Wooden Sunfish Transom Size

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  1. signal charlie

    signal charlie Active Member Staff Member

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    Howdy

    Did Alcort make 2 different size wooden Sunfish hulls? The 1st Gen hull has a tiny transom, like the Sailfish family, as you can see in the picture. But I just came across a wooden hull owner whose boat used the same size rudder vertical plate as the fiberglass boats. There is about a 3 inch difference between the vertical plates of our wooden Sunfish and the "old style" fiberglass boat.

    Maybe they switched to match the fiberglass boats, or a kit was modified to use the "newer" hardware?

    Cheers
    KB
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    Old Old style Sailfish/Super Sailfish/wooden Sunfish elephant ear rudder on bottom, Old style Sailfish/Super Sailfish/wooden Sunfish rudder with bigger spoon blade and small vertical plate on top of "old style" rudder assembly for the fiberglass Sunfish.
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  2. Arbor16

    Arbor16 New Member

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    I have a pre 1971 sunfish that has the old style rudder. I don't know where to get the pit to hold the rudder onto the hardware. The pin that goes in the hole at the top. Do any of you know where I could get one and the chain to hold it onto the boat. The pin about 2-3 inches long.
     
  3. Arbor16

    Arbor16 New Member

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    I Think it is called a pintle pin
     
  4. Webfoot1

    Webfoot1 Active Member

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    Pintle pins show up on Ebay once in a while. Just use a bolt and wing-nut. Keep a couple
    extra on hand as you will probably loose a wing-nut or two in the water.

    Transom has to be a factory change as the sides and bulkheads would need to be of different dimensions.
     
  5. Arbor16

    Arbor16 New Member

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    Yes. I have been looking for a while but can't find any. I am looking for a link to buy one or if some one has an extra one I would like to pay for it. No price over 10$. Unless it's eBay.
     
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    I did find one that is 6 inches. Is that it
     

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