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    New Intensity Sail

    Wow. Thanks everyone for the comments. Like the old saying goes... "ignorance is bliss". I thought my old silky smooth pajama sail was the bomb! I sailed it for 2 seasons and had no idea it was inferior. I can't wait until the winds pick up this fall (in south Louisiana) to go test out my...
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    New Intensity Sail

    Hi all. I recently replaced my old sail with a brand new Intensity sail. My old sail was like a an old pair of worn silk pajamas...smooth and silky feeling. My new Intensity sail is very rigid and "crinkly". I assume this is normal. Will the new Intensity Sail break in and become soft like...
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    Best sail cloth repair tape

    Good morning all! I had a grommet rip out this past weekend and need to repair. I've found a grommet kit and ordered it. My question to the brain trust is should I install grommet near where the one that was ripped out, or should I replace in the same location? Either way, I will need to...
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    Pier Launch with Onshore winds

    I have a small paddle that is pretty effiecient but with 30 kt winds, I could barely maintain position, much less make forward progress.
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    Pier Launch with Onshore winds

    Thanks for the suggestion, but the water is about 20' deep at end of pier, and probably drops off to about 30'-50' fairly quickly and it would probably be tough to haul in that much line (plus any horizontal component of the line) and still make forward progress.
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    Pier Launch with Onshore winds

    A sailboat launch! Man..you're trying to kill me! hahaha The neighbors sure would enjoy watching that! lol
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    Pier Launch with Onshore winds

    Hi, I launch from a floating dock which is exactly next the the shore, in the shade, so you cannot see it from the picture I posted. I will usually walk the boat to the end of my pier, and paddle out from there. However, to the right (in the picture), you can see a large green square roof to a...
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    Pier Launch with Onshore winds

    Thanks for the concern, but when I go out in heavy winds, I will not be as aggressive, and usually avoid runs as much as possible. I went on once (actually my first outing) with 15-20 kt winds and chinese gybed! haha. That was a fun experience until I went back home, watched about 100 videos...
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    Pier Launch with Onshore winds

    I suppose I can practice that (raising sail before leaving pier), in lower winds. I'm sort of new, and don't have that much confidence in raising the sail before leaving pier and not getting blown into next pier! haha. That day I'm talking about with the strong winds (excess of 25 kts), even...
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    Pier Launch with Onshore winds

    HI all... Just a quick story that I'm sure some of you can relate to. The winds were great (25-30 kts) last weekend and I was soooooo excited to get out and do some sailing. However, my situation is that I launch from a pier so no sloped beach launch. This gets tricky in high winds. I can...
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    New extension on wood tiller handle?

    Thanks everyone! I ordered a Ronstan 33" battlestick last night! Can't wait to install and test it out! Thanks again!
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    New extension on wood tiller handle?

    Hi all! Newbie Sunfish owner here and I love it! I can't get enough. Anyway, my question is this...I have the wood tiller/handle with the rotating wood extension. I would like to one day upgrade to the new frp tiller set, but for now, would be much happier with just the swivel type (full...
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