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    Posted: 11 Jun 20 at 10:26am
Do you use trapeze when Una rigged?
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A 1960 design, if memory serves.
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I bought a cheap 420. It was in reasonable nick so I went ahead. It wasn't until I started doing some research that I began to realise just how old it is. The sail number (14977) puts its build date around 1970. I had no idea the class had been going that long. 

There were a few clues along the way - the main sheet has a traveller, clearly there since the boat was new, but class rules don't allow them.  It has a second mast step and shroud plates to allow a una rig, something not mentioned in any of the literature. Plus an all-wood rudder and tiller is not something seen for many years.
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Unless this is just for dinghies I think I have this one.

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Originally posted by Jabudays

Mine is from 1996 but I'm looking at buying a ketch from the 1920s
Should I just do it?  Or am I digging myself a hole  Tongue Wink Cry Ouch


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Mine is from 1996 but I'm looking at buying a ketch from the 1920s
Should I just do it?  Or am I digging myself a hole  Tongue Wink Cry Ouch
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I owned Enterprise 5049 for several years, built in 1960. Sadly relegated to being an outboard driven mini canal boat after too many winters outside left her insufficient to carry rig loads. But she's still a boat when the alternative would have been a viking funeral on Nov 5th

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Originally posted by Rupert

I'm not sure whether I dare ask if you'd beat the owners of No6...


I'd guess about equal - but since 6 was built before 40 that would break the tie!
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Originally posted by Rupert

I'm not sure whether I dare ask if you'd beat the owners of No6...


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I'm not sure whether I dare ask if you'd beat the owners of No6...
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