Early fiberglass Sailfish

Discussion in 'Sunfish Talk' started by sailthefish, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. sailthefish

    sailthefish New Member

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    Boat had to weigh close to 300 pounds last spring when I got it. Waited until a nice day in October to cut some ports in it.
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    Hull is thinner than I expected. It's less than 1/10th inch.
    Don't put your port where I did. There is a reinforcement bonded under the deck, that runs through this spot. You can see remnants of it lower right in the picture above.
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    The bow handle pulled out when the previous owner tried to haul the boat out of the mud. Did I say this thing was heavy? Soggy plywood backer found loose in the hull.
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    Four digit serial #, made before they started using the aluminum rub rail.
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  2. signal charlie

    signal charlie Active Member Staff Member

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    Nice pics, I had the same cutting oops on a Butterfly. Now that you are inside, can you put some blue tape on top of hull to show us where reinforcements are underneath and take a pic?
     
  3. Light and Variable Winds

    Light and Variable Winds Well-Known Member

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    You've got time to use a backup plate that won't pull out. :cool:

    It's a stainless steel grill used for grilling shrimp outdoors, cut into sections: even if the holes don't line up perfectly, they can be enlarged.
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