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Hello all, finally decided to try sailing after years of dreaming and thinking about it. Signed up for some lessons this summer, bought a book and even found an old used boat to play with in the mean time. Think I'll be posting several pictures asking for help putting this thing together...not a clue really what I'm doing. Had a friend stop by last night, look at the boat and said "Wow, theres a lot going on in there" referring to all the lines, shock cords, pulley's ext. He then told me the happiest days of a boat owners life are the day he buys the boat...and the day he sells it....man I hope thats not true.

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Welcome aboard!

What is a 505?

Look up the free book "rigging small sailboats" on GlenL
https://www.glen-l.com/free-book/rig...sailboats.html

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My boat is sold!
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A 505? It is a little rocket ship!
505 sailboat specifications and details on sailboatdata.com

Maybe not the best beginner learning platform since it likely has every sail control known to man. Still, if you start with the basics, using just the jib & the main you will learn a lot (save the spinnaker for when you are comfortable with the other sails).

In terms of how to rig all the lines? Check the 505 sailboat 1 Class website:
International 505
Specifically: Fixing up your boat

That little boat will have you scooting over the water in no time.
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Re: New owner of an old 505...

Welcome! You have bought the sailing equivalent of a go-cart on nitrous oxide. Once you learn to figure that thing out, there will be MANY happy days with that boat.
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505 sailboat specifications and details on sailboatdata.com

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A 505? It is a little rocket ship!
505 sailboat specifications and details on sailboatdata.com

Maybe not the best beginner learning platform since it likely has every sail control known to man. Still, if you start with the basics, using just the jib & the main you will learn a lot (save the spinnaker for when you are comfortable with the other sails).

In terms of how to rig all the lines? Check the 505 sailboat 1 Class website:
International 505
Specifically: Fixing up your boat

That little boat will have you scooting over the water in no time.
And that's from a man who teaches sailing.

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Welcome to sailnet and congrsts on the boat, it sounds like it will be a blast. Good luck and let us know how things gp.

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Re: New owner of an old 505...

Lol had a good laugh at the replies, thanks for the encouragment! As well as the links. Luckily the boat didn't come with a spinnaker. 505 just refers to to the over all length and class of boat....I think, haven't found a name or serial # for the boat so I just call it a 505.
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Thanks for that book link, will keep me busy over the weekend....maybe the next few weekends
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So as I approach mid summer I've got a few books down range now and a weeks worth of sailing lessons. The 505 is ready for some new brightside paint and a few new parts on order. Really enjoyed the lessons on the 420 but really looking forward to getting this boat out.
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