Recent content by Doug Warren

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    New Sunfish Storage/Launch Ramp

    Alan - Have you thought of putting some carpet or other material on top of the plywood? I would think the wood could get slippery after being outside for a while.
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    Removing the end cap from the mast

    The mast end cap is not designed to be water tight. Generally you will get water in the mast from regular sailing up to deck level which is the water level in your mast step. (Any more will drain while the boat is upright.) With a small hole in the cap you can drain out the water after your...
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    Removing the end cap from the mast

    No need to remove the end cap. Just drill a hole in the middle of the cap. This will allow water to drain whenever you finish sailing.
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    Halyard cleat has just a little wiggle…

    Consider moving the cleat up or down a few inches on the mast and fill the old screw holes with epoxy. I did it and it worked fine. (By the way, use brand new screws.)
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    Bottom mast cap

    I recommend drilling a hole in the middle of the bottom cap of the mast to allow water to run out after sailing. While silicone and other things may seal the bottom for a period of time eventually it will leak and you need some way to get rid of the water.
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    Brand New 2021 Sunfish. Questions

    Consider a dolly to help launch and move it around. You don't want to be dragging the boat across rocks and gravel getting it in and out of the water.
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    Midwest Regional Regatta. It's Happening!

    Yes there is a regional regatta happening at the Lake Bluff Yacht Club on August 15th and 16th. This regatta serves as a World's Championship qualifier. On top of that we will make it a fun weekend of racing despite the pandemic. Our club has worked hard to make sure that this is a socially...
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    Hi Steve - Can you send me pictures of the boats you have for sale?

    Hi Steve - Can you send me pictures of the boats you have for sale?
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    3 sunfish

    Hi Steve I haven't heard back but we may want to sell one.
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    3 sunfish

    Can you send some pictures? I can send you an email if you message me.
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    Old Sunfish Parts to Give Away

    Sorry. It is gone.
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    Old Sunfish Parts to Give Away

    The handle is used. If you want I can text a picture. What is the phone number?
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    Old Sunfish Parts to Give Away

    Hi Brian. I have a bow handle. $15 including shipping. Where do you want it sent? Doug
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    Old Sunfish Parts to Give Away

    Sorry. I don't have it. Good luck finding one.
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    Old Sunfish Parts to Give Away

    Sorry but I don't have that part. There may be others on the forum who have one. Good luck, Doug
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