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    ISO Gooseneck Adjuster

    it appears that ALL of the various gooseneck quick-release adjusters currently on the market are, in fact, bicycle seat post adjusters. No difference whatsoever. While the handles are aluminum alloy, the bolt portion is stainfull steel. The adjusters sold as Sunfish parts for $25 are identical...
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    ISO Gooseneck Adjuster

    WOW! That truly is the exact same thing! I suspect the one that rusted out was a bicycle part. I think I’ll take a magnet to a bike shop, and see if they are ferrous metal. As weight-obsessed as some cyclists are, I’ll bet someone makes a titanium model. Thanks, this sort of tip is what makes...
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    ISO Gooseneck Adjuster

    Sounds indirect to me...
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    TEXAS ISO Gooseneck Adjuster

    My gooseneck adjuster, < 2 years old, rusted out and the bolt broke. Some do-it-yourself Bozo used a Stainfull Steel bolt. Now I can’t find one anywhere, the Usual Suspects don’t have any in stock. Anyone know who might have one, preferably built with proper marine metals?
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    TEXAS Spars and Race Rudder needed

    Hoping to find a set of spars so I can have a play sail and a racing sail, each on spars. Also looking for a Class-approved fiberglass rudder. Blade-only is fine. Ready to get sailing.
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    Sunfish Dolly on a Trailer

    I found this about a great solution from Dynamic Dollies, but can’t find anything on their site. I assume this is unavailable now?
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    Sunfish Dolly on a Trailer

    Since returning to Sunfish racing after years of keelboats, the biggest change is how we move and launch the boats now. Everyone has dollies, and most racing venues require beach launching. The dolly has become essential. Transporting a dolly along with a boat presents inconvenient challenges...
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    Looking for Suunto K-161 Compass

    Thanks, Hank, I am interested. These are hard to find. Email me at
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    Changing Rudder Pivot Point

    I have always thought the rudder shape and angle should be improved. A more vertical angle and a more elliptical profile would improve performance, and the more vertical angle would reduce wear and tear on both hardware and arms. It would be cool to build an experimental rudder and do some...
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    Racing Watch Recommendation

    I found numerous free Apps for the Apple Watch for sailing timers.
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    Foerster Jens rig?

    In a WOW post Bill Brangiforte mentions using a “Forrester Jens” rig in light air: International Sunfish Class Association Anyone tried this, and maybe have pictures? First time I’ve heard of this.
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    Nautos aluminum Sunfish Tiller anyone try one yet?

    Not only do the wooden tillers bend, but the straps will break after a while. I had one break that cost me an important race, and vowed “never again.” I had a very slight lead on the final weather leg of the last race in a Regional championship. I was tied for third in the overall standings, and...
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    Sunfish produced by Ten Cate Sports

    The boats for the 1981 Sunfish Worlds in Sardinia were provided by Ten Cate. The edge trim on the hull-deck joint was black rubber instead of aluminum. They made a strange sound when boats touched in pre-start maneuvers. Instead of the familiar bumping noise, they squeaked. At Registration we...
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    DFW Sunfish Repair

    I am in southwest Fort Worth, and sailed at Lake Worth S.C. from 1972 until 1987, in Sunfish, Snipes, FDs and trailer-sailers. Sailed at Fort Worth Boat Club from 1983 until 2008, in keelboats, Santana 20s, J-24s, Olsen 30s, JY-15s, Tartan Tens, and a Ranger 28 i owned for many years. In younger...