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Hi guys. Does anyone have any first hand knowledge of tricking up the evergreen Young 88 design eg bow sprit, different keel new mast etc etc. 

I know there’s a lot of better boats out there but for the cost, rating and size they still seem very appealing for such an old design

Appreciate any advice or  info.

Cheers 

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I've sailed on and against both modified and standard Y88s. (keels and/or masts.)

Found the standard ones to be just as quick as the modified ones, though harder to keep in the groove.

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No, but I can't really see the point.

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There was a long running thread here on Young 8.4s with a lot of information about modifications. I know the 8.4 and 8.8 are different boats, but there may be something of interest there.

The search function is playing silly buggers again so I can't find the thread now. Good luck. 

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A carbon rudder is the fastest and easiest mod. The current ones are barn doors.

If you wanted a real orphan you could put on a carbon stick c/w MH gear and a baby prod for C0s. 

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We have a class 88 however have fitted a removable bowsprit for an A sail and code 0 makes a huge difference. It’s a Seldon bowsprit kit so easily removable

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Cheers mate. Thanks for the feedback. 
Small prodder and carbon stick would make it a real weapon  off the breeze 

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4 hours ago, monosailor said:

We have a class 88 however have fitted a removable bowsprit for an A sail and code 0 makes a huge difference. It’s a Seldon bowsprit kit so easily removable

Cheers mate. Any chance you have any pics of your set up please??

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