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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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A 1960 design, if memory serves.
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Do you use trapeze when Una rigged?
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