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    New owner, older hull Serial# 010013 refurbishing for my daughter

    Yup that looks like the way to go
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    New owner, older hull Serial# 010013 refurbishing for my daughter

    The question for today for the assembled gurus is: How much structural integrity does the aluminum rub rail and associated rivets provide to the hull and deck joint? I am thinking to remove and replace with a PVC rub rail. I probably could replace the rivets.
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    New owner, older hull Serial# 010013 refurbishing for my daughter

    Thanks, I don't know why I don't think of Ebay, perhaps having the Sunfish will educate me!
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    New owner, older hull Serial# 010013 refurbishing for my daughter

    Anyone know where I can get a new bow handle?
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    New owner, older hull Serial# 010013 refurbishing for my daughter

    Don't know specifically, there are others here with way more knowledge as you will see. I have removed 1 screw from mine and put it back in so there is something holding the nut or a backing plate. I would wait for greater knowledge the guys here have helped me a lot
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    New owner, older hull Serial# 010013 refurbishing for my daughter

    Perhaps that is the answer, where did you make your cuts? I used a grinder to remove this transom and replace it with Cooza board.
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    New owner, older hull Serial# 010013 refurbishing for my daughter

    I did remove 1 screw from the bow handle very carefully and was able to thread it back in so I may pluck up the courage to do then one at a time. The alternative would be to unscrew until nearly out and support the hardware on small dowels cut to length and as you say tape up the threads to stop...
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    New owner, older hull Serial# 010013 refurbishing for my daughter

    I cant get that far aft or for'ad from the inspection port. I did contemplate using this as an excuse for an endoscope camera but again the distance to teh stern is too great.
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    New owner, older hull Serial# 010013 refurbishing for my daughter

    Moving along with the boat, started removing hardware from the deck for refinishing. When I undo the screws on the bow handle and the stern traveler I notice what seems to be machine threads as opposed to screw threads. The question I have are there captive nuts on the underside of the deck? It...
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    New owner, older hull Serial# 010013 refurbishing for my daughter

    I think I might get shot in Plymouth Sound!
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    New owner, older hull Serial# 010013 refurbishing for my daughter

    I got two sets of spars each with a sail that are used and one brand new sail never been on the boat
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    New owner, older hull Serial# 010013 refurbishing for my daughter

    A bit cheeky I didn't have a Union Jack at the time but I am ex MOD Devonport
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    New owner, older hull Serial# 010013 refurbishing for my daughter

    I would like to thank everyone who has offered help with my little project. I am doing this for my daughter in TX and taking it down at Christmas from SC so I want it to be as good as new so she can enjoy it and not have much to do for a while other than enjoy it. As for going sailing, I have...
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