Self bailing valve

Discussion in 'Sunfish Talk' started by Chadstx, Nov 14, 2017 at 2:45 PM.

  1. Chadstx

    Chadstx New Member

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    bought a Sunfish from I was told a racer he deleted the self Bailer from the cockpit what was the reason for that? Should I Replace? I can’t imagine handbilling while sailing any suggestions thank you ?
     
  2. Wavedancer

    Wavedancer Upside down? Staff Member

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    Doesn't make sense. Getting rid of the bailer is against the Class rules.
    For weekend/leisure sailors a stopper in the hole will work, but the Sunfish bailer will work better. I agree that you don't want to bail while sailing in windy conditions.
     
  3. Chadstx

    Chadstx New Member

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    Thank you what do you recommend plastic or brass one the original style from sunfish or better manufacture and where do I️ look for one?
     
  4. Wavedancer

    Wavedancer Upside down? Staff Member

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    I recommend the current (and usually readily available) plastic one, but you do have to be somewhat careful with those. Dragging the boat up a rocky shore with the boat leaning to the left will damage or break the bailer. The part number is LP91026 ($46)
    The older metal ones show up from time to time in the For Sale section on this Forum, or elsewhere.
    I think that I have a used (plastic) one in my collection of spare parts...
     
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