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  1. Chad Morris

    Sunfish ID help

    I have the cubby and no SN stamped in the transom. Before 73 they were on a sticker.
  2. Chad Morris

    Sunfish ID help

    My 72 has stripe only on the front.
  3. Chad Morris

    Sunfish

    He has sailed a lot and gave me a lot of pointers after the fact. I'm hooked!
  4. Chad Morris

    Sunfish

    We were in about 25 ft of water. As the boat came up he kicked the dagger board back in the hole before he bailed and I was launched.
  5. Chad Morris

    Sunfish

    I just flipped my sunfish last weekend. First time sailing it. My son, experianced sunfisher, flipped it back over and I crawled right in.
  6. Chad Morris

    First sail!

    So my son and I just sailed our new to us, free, sunfish. He has sailed many sunfish in the past but this was my first time on any type of sail boat. After riding a bit I took over. It wasn't long before I was up on edge and launched out. I'll need a few more lessons before venturing out on my own.
  7. Chad Morris

    Sunfish ID help

    Ok thanks I just assumed it was brass after looking at the cap. Both the body and the cap are corroded similarly.
  8. Chad Morris

    Sunfish ID help

    Is the body brass? The plug is I unscrewed it and it looked like brass to me.
  9. Chad Morris

    What to do about saturated foam Block?

    Wait what if you jammed some pool noodles in there? Then if something bad happened and it sank you could swim back to shore with the noodles!⛵‍♂️
  10. Chad Morris

    What to do about saturated foam Block?

    I like the thought of cutting strips of foam that will fit through the inspection port then gluing them together and to the hull and deck. Seems like a reasonably good idea to me.
  11. Chad Morris

    Sunfish ID help

    Didn't do it yet. Gonna try this week. My son wants to sail it. He said come Saturday he is taking it out so I better do it. Alan S Glos is stopping by to look it over tomorrow too.
  12. Chad Morris

    Sunfish ID help

    I have a socket that will fit. I may warm it a bit and spray it with some PB Blaster. Just warm not hot. The brass will move a bit and break any corrosion in the threads. Although I appreciate a challenge I've spent too many hours in uncomfortable positions. How about I hang it upside down and...
  13. Chad Morris

    Sunfish ID help

    A plus is that the original metal Depersia bailer is intact with all the pieces. Gonna take it off carefully and clean it up.
  14. Chad Morris

    Sunfish ID help

    I WAS an aircraft mechanic for about 15 years. Four of those I spent doing quite a bit of composite repairs to flight control surfaces and fairings. I'll probably hang it upside down with some straps from the barn roof and sand it down to fiberglass then do a layup all the way around. Gonna let...
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