema rope a good option? 8 or 9mm? I'm going to try and sort out some of these smaller rigging challenges (vang, spin...
  18. michael.ganshirt

    470 Layout

    So, for my Boom Vang setup, I'm thinking of modelling something like #8 in this schematic. VANG SYSTEMS | Ronstan Sailboat Hardware World Sorry, kind of all over the place with this rigging. So much to figure out!
  19. michael.ganshirt

    470 Layout

    Yes! The luff, thanks. I guess I can try and have a wire halyard made for the boat. I suppose that it has to be assembled with the wire already through the mast. I guess I could fabricate my own and "swage" my own ends on it. I'm used to using cables to hoist sails, but always with a...
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