Not to worry. I have a spare.
I'm 63 and expect to be sailing my Sunfish for at least 10 more years.
Sit well forward and very still, watch the trim of your sail constantly, heal a bit to cut through wakes (avoids being pounded to a halt), jibe...
I keep my Sunfish on a similar dock. It is easy enough to just pull it up onto dock. Nothing abrasive to do any real damage. Goose poop...
I misunderstood what block the OP might be refering to. Thanks for jumping in with the pictures, Danpal.
The current, 2 loop bridle has a loop at each end for attachment. Ths allows the bridle to slide across the boat depending on what tack you are...
I have the two loop bridle. I use no block, instead tying the sheet end around the bridle with a small bowline. Nice and simple.
If there's enough wind to kick up waves and get water in the cockpit, there's enough wind to make the bailer work.
As well they should be.
I sail on a large lake in Idaho, and a very light air day a couple of hundred yards from the lake can be glorious out on the water. 5-10 is...
I tie my bow line so that the boats (I have a two boat rack) don't keep going forward in a hard stop. Hasn't happened yet, I'm happy to say.
I find the ball feature to be nearly useless at slow speeds, and use the attached plug. If its windy enough to take on water, it's windy enough...
If yout towing vehicle allows, a sturdy ski rack works great for spars amd sail. I carry 2 sets in a 4 ski rack with ease. Works for skis, too.
Damn good advice in that article. I was, of course, refering to sailing without a wet or dry suit.
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