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    Missing Expansion Foam on 1972 Sunfish?

    That was a nice pour Breeze Bender. Very uniform. - Andy
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    Missing Expansion Foam on 1972 Sunfish?

    When I started sailing my old beater Sunfish "The Betty" shortly after I bought her, I immediately started to notice what seemed to be too much flexing in sections of the hull. And the "booming" as you put it when going over waves. Taking a look inside revealed almost exactly what I'm seeing...
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    Tiller tamer and ratchet block?

    My brother Bill... adjusting his smart phone for another photo. - Andy
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    Tiller tamer and ratchet block?

    I use the Harken 57 mm Carbo Single With Cam. See the photo of one below. Here's the adjustments I made to make it work just right. - Flip the cam cleat over - Mount it with 2 springs - Move the forward block on the boom forward... or just tie another one forward and leave the original on the...
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    Pacific Boat Show in Richmond CA.

    Years ago a friend asked me to find a small sailboat for her because she wanted to learn how to sail with her husband. I found a great deal on a used 13 foot Chrysler Pirateer with a trailer. The first thing I noticed the first day I sailed it was how tender it was. Due, I concluded, to the...
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    Pacific Boat Show in Richmond CA.

    Here's a Capri 14.2 in Foster City. Maybe they mean 14.5. Catalina Capri 14.2 Sail Boat - Andy
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    Battens in MK2 Full Rig

    Dennis, When I got the Intensity MK 2 sail, the first thing I noticed was how sharp the tapered ends of the battens were... even though one would think, as LaLi said, there's probably an extra reinforcement patch inside the batten pocket. So, I sanded the batten tips very slightly to round off...
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    Video: Sailing Tomales Bay

    Sorry we missed hooking up with you and the Mrs. at Dillon Beach. Phil and I were busy turning lemons into lemonade. :cool: And yes... I want me some more of that Drake's Estero. That place has some very special Juju. - Andy
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    Video: Sailing Tomales Bay

    Hey, that's right... it was your first time in a Laser! NorCal hopped from his Sunfish into my boat about 2/3rds of the way through our return trip to where we launched. As I suspected, him in my boat with the Sunfish empty was way faster over the ground than one of us in each boat. A handy...
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    Video: Sailing On Tomales Bay

    When he pushed the tiller towards the stern to lower the rudder it bottomed out pretty hard and broke the fitting that holds the pintle pin on the forward edge of the plastic rudder cheeks. And he's got a nearly brand new boat. He'll likely come on here to ask you guys whether you have seen...
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    Video: Sailing On Tomales Bay

    Our relentless rainy pattern in Northern California finally transitioned to a high pressure ridge so the boys were anxious for some sailing. Knowing the onshore seabreeze flow would eventually kick in, we took to the water even though it was still glassy on the bay with barely a breath of wind...
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    Video: Sailing Tomales Bay

    Our relentless rainy pattern in Northern California finally transitioned to a high pressure ridge so the boys were anxious for some sailing. Knowing the onshore seabreeze flow would eventually kick in, we took to the water even though it was still glassy on the bay with barely a breath of wind...
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    Building a new Daggerboard

    Email the guys at Intensity and ask. - Andy
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    Building a new Daggerboard

    I just measured my GRP Sunfish daggerboard. It's 9.5 inches from the leading edge to the trailing edge on the flat, non foil shaped section of the board that lives inside the daggerboard trunk when the board is fully inserted. Next, the distance from the bottom of the rubber stop (that meets...
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    Changing Rudder Pivot Point

    To be honest BB, at the moment I'm drawing a complete blank as to what NorCal's area of his recreational sail luff at the first grommet up from the tack looks like. So, I'm assuming that I looked at it and said to myself, "Ok, this area needs to be reinforced before we fashion a cunningham."...
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