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    My new Sunfish phone case

    If you're interested, I have several Sunfish and sailing shirts available here: aTACKING life apparel
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    Sunfish t-shirt at J Crew

    I like it. There are more available here if interested: aTACKING life apparel
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    Using a Sunfish for sailing/camping

    If anyone has considered adding foam decking (Flex Dek) to their Sunfish or small sailboat, I just did a review after a couple hundred miles of trying it out.
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    Diagram for heavy wind setup?

    I'm hoping I can can clarify one of these options with this video about a "high wind halyard".
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    Laser or Sunfish

    I'm curious what you decided to buy. I just made a video of sailing a Sunfish 150 miles around Isle Royale, take passengers, went camping with my dog last weekend (another video on Adventures In Reach channel on YouTube), have been in 10' waves and 45 mph winds...and I sail the basic Sunfish...
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    Using a Sunfish for sailing/camping

    That took a little longer than expected, but the 5th video is now posted on YouTube.
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    Using a Sunfish for sailing/camping

    I lead a couple trips (canoeing in the Boundary Waters) recently, but I also use what I learned from Outdoor Education for teaching more than the outdoor skills.
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    Using a Sunfish for sailing/camping

    The support vehicle...or boat sounds like a solid idea. Bringing antibiotics is a solid reminder as well. That's funny about bordellos...too scary...I'd stay away. Thanks for those videos too.
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    Using a Sunfish for sailing/camping

    No offense taken. I thoroughly appreciate any genuine feedback, thoughts, suggestions, so thank you. I did tighten the sail from my last time out, but I'll look into an outhaul or tightening further. I am working on some camp hack videos and can certainly start adding some camping info/advice...
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    Using a Sunfish for sailing/camping

    I generally don't wear gloves unless it's really cold. I didn't wear them for that whole trip. It was freshwater, so I'm sure that makes a huge difference. I also use the cleat for the mainsheet most of the time to take pressure off my hands. If the rocks are sharper, I'd certainly wear some...
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    Using a Sunfish for sailing/camping

    I hadn't thought about it earlier, because he usually refers to the "Sea of Cortez" , but he sails down there (Baja) most years and is familiar with how it might be for a small boat. The surf would certainly be a consideration though since I can't just drop an anchor and sleep on board. Thanks...
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    Using a Sunfish for sailing/camping

    It sounds like you have quite a story that likely makes you very appreciative of what you have and value the times you are able to get out on the water. Sailing...or any other outdoor adventure, is such a great way to unwind, escape, and re-center so I'm always excited when people get out there...
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    What was your first boat?

    My first boat is the one I still have: a Sunfish. I've been camping with it several times, been in huge waves (3-10' on my last week-long trip around Isle Royale), and it seems to be more capable than I ever imagined. I've met several sailors who say that was their first boat as well. If just...
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    Why did you choose sailing over a Powerboat?

    1) I find sailing to be more relaxing and I feel more accomplished after having used a physical skill set to complete the voyage. 2) The sailboat I have was free (well $250 worth of repairs and boat trailer) 3) I like doing more with less. 4) I enjoy being a little different. 5) Wind is...
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    Using a Sunfish for sailing/camping

    I'm hoping to get a second GoPro. I've been filming everything with one, which means I have to stop in waves on a tiny boat and move the camera for different views. I also need to make or buy a better boom mount. I like the mirror idea. My only concern would be making my Sunfish prone to...
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