Getting Better in the 505
15 October 2004
Tactics & Strategy
Practice & Coaching
Boat and Rigging
- Refinishing the wooden interior of 7200
- Rondar 7493 Restoration
- Reinforcing the Centreboard Trunk for
High Aspect Ratio Centreboards and Forward Pin Locations
- Modifying your mast for the Long Luff Spinnaker
- How adjustable shrouds were added (and other rigging alterations) to a 1983 Ballenger 505
- How a 1980 Rondar was completely rebuilt and rerigged with fully up-to-date controls, and then won a regatta against superboats
- The Care and Feeding of your 505 - How to take care of your 505 so it stays fast and holds its value
- Gybing Centerboards and How They Work
- Bransford Eck's 1976 Tank Talk Article on Foil Design. (In Adobe Acrobat *.PDF; requires Acrobat Reader)
- Bransford Eck's Second (1979) TankTalk Article on Foil Design. (In Adobe Acrobat *.PDF; requires Acrobat Reader)
- More on foils in dinghies
- Improving an Older 505
- Making a Split Bridle Main Sheet
- Pictures of Ebbe Rosen & Olle Wenrup's (2nd at '97 Worlds) jib sheeting system
- Rigging the Pump spinnaker Halyard by Peter Alarie
- Discussion from the e-mail list on what spinnaker sheet/guy cleating system to use
- Discussion about spinnaker pole systems from the e-mail list
- Discussion of double spinnaker pole systems, from the e-mail list
- Some basic measurements of fittings location from a forward tack 505
- Make your boat more like the top ten boats at the 1997 North American Championships
- Or more like the top ten boats at the 1997 505 World Championship
- Images of typical Waterat control systems
- Description of some typical Waterat control systems
- Or more like the top Six boats at the UK National Championship<@/A> (this link is broken, does anyone have a copy of the table?)
Make your boat more like a Typical North American 505, A rendering of 505, showing rigging detail. Henry Hill has very graciously allowed us to use the beautiful image he created to illustrate the 1992 Sailing World Article, From the Experts: 505, written by Scott Ikle. The main image is an image map; you can click on portions of it to get a more detailed image of that area, with controls labelled. Also thanks to Paul Muus, a newcomer to the 505 class, who made the arrangements with Henry Hill, so that we could put these images up on our web site.
- Set up your mast like a standard Waterat mast. Waterat Mast Spec
- Ensure you have internal sleeves in your Proctor D mast
- What a "Stuff Luff" jib system is
- Tiller foot loops for steering with your foot
- Slip Sliding Away A smooth bottom is a fast bottom. Is the bottom of your boat smooth enough? From the Sailing World web site.
- Images and text of the centerboard trunk cap, mast step and thwarts rebuild to Parker 7678 by George Saunders
- Trapeze T Hook Alternatives by Alexander "Ali" Meller
- How to get a Measurement Certificate for your 505 (if in the USA)
- Improving an Older 505
- Getting into the 505 Class: Stay in the Mainstream
- Think Simple Thoughts As complicated as we try to make our sport, success often comes down to avoiding basic mistakes. by Ed Baird. From the Sailing World web site.
- You Will Always
Improve If You Learn To Coach Yourself by Kevin Hall. From the Sailing World web site.
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