Missing Part looking for feedback

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  1. Optionsu

    Optionsu New Member

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    Re: Anyone want to break the ice?

    I was just given a Sunfish and they told me it had one part missing. So I could not argue with that. After getting it home I noticed it had a large repair made to it on the right rear top and on the right side of the transom. I found out which part was missing, ordered it, then found out I could not mount it (the Gudgeon Bracket for the rudder) because there were no holes to screw into. I then drilled a small exploratory hole and did not find the backing plate. So I ordered the backing plate, put a little slit in the top and found a lot of rotten wood. I assume the wood should have been the backing for the transom. Now I will put an access panel in the front and the rear but I need to know what the structure should be on the inside in order to replace whatever is missing.
    Is there any site I can go to, to get a diagram of the inside structure?
    I would appreciate any feedback.
     
  2. supercub

    supercub Member

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    Optionsu, Go to Mike Kilpatricks Website (http://mikekilpatrick.homestead.com/sunfish.html), there you will find a photo showing a rear port installed (with black Plastic around it). Keep the rearmost edge of the ports Flange about 2.5-3 inches in front of the rear edge of the deck and you will be okay. Wind Line Sails has instructions on installing a new rudder bracket and inspection ports.(www.windline.net/index)
     
  3. sunnylake

    sunnylake New Member

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    Go to www. windline.net. They have a really great "how to" section that includes hand sketched illustrations.
     

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