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    I don't have a micrometer, but I do have a new mast base cap and a set of drill bits. My eye says that the pins are the same diameter...
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    bhm replied to the thread rope steering on a Sailfish.
    It works!! I test-sailed this prototype for a couple of hours, circa 5-7 pm yesterday, at speeds up to 4 mph in wind up to 8 mph, but...
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    bhm replied to the thread Laser Falling Down Mountain.
    I thought "Laser falling down mountain" was going to be the first line of a Haiku!
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    bhm replied to the thread rope steering on a Sailfish.
    OK thanks. So if I follow this, that essentially was a way of turning your Grumman rope steering back into something like the standard...
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    bhm replied to the thread rope steering on a Sailfish.
    Why? (a) Mast is more nearly vertical, hence easier for it to turn. This pennant is tied to the fishing rod, so the whole rod has to...
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    bhm replied to the thread rope steering on a Sailfish.
    I don't get this. Is this tiller in front of you, like I am trying to do, or behind you, like a conventional rudder? Or is the...
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    bhm replied to the thread rope steering on a Sailfish.
    An issue with just clamping the line is that I also want eventually to be able to clip and unclip the steering lines from the rudder...
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    bhm replied to the thread rope steering on a Sailfish.
    Thanks for your input. Yes, I totally agree about the end-grain eyelets; I just put them in that way when I first had the idea and...
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    I put a double-wide bench seat on my 1962 Super Sailfish Mk2 so I can hike out a bit by sliding over, while still having back support...
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    bhm replied to the thread Sailfish/Sunfish Identification Help.
    So, what is the smallest serial number yet known to have been stamped on the rudder mount or marked on the hull somewhere? Is this...
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    bhm replied to the thread Sailfish/Sunfish Identification Help.
    Can you post a picture of the rudder mount showing the '677' stamped on it? If I'm following what Signal Charlie just posted, I'm...
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    bhm replied to the thread water in my Sailfish hull.
    I couldn't find any precise numbers on-line, so here are mine. With the set-up shown above (3.5 inch 47 CFM muffin fan masked by its...
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    bhm replied to the thread Sailfish/Sunfish Identification Help.
    You may mean the 'Sunfish timeline' document. I believe that includes all of the Alcort products, including the Sailfish, and that the...
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    bhm replied to the thread How not to capsize while learning?.
    Yes, I know everyone says that, and I suggested at least one reason why: namely, because with the mast and daggerboard in their standard...
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    bhm replied to the thread How not to capsize while learning?.
    Sunfish purists often seem to recoil in horror at the idea, but in my view the best way to avoid capsizing is to mount outriggers on...
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