Cover Recommendations

Discussion in 'Sunfish Talk' started by AQBill, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. tag

    tag my2fish

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    The beach ball would be quick and easy... would it keep full of air, though? I seem to recall stuff like that will slowly deflate over time, especially if it's out in cold air.

    I currently have my Sunfish stored in the 2nd floor of my dad's barn with a fan on it - hoping to dry it out in the off-season. I blogged about it here.

    But, for future outdoor storage, I had thought about using a piece of 1 1/2" or 2" rigid foam insulation, and cutting it to fit in the cockpit opening. That would solve the issue of the tarp drooping down into the cockpit, and prevent/deter possible critters from nesting in the cockpit over the winter, too.

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  2. ylojelo

    ylojelo Member

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    hopefully next year I'll have some kind of rack for the two of them to sit on, on their sides. And rails and a wench to pull them up off the beach and over the rip-rap.
     
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    tag my2fish

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    ylojelo Member

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    well, whatever works really.:)
     
  5. Wayne

    Wayne Member Emeritus

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    I've used an inverted wastebasket for years [​IMG] Works great.



    . . . is that a Class approved wench?

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  6. ylojelo

    ylojelo Member

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    after she gets the boats off the beach, she can get me a drink.
     
  7. rob herschel

    rob herschel New Member

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    hey where did you get a picture of my wench? i mean wife!:eek:
     
  8. Webfoot

    Webfoot New Member

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    XXX marks the spot for buried treasure, give me a minute to hoist me sail!;)
     
  9. Wayne

    Wayne Member Emeritus

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    She came in my new Craftsman Wench set...
     
  10. rob herschel

    rob herschel New Member

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    i thought my 3/8" wench was missing, but it was bent anyway. please don't try to return it.:D

    btw wayne, i just finished the second varnish coat on the fish. i think it's gonna look very nice. the bottom is done.
     
  11. AQBill

    AQBill Member

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    You guys are just sniffin' way too much epoxy!:D
     
  12. timbersmith

    timbersmith New Member

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    I made a tarp cover for my Phantom over the summer and what I did was make a PVC framework that fit in the cockpit and protruded above the deck by a couple inches - this way all areas of the tarp slope towards the edges and won't collect water. I didn't see any problems with snow this season, but we got little compared to most areas of the country.
     

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