Sunfish Pickin Perdido Beach AL

Discussion in 'Sunfish Talk' started by signal charlie, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. signal charlie

    signal charlie Active Member Staff Member

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    That's what a pulled out rivnut looks like. Coaming is back on, gudgeon reinstalled and inspection port secure. Wood backer blocks had fallen off so I had to dig through a small bit of foam to reattach them and secure eyestraps. Luckily they had not wandered off somewhere.
     

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  2. signal charlie

    signal charlie Active Member Staff Member

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    Stripes are done. Sail, rigging and blades are ready for action. Daggerboard is not that long, just a weird photo angle. Bailer will go in tomorrow and we will see if she floats!
     

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    tybee New Member

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    great series of pics on the rebuild.
     
  4. signal charlie

    signal charlie Active Member Staff Member

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    Bailer went in. She floats and sails great.
     

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  5. signal charlie

    signal charlie Active Member Staff Member

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    Thanks!
     
  6. Light and Variable Winds

    Light and Variable Winds Well-Known Member

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    Just curious, in what condition were the wood blocks?
    I replace wood backer-blocks with portions cut from a stainless steel shrimp BBQ platter:

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  7. signal charlie

    signal charlie Active Member Staff Member

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    Wood blocks were in great shape. I flipped them over, held them in place while father in law drilled pilot holes (made sure drill bit was adjusted so my hand didn't get a pilot hole too). Now that we can access them, the next time we have to go in a metal backer plate would be a better option. I like your repurposing :) What type of hardware did you use, I.e. did you use nuts also or just screws?
     

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    signal charlie Active Member Staff Member

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    Bud is off to a new home in Alabama, 12 year old girl and her Dad are new Skippers!
     

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