Recent content by chris williams

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    New Sunfish

    I believe recreation sail production has moved to a loft LP found in China. They had a test racing sail from China in use at the NAs. It looked fine but don’t know how it performs. The sails to be provided at the worlds this fall will be from North.
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    New Sunfish

    Thanks NorCal! The CN indicates China. The British boats start with GB. The British boats also come with either Chinese or Sri Lankan made sails. The fee paid is to World Sailing, as Sunfish is a World Sailing recognized class - thus we get to hold World Championships, are eligible to...
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    New Sunfish

    I do a lot of racing!
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    New Sunfish

    Very nice! To add to what Kent said, if you look at the middle of the three pictures he posted, you’ll see the boom bends when you sheet in. The curve in the bottom of the sail is designed to roughly match the curve in the boom sheeted it. As Kent said, Sunfish sails over the past 20 years or...
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    New member.

    Those are US made from 2015 or maybe 2016. They were well-made. Interested to see what arrives. You will enjoy it regardless!!
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    Please let us know what shows up and where it was made. The word out of LP today is all new boats, whether made in China or the UK are baby blue. The early 2018 boats from china are definitely white.
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    . I have this idea there is a fresh water hose for boat rinsing by the fish cleaning station - but I may be completely misremembering.
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    They made a few test boats in the UK last year. They told the class those would not be coming to the US. But lo and behold, they are! The LP site and the APS site both show new boats being 100 percent baby blue, which is the color of the UK Lasers. And the UK boat at the NAs was baby blue...
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    The latest boats they have imported - at least to the east coast - are UK built. It'll be interesting to see what you get. Did they tell you what color it'll be? The UK boats are 100% baby blue except for the splash rail which comes in colors. The Chinese ones have been all white with red or...
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    2018 Sunfish North Americans

    A few things. Jens Hookanson, of Jens rig fame, won the NAs back in 1976 or so as a junior. A Venezuelan youth/junior sailor won at Brant Beach in 2013, and I think there have been a few others. In addition to the first race yesterday having a favored side on the first leg, the second race...
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    2018 Sunfish North Americans

    Regatta wrapped up with three races. Fairly light air in the first race that then filled in from the left. It was expected to fill from the right, so some good sailors got trapped in the wrong side of the first weather leg. Second race was just a once-around WL with breeze from 5-10, going up...
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    2018 Sunfish North Americans

    Well, I am here but don’t have a lot to report. Day 1 it blew around 8 but the RC had trouble adjusting to the big shifts coming through from the west (there were some challenging conditions for getting a square course) and we only got two races. Today we got in 4 in a steady 10 or so out of...
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    Trailering Sunfish

    I have a Right On trailer with the dolly and it is a great trailer, so their version without the dolly feature is probably good too. However, I believe it may be pricey compared to other non-dolly trailers.
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    Gluing a foam block

    Is the stuff black? If so I just used some to repair a hole in a shed roof. The stuff is crazy-sticky. It would probably be good for the foam blocks. Just wear gloves and a shirt you don’t care about. Once that stuff gets on you you can’t get it off!!
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    Best kind of cockpit trim?

    In theory, the vinyl cockpit trim is great - but it is difficult to get it to stay adhered to the cockpit lip - glues just don't like to stick to the vinyl. I used to have a 1983 Sunfish with the metal trim, and a few rivets came loose. Instead of riveting it back on, I removed the rivets and...
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