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    Catfish SER NO CF954

    You will note that the serial number tag shown in this string shows a prefix of "CF" which I assume stands for "Cat Fish". Finding a real one would involve finding a damaged-beyond-repair Cat Fish parts boat. ...or altering one of my Sunfish/Saifish tags with an existing under 1,000 serial...
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    1970 Sunfish Repair - Needing help to bringing order to the chaos!

    As for tinting, I will admit that I have used a little Testors brand model paint to tint gelcoat and MarineTex. Use a toothpick and add a small amount. Stir then add more if you need it. I am not sure about the chemistry but the model paint seems to be compatable with gelcoat and MarineTex...
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    1970 Sunfish Repair - Needing help to bringing order to the chaos!

    You need to use a very fine grit wet/n/dry sandpaper (1,000 grit) used wet then a little rubbing compound. Are you sure the MarineTex was fully cured and hard to the touch? Alan Glos Cazenovia. NY
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    1970 Sunfish Repair - Needing help to bringing order to the chaos!

    MarineTex can be wetsanded out to near gelcoat appearance. The white MarineTex ends up looking like a true white gelcoat. If your hull is a little off-white, add a pinprick amount of yellow gelcoat tint to match the MarineTex to the hull. Go carefully. A little tint goes a long way. Alan...
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    1970 Sunfish Repair - Needing help to bringing order to the chaos!

    Here is what 3 coats of Minwax Gloss Spar Poly on bare Mahogany and Ash looks like. As always, sanding prep (60 grit, 100 grit, 220 grit) and light 220 grit and fine steel wooling between coats is the key. I still like "real" Interlux varnish, but to be honest, the Poly holds up better over...
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    Catfish For Sale Plainfield NY

    Signal Charlie, What year do you think Catfish was born in? Let me know and will send you Sunfish badge for (close to) that year and if you ever have to register it with The Man, the serial number will suffice and you won't have to look at those pesky holes in the cockpit lip. No charge...
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    Catfish SER NO CF954

    Signal Charlie, I have many builder's tags like this but all for Sailfish and Sunfish as I always remove and keep these tags before giving a damaged beyond repair hull (*) a proper burial in the local landfill, but alas I have no Alcort Catfish tags. That said, I will keep my eyes out for one...
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    Catfish For Sale Plainfield NY

    Kent, I saw this. At $3,500, can you say "over priced" boys and girls? Or maybe your vintage Catfish is the key to your retirement program! Alan Glos
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    Two Good Used Bow Handles, Paying $10 Each.

    L&VW, These bow handles came off Sunfish hulls I salvaged so I am pretty sure they are factory original parts. Because you sail in salt water, no amount of lacquer clear coat will help much but it can't hurt. Washing with fresh water after each use is the best way to improve longevity. Alan Glos
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    Two Good Used Bow Handles, Paying $10 Each.

    L&VW, Did the two bow handles arrive safely? USPS has been rather slow of late. Alan Glos Cazenovia, NY
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    1970 Sunfish Repair - Needing help to bringing order to the chaos!

    The circular black thing looks like an aftermarket drain plug, not an original Sunfish part. Yes, your bronze keel plate is bent and should be flat to work best. Fortunately cast bronze is ductile. Just clamp the thin part in a vise and gently tap the thich part back to straight with a small...
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    Two Good Used Bow Handles, Paying $10 Each.

    L&VW, Your check arrived and the two Sunfish bow handles are in the mail to you.via USPS Flat Rate Box with an ETA on Tues. Jan 12, 2021. The USPS Tracking Number is: 9505 5121 6846 1008 3438 43. Please reply to let me know they arrived safely. Thanks. Enjoy living in the Keys. It is 13...
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    2:1 main sheeting system now legal!

    Just a footnote: I have been racing Sunfish extensively for 30+ years and was one of the mast cleat early adopters. I have never had any mast damage problems as a result of the mast cleat. But I do not sail my boat in salt water. When you put a screw through the side of an anodized aluminum...
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    whats this off of?

    John. I think (?) this is an old Alcort builder's plate that mounted on the forward wall of a Sunfish cockpit, and I think (?) the middle hole is the vent hole to help equalize the hull interior/exterior air pressure. Signal Charlie will probably know for sure. Chime in SC. Alan Glos...
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    Two Good Used Bow Handles, Paying $10 Each.

    L&VW, I will mail the bow handles as soon as I have your address on the check. Alan Glos Cazenovia,NY
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