Amazing, you have one of the very first fiberglass Sunfish which was manufactured on January 2nd 1955!!
This was an experimental model which used the stainless steel grudgeon and new kick up rudder 17 years before it went into mainstream production. Cortland Heyniger actually came up with...
If you want to go all out you can build one of these! It's what they used at the Laser Performance factory. It took me an afternoon and makes moving a Sunfish out of the way a breeze.
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Hi Ted, I have two Intensity practice sails that I've been using for the last two years and I can't be happier. The sail is on sale now for $125 plus shipping.
Race Style Practice Sail for the Sunfish®
You really don't have to be that exact. The padding that you put on top of the bunks makes up for any discrepancy. I pretty much did it exactly like it's shown in the pics.
I also used the sill seal padding rather than foam because it's closed cell and would provide padding without getting...
If the bow handle is already very corroded then you can probably carefully chip at it with a screw driver or other tool until the screw head is exposed. At this point you can use a vice-grip to extract the screw. The metal used for the bow handle is very soft and just covered with chrome.