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    Mooring a sunfish

    What he said. - Andy
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    1953 ALCORT Sunfish ZIP Hull Repair

    Second FCF: raised the boom. Love that boat! :) - Andy
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    1953 ALCORT Sunfish ZIP Hull Repair

    Mainsheet not through the block on the boom and (back to the photo)... - Andy
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    1953 ALCORT Sunfish ZIP Hull Repair

    Always liked your S.C. coiling (Signature Circular) of lines during photo ops for your boats. Definitely adds an orderly yet subtle flavor to the approaching Phoenix rebirth and marine baptism convergence. :cool: - Andy
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    Mooring a sunfish

    When I was living and growing up back east, my Dad had 3 "outhauls" at the end of our dock that allowed us to moor 3 boats away from the shore then bring them in right to the dock so we could use the boats. You can see the concept in this video. He calls it a "Running Line". You can make...
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    Slippery gooseneck

    I have done this exact procedure in the past. No more loose gooseneck. - Andy
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    Help with tiller extension bolt

    A suggestion as to something to think about when you either get that nut off your bolt or cut it off. The current vertical bolt that connects your tiller to your tiller extension doesn't allow for your tiller extension to move through an unlimited range of motion. Just a range of motion that...
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    main block and hiking straps?

    A question. Are you tacking using the steps and style as shown in the following video? If not, your issues with the having your mainsheet in a block may go away by adopting these steps. A good way to practice this tacking style is in your living room with a simulated mainsheet, tiller...
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    I want to build an ultra light Sunfish. I have owned one in the past and will attest that at the current hull weight of 110 pounds they are strong

    That certainly is a valid point Coastal. And, if you'll indulge me, I'll add is caveat/Q&A, to this wind powered water activity that we all love. :D 1) Is it useful to be in good shape while learning how to windsurf? Yes. Absolutely. Positively. No question. Because learning to...
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    I want to build an ultra light Sunfish. I have owned one in the past and will attest that at the current hull weight of 110 pounds they are strong

    Below is one of my "daggerboards" that pushes back against the power of my 9.5 and 11.0 square meter sails. 28 inches long. And made of... yup... carbon. - Andy
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    I want to build an ultra light Sunfish. I have owned one in the past and will attest that at the current hull weight of 110 pounds they are strong

    As this thread has gone off into different directions and is now on the subject of carbon, I might as well add my random thoughts as well. But I will stick to the original language that 1Jeff referred to with the lighter hull and the, "purely for exhilarating speed". So, if you want...
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    Self-isolation in clean air, salt water. Tomales Bay, CA; March 21

    Love the prayer flags. - Andy
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    Looking for safety tips for sailing all alone

    Windy.com. Here's the forecast for my local area. It also has the wind forecasts for various altitudes above the surface. This can explain why the wind, and its strength, is happening or not happening at the surface. iKitesurf.com. This gives you an idea as to what the winds are actually...
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    Video: Sailing Between California Fronts

    I think it would be an absolute hoot to send Coastal a GoPro Hero 4 camera, with a waterproof microphone, and let him document some of his sailing experiences. To hear him artfully spin a yarn... with periodic interruptions where he makes colorful (and anatomically impossible) suggestions to...
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    Video: We Go Looking For Some Wind

    A ridge of high pressure was going to pass over us on Friday with warm temperatures. But late Saturday a dry front was going to move through with very cold weather and super strong winds to follow. So we headed for the Russian River Friday morning, hoping a light sea breeze concentrated by...
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