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  • chucklane92
    chucklane92 reacted to Coastal Redneck's post in the thread Early 50s sailfish restore with Like Like.
    Hmm, maybe you can find another set of spars... make a set if necessary. Don't let this setback throw ya off course... your mission...
  • beldar boathead
    I like Alan’s advice but I’d put in in b, c, a order. If you go with West I’d get the liquid, and the 4 oz per bottle is plenty. And...
  • MrXC
    MrXC replied to the thread Soft Shackle Clew Tie Down.
    Thanks both. LaLi, yes exactly. To get it tight enough, I assume I'd have to make one with a closed circumference that is the same...
  • J
    jmp replied to the thread National Class Contributions?.
    Does your national class list it in their AGM report? In Australia, the national class receives about $7.30AUD from it's members going...
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  • beldar boathead
    When I sailed Optis I was taught to rig my sprit pole on the starboard side because on a starting line, most of the time boats are lined...
  • J
    When I sailed Optis I was taught to rig my sprit pole on the starboard side because on a starting line, most of the time boats are lined...
  • J
    I sold mine two years ago but there is so much pressure on the spreaders while under sail that I didn't see it as a problem. The easiest...
  • J
    james123 replied to the thread Soft Shackle Clew Tie Down.
    I've used random pieces of line for my laser when I've left the clew strap at home or one of my teammates "borrowed" it the day I didn't...
  • Alan S. Glos
    The best repair would be to cut away the damaged wood, epoxy in a new, oversized piece of matching mahogany and then plane to shape with...
  • L
    LaLi replied to the thread Soft Shackle Clew Tie Down.
    You can use any rope or strap for the clew tiedown. With a "soft shackle", do you mean a line with a spliced loop at one end and a...
  • L
    LaLi replied to the thread Mid 70s 470.
    Yes - like in the link in my previous post :rolleyes: It's because you want the shrouds to be as loose as possible when adjusting them...
  • D
    Debmar replied to the thread advice for repairing daggerboard?.
    Would you suggest the liquid or paste version of the g flex product? Wondering how much i would go through (which size i should...
  • MrXC
    My brain is wandering too much during lockdown. Is there any reason not to use a soft shackle instead of the velcro clew tie down? It...
  • torrid
    torrid replied to the thread National Class Contributions?.
    I'm going from memory, but I think it is closer to $10. I think at one point in the past, like twenty years ago, the NA class...
  • Pierson
    Pierson replied to the thread 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...
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