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  1. Pierson

    Mid 70s 470

    I put it in at the north end of Canandaigua Lake. US 1214 will know where that is.
  2. Pierson

    Mid 70s 470

    I went sailing yesterday. Its so smooth and planes very easily! No water came in through the centerboard trunk either. I had everything dialed in pretty well apart from the vang. I just need to shorten up the primary lines and I'll be good I think. Everything felt pretty balanced apart from a...
  3. Pierson

    Mid 70s 470

    Here are those pictures of the jib. I’ve started splicing my lines today. Looking good so far! I also got the mast in the right spot.
  4. Pierson

    Mid 70s 470

    Ya when I have my mast up with no sails the shrouds are not loose like a 420s. I emailed Mr. Hughes about a week ago but id imagine he's pretty busy so he hasn't responded. I might shoot him another one in the next few days if he doesn't respond but I'm not really in a huge rush to get new...
  5. Pierson

    Mid 70s 470

    You should totally make a tuning thread! That discussion would be pretty interesting. And it would not only help people new to the boat but it would probably teach experienced sailers as well. Is the right forestay length when the widest part of the mast is at the very back of the mast gate? I...
  6. Pierson

    Mid 70s 470

    Wow were on a second page now! The boat is still flipped over on blocks. Sanding and waxing is done. The hull is looking so much better than before. I did my best to remove the corrosion on those metal pieces. I think Im gonna sail the boat first and see how much water comes in. When I replace...
  7. Pierson

    1970s Vanguard 470 for sale

    Hi Mr. Hughes I emailed you to see if you would consider selling some sails. Thanks!
  8. Pierson

    Mid 70s 470

  9. Pierson

    Mid 70s 470

    Heres some more pictures to keep you busy during quarantine haha!
  10. Pierson

    Mid 70s 470

    I just ordered 50 feet of single braid for the hallyard and some other lines for Vang and Cunningham. Ive used the toothbrush method before so ill have to put that in once I get everything in shipping. I measured the mast step a while ago but I guess I forgot to put the measurements in here...
  11. Pierson

    Mid 70s 470

    I got an Ideal 18 pole but the jaws are too big for the pole ring on the mast! I have a 3/8 inch shackle that might work if I just tie I on there had pray it holds... Well see! The daysailer pole is just too heavy in my opinion. It was "custom" I think so I'll keep that for the daysailer. I was...
  12. Pierson

    Laser Gel Coat Clean-up Questions

    Is the picture on the left before and after? It looks like you made quite the difference!
  13. Pierson

    Laser Gel Coat Clean-up Questions

    I love the color! Mines a much lighter blue. I would sand the bottom with 600 or 800 grit. Sanding will get the scratches in better shape, get rid of the scuffs and maybe even bring back a little color too. Don’t sand the deck bc you will remove the nonskid. I would only wax after it’s nice and...
  14. Pierson

    Mid 70s 470

    (It may not even be exactly on the centreline, so you need to add more material to one side than the other. Ask me how I know :rolleyes: ) How do you know? I’m amazed you know so much! I keep meaning to take measurements of the gate but I keep getting side tracked. I have made some major...
  15. Pierson

    Laser Gel Coat Clean-up Questions

    That sounds easier than what I did. I really had to scrub for a few days to get all the dirt and stuff off.
  16. Pierson

    Mid 70s 470

    I went out and looked at it yesterday and it doesn’t seem like it is. I could pull up on the arms that stick out and hold the mast. I know a carpenter that can make some blocks for me so maybe I’ll try that for the time being. Are there any specific settings I should have(width of the blocks and...
  17. Pierson

    Mid 70s 470

    Wow you have a good memory if you remembered post 14. Doesnt sound like I need a forward puller but I think I have all the stuff for an aft puller. Do you think the mast gate is strong enough for this new system? As far as I know the fiberglass is pretty stiff still.
  18. Pierson

    Mid 70s 470

    Also, what does the mast puller that pulls the mast forward do? Just the opposite of the mast puller or does it have another use? Should I make one of those?
  19. Pierson

    Mid 70s 470

    Ive been looking at the harken ones but its hard to find them for sale. What do you use? How much would you spend? These are the options Im looking at: http://www.easttextiles.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=17 https://www.velasailingsupply.com/harken-420-spinnaker-bag-set/...
  20. Pierson

    Mid 70s 470

    Hello all! I’ve come out of hibernation now that the snow has melted. I hope everyone is doing well with this Coronavirus thing... School here is closed until further notice. Disappointingly the spring sailing season has been postponed! Two days ago I ordered new trapeze stuff including a Zhik...
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