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  1. onepointfivethumbs

    US Portsmouth Yardstick Change?

    Thanks for picking up the reins. Do we necessarily need a conversion? If the RYA is okay with it I don't see why we would need to develop a separate system when RYA PN seems to be pretty effective. @JimC any other insights as to how to run it well?
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    The New Normal?

    At least they're not going to Cove Island
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    GoPro camera.

    the OG GoPro mounts had a really aggressive 3M self adhesive backing, depending on the boat you could slap it on the flattest side of the boom or use a rollbar mount
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    GoPro camera.

    there are a dozen variants of bootleg GoPro's on Amazon in the $50 range
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    The search continues!

    Get a Finn. There are four in Toronto (and one in Ottawa), CORK in Kingston is a major part of the calendar and there are a couple regattas in Upstate New York (after Corona kills us all of course)
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    Aluminum Tube vs. Carbon Tube for Mast

    luminum is gonna be cheaper than carbon by a lot.
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    US Portsmouth Yardstick Change?

    I've seen Opti's in hot tubs if that counts
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    Boats for Big Chaps

    Probably a Needlespar, is there a color band at the tip?
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    Boats for Big Chaps It's a Vanguard and it's newer but Marcus did a pretty good job updating his boat, good reference photos
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    Boats for Big Chaps

    The boat isn't a true "double bottom", the plywood sits over the bilge and there should be vertical stringers running fore and aft. If you can find the stringers you can use regular wood screws and secure the floor, should stiffen up the boat and keep the block from flexing
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    PFD recommendations?

    The West Marine ones are surprisingly sturdy and comfortable. Otherwise like Varan said your local kayak or outdoor shop (REI, etc) have pretty good selections of stuff, Kokatat, NRS, Extrasport, all pretty good.
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    Boats for Big Chaps

    The wires coming up from the mast collar are for the "lever" (Purple) on the vang, that's a fixed length system so you can adjust it if you need more room to get under the boom you can use the "shroud pin adjusters"
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    Boats for Big Chaps

    It’s not a great photo but you can sort of see the idea doublending the control lines through the blocks and using the turnbuckle to adjust the mast base. In all honesty you won’t be moving the butt a ton, most on the water adjustments are done with chocks, I think there’s a conversion kit out there for like $300 for the old Vanguard/Elvstrom/Teals
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    Boats for Big Chaps

    The pin and plate is a super-old school solution, most boats now have a turnbuckle attached to a fixed point in the bilge and the mast butt can slide fore and aft. Blocks are turning blocks for the control lines, order doesn't really matter but you should be able to rig an infucker, outhaul, cunno, and vang back through the blocks on the centerboard case and up the side decks.
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    Cheap and cheerful lightweight training dinghy

    Finn guys are getting a container from Holland late this summer, might get Winner to throw a boat in there if you can pitch in for shipping. Europes are cool.