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    How about a Classic Sunfish Rally??

    Where did you get that vinyl wood grain material???? Who needs gel coat? :)
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    Restoring a 1960 Fiberglass Sunfish

    Finally in the water after 31 years! It sailed just fine. It does not have the nice Harken hardware on it, but helped me build up some arm strength. The tiller rides in the air about 8 inches off the deck and does not flex unless you decide to bend the brass straps. I'd rather have a...
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    Restoring a 1960 Fiberglass Sunfish

    Thanks for the info. I see there are a number of suggestions to put in a 5" inspection port. I bought one, but am reluctant to install it, with the intent of keeping it original. The boat is a 1959 based on the serial number, and it was called a "Super Sailfish". I will go through the...
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    Restoring a 1960 Fiberglass Sunfish

    Hello, I made a few postings last year on our 1960 sunfish. Thanks for a few members directing me to the serial number history. It was made in 1959, but is a 1960 because it is fiberglass. (2449 on the rudder fitting) All the hardware is bronze except for the bow fitting and screws which...
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    No Hull ID #, What Year Alcort Sunfish?

    Wayne, Thanks for all of your help. I was initially disappointed that I had an older boat - but now am a bit inspired to colorize the gelcoat I bought and try to get it restored rather than do all of the upgrades. The only thing I need is the pin that goes down the rudder pivot. The rudder...
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    No Hull ID #, What Year Alcort Sunfish?

    Thanks Wayne - I found the number on the rudder plate.
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    No Hull ID #, What Year Alcort Sunfish?

    Thanks All, I found out it is a 1959, serial # 2449. I never thought is was that old.... 50 years! Now, is it worth more to restore, or OK to modify? The hull has its share of scratches and the gelcoat is worn to the glass cloth in a few spots on the very bottom of the keel. The rest of the...
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    No Hull ID #, What Year Alcort Sunfish?

    Hello, I just bought a Pre-71 Alcort Sunfish. It is off white/tan in color, old style rudder, has (2) brass screws behind the splash guard thing. The cockpit appears to have a flange which rolls inside the hull and attaches to the deck. I am unable to locate a hull number on it. I want to...
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    Refurbishing a pre-71 Sunfish Gelcoat

    I just found the Sunfish Restoration on page 2.... good stuff.
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    Refurbishing a pre-71 Sunfish Gelcoat

    To All, We just acquired a pre-71 Sunfish that needs some gelcoat restoration. The glass fiber cloth is showing through the gelcoat on the bottom of the boat. What materials should I use? 3M Gelcoat? Epoxy? Automotive epoxy and urethanes? Brands? Methods? I am an experienced hobbyist...
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