Bailer Balls

Discussion in 'Sunfish Talk' started by NightSailor, May 12, 2010.

  1. Porpoise2

    Porpoise2 New Member

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    My Sunfish arrived with a broken bailer, so I bought a new one—then decided against it—plugged the hole with a "near-flat" plastic gas-cap, silicone sealer and tape. (And carry a big stopper ;) ).

    1) I read here that natural sponge is best—and it is.

    2) Since I mostly sail "recumbent", I sit (dry) on a 1"-thick gardener's pad.

    3) To get those last drops, how about a narrow saw-cut across the top of the "Bailer Cap"? (Yes, it weakens it some). :(

    4) Alternately, when the bailer is removed, a small hole could be drilled through the bailer cap.
     
  2. Fred P

    Fred P Member

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    Don't forget to bring along a battery operated hair dryer to dry up the left over moisture so your Sunday shoes don't get damp!

    Unbelievable posts to beat a dead horse!

    Fred
     
  3. chau8238

    chau8238 67 Sunfish

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  4. Wayne

    Wayne Member Emeritus

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    If you give it a try, post some pictures so we can see how you adapted it to work. [​IMG]

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  5. Porpoise2

    Porpoise2 New Member

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    As a barefoot sailor myself, I see a problem.

     

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