Sailfish vs. Sunfish dagger board

Discussion in 'Sunfish Talk' started by lakesailer, Apr 16, 2016.

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  1. lakesailer

    lakesailer New Member

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    Hey gang. I have heard that the fiberglass Sailfish had a different rudder assembly than the Sunfish so a Sunfish rudder would not work on a Sailfish, but I was wondering if the daggerboards were interchangeable?
     
  2. JohnCT

    JohnCT Active Member

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    I understand the Sailfish board is shorter
     
  3. Light and Variable Winds

    Light and Variable Winds Well-Known Member

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  5. lakesailer

    lakesailer New Member

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    interesting, thanks guys. I kind of have an itch to pick up a sailfish, and I keep running into incomplete boats. I am not afraid of the projects but there just is not a lot of specific info online about sailfish.
     
  6. fhhuber

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    For pleasure sailing... you can make the daggerboard any size you want. Too big is a little better than too small because you can pull up the excess, then clip it off. Its harder to add.
     
  7. lakesailer

    lakesailer New Member

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    Making a dagger board is a snap, but engineering a rudder is trickier ;)
     
  8. signal charlie

    signal charlie Active Member Staff Member

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    The rudder is the same as the wooden Sunfish rudder. The daggerboards are interchangeable, and a longer version would be beneficial.
     
  9. beldar boathead

    beldar boathead Well-Known Member

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    . While true, coming up with the rudder off a wooden Sunfish is not that easy....
     
  10. signal charlie

    signal charlie Active Member Staff Member

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    The Sailfish, Super Sailfish, wooden Sunfish and Super Sailfish MKII all used the same bronze rudder assembly hardware. The vertical plate measures 4 inches vs the fiberglass Sunfish "old style" rudder that measures around 7 inches.

    You might post a Wanted Ad. Do you need the hardware, the blade or the whole assembly?
     
  11. lakesailer

    lakesailer New Member

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    Thanks, I don't actually have a Sailfish yet, but I have seen a couple offered and both were missing rudders.
     

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