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  1. fatjohnz

    Need some i420 help

    Can I assume that pre-cut spin halyard, spin sheets, topping lift, and downhaul for a C420 would fit my i420? Seems to me those lengths would be generic between the boats .john
  2. fatjohnz

    Need some i420 help

    I see a spin and pole in UK from ebay. Too bad I can't find it cheaper in the great white north. js
  3. fatjohnz

    Need some i420 help

    Thanks for your offer Sam* but new T-balls for your wires would be kind of expensive and I found an even less expensive KO trap wire rig set here https://www.kosailing.com/hardware-i420-parts-i420twr.html . Looking for a used spinnaker now. Happy New Year, js
  4. fatjohnz

    Need some i420 help

    Surprisingly, yes; she does have a 2nd set of chainplates and a 2nd notch in the keel root. I don't see any interweb info on rigging the i420 with a una rig. john
  5. fatjohnz

    Need some i420 help

    She has curvy flaired gunnel and has a 5’4” beam.
  6. fatjohnz

    Need some i420 help

    hmmm, well, the mast foot looks like it sits in a notch in the keel root; there's no receiver plate. And there is no cross-brace mast partner thing.... that seems important... js
  7. fatjohnz

    Need some i420 help

    Thanks for the leads on the where to procure the trap wires and making me realize the wire lengths are subjective. Eventhough KO doesn't list the trap parts on their site, you're right, they would know the setup since they carry the whole i420 package. Yes, the mast does have the spin ring and the sheave. I think I read the i420 has tapered pole ends... probably another custom item to ask KO about. thx, john
  8. fatjohnz

    Need some i420 help

    Yes Mozzy, I'm in the NorthEast of USA. The mast is tapered and has holes for the trapeze slugs and the forestay wire comes straight out of the mast. These things look unique to the i420. I see Lous' suggestions just a little unsure of the overall trap wire lengths... same w/ the pole. And I see APS has 420 parts but c420 parts won't work on the i420 mast n such. john
  9. fatjohnz

    Need some i420 help

    One of the sailing instructors of our (small) sailing school is interested in teaching on a 420. I kept an eye open and found an i420 on craigslist. I would like to clean it up and offer it to the school. The boat I got does not have the trapeze wires, spinnaker, or associated rigging. I'm having a little trouble finding parts and specs or a used market. I know the c420 is a similar design but haven't found info on what parts might be interchangeable. I know some of the suggestions will be to sell it and get a c420 or 470. If you have some suggestions on locating info/specs for the i420 parts so I can have the trapeze fabricated and/or a source of used parts or c420 interchangeable parts; I'd appreciate it. thanks as always, john
  10. fatjohnz

    Fixed VHF with remote and AIS

    @'Bacco, that B&Gv50 is a receiver only btw. 0.25A would be fine for a transceiver; thx
  11. fatjohnz

    Fixed VHF with remote and AIS

    I'm interested in adding an AIS transceiver to my boat so that we are seen up here in foggy New England. She's 28 feet and has a 1 cylinder diesel so we have the smallest stock batteries off the shelf at the marine store (not exotically small). Do I need to worry about impact on battery life. Are some AIS units more efficient and will they operate ok at lower voltages (eg. I saw one unit that showed 13.8v operating voltage which we never have under sail). Thanks, john