I still don't have my land-legs back. I am just back from a 1600 ocean mile yacht delivery and guess what fell into my lap? I just scored another free Sunfish from a nice older couple from my yacht club. I really like the light gray decks and hull on this one. Unlike the last free Sunfish I got, which was in need of many repairs, detailed in my thread: New Life for SCUD (1968 Sunfish) , this boat was in much better shape. It is a 1980 and sat outside upside down, since 1995. The last beach decal was dated 1994. The sail was in decent shape, and it and the spars were stored inside, in a dry basement. I spend a few hours scrubbing the deck and bottom. I expected some serious stains, but most of it came clean with soap and water. A second pass with a scotch-brite pad took off the rest. A turn around the gunwhale brightened up the rub rail. I will probably remove some of this to get the edges cleaned up. I found only one real problem area. It was hit on the port side just aft of the forward stripes. Most of this damage was to the hull, and a small amount of damage was done to the deck. The repair was not professional, but seems to be decent have sealed the area from moisture. I have not weighed the boat but it does not seem heavy. In fact the boat is in just nice shape that I may make it my racing platform--if I get into that this year. The blade and rudder are both in nice shape too. The cool thing is this--I have most of the parts I need to make the boat meet my standard. So far, I've removed the metal drain plug and have a plastic plug I plan to put in tomorrow. I installed a Racing Clam cleat on the mast, and sealed it with 4200. I photographed the sail--a nice white, blue and light blue pattern, removed the sail, and folded it up--it is going on eBay in the next few days. This sail is in really nice shape. I think I'll start the bidding at $100--that is how nice it is. There is only one small patch, and one section of the white panel shows a small amount of dirt--which will probably clean up. I drilled out the gooseneck fitting and installed a quick release fitting. I found a gray hiking strap--perfect for a gray hull and deck, and installed the aft end hanger. I need to check, that might be intended for another Sunfish. I also found an access port and sock--given to me by a friend, so that goes on tomorrow to complete the hiking strap installation. I removed the bailer. It seems to be dirty, but in good shape, but I have an extra one, so I'll put the new one on. So what do I actually need? I ordered two new harken carbo boom blocks (I'll use my other spars with Race Lite blocks if I race it), and I ordered a Harken 205 swivel base and a ratchet block. I have two more swivel bases--not so nice quality, but I plan to sell those to pay for the new hardware. I'd also like to put on a brand new NP "Islands" sail. So how is everyone doing? I've been away for a while. I'm looking forward to putting my keelboat in the water this week.