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    Moving "up"??

    Ah. Sorry. I didn't realise it had to be one of those. Never herd of either of these boats! I googled em. The Widgeon looks like a nice boat.
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    Moving "up"??

    Probably a Tasar. That's what I sailed before the fish and I always liked it. A good compromise between comfort and sportyness. Whatever it was it would have to be something that planes nicely.
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    Glamor Shot

    It came with that aft window. Completely useless, I never look through it when sailing. Also I think it spoils the look of the sail a little. Still, it is otherwise in good nick so I'm happy.
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    Glamor Shot

    Managed to take an ok of my boat the other evening. Have a great weekend!
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    Any suggestions for upgrades to my 72 sunfish?

    Probably the same reason that you drive on a paticular side of the road or have your shirt buttons on the right.
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    Any suggestions for upgrades to my 72 sunfish?

    Looks great. Too late now but there is a trick where you use a cable tie to compress the spring during installation. Next time.
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    Glamor Shot

    Looking good. Those foils are tasty!
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    Strava?

    Kind of, yes. A gps running watch is a 100% waterproof thing that does the same job.
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    New style daggerboard repair

    Nice! I got my new one in the post this week and managed to chip the end of it on the first sail. Going to bookmark this thread :^)
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    What am I doing wrong?

    Mine is from a bicycle seat post and as far as I can remember has little or no protruding bolt. If it did have I would cut it off.
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    Power Washer damage

    Power washers are bad news for bikes, cars and now it seems boats. Charlie, that blue boat is a beauty. I love the rudder.
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    Vintage Old 1970's AMF Equipment We Make Weekends Commercial

    I love that the animator managed to get two tacks in.
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    Best kind of cockpit trim?

    Interesting. I do have a habit of hiking with my feet under the lip of the cockpit rather than the hiking strap. I find this more comfortable when it is not windy enough for a full hike. So perhaps keeping that bit of extra strength on the overhang might be a good thing for me
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    Best kind of cockpit trim?

    I tried it! ...Unfortunately neither Craigslist nor Sunfish ever really caught on over here :^( The other source you mentioned isn't willing to ship outside the US. Thanks for all the advice guys. lots to think about. I am going to do a bit of experimental trim-bending with the old stuff I am...
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    Best kind of cockpit trim?

    Thanks for all the suggestions! It might not be practical to ship a pre-formed cockpit-shaped hoop of trim as it would be a pretty large and delicate parcel. I am going to see what Alan thinks (That is, if he has any) Otherwise packing the trim before bending sounds like good tip and I can...
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