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    Favorite local spot?

    Pretend I'm coming for a visit and bringing my boat. Where are we going sailing? What are the cool spots in your area? I have an ulterior motive here- I just got a new trailer and I'm thinking about potential road trip destinations for spring.
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    Yar, I got a new sail

    Class rules matter very little when you have a cannon.
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    Yar, I got a new sail

    Felt like showing off Mudshark's new rag. I know the spars are riding a little high on the mast, but I need room for the cannon.
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    Sunfish camping?

    Satch, I feel very lucky to have such a huge playground so close to my home. I don't actually have any good shots of the fully laden boat- since I didn't really have the forum in mind when I was taking them, most of my photos are scenic postcard shots. Next time I go I'll get a couple that...
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    Sunfish camping?

    Jeadstx, thanks for the info. I just read up on the Texas 200, events like that sound like something I'd really be interested in. Kevin, I also learned how to sail on a Super Snark back in the 80s, on the NJ coast and the lakes of NH. Then I got a Sailfish, then a Sunfish. Anyway, here's a...
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    Sunfish camping?

    So, a few weeks ago I did end up dragging the kayak across Lake Murray on a short 2 night camping trip. There was indeed noticeable drag going upwind in light air, and much more side-slippage than i'm used to. I'm thinking a larger sized daggerboard would help this. Thoughts? The big orange...
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    My First Capsize in Years and Years...

    I tend to be a little paranoid about getting tangled and trapped when I capsize. I keep a small cheap knife either in my pocket or clipped to the outside of the PFD, just in case I ever have to cut myself free underwater. I seriously doubt I will ever have to do this, but it makes me feel...
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    Sunfish side-switching as you tack - How do you do it?

    AK, Bozo the Clown was legendary entertainer, so thank you for the compliment. I'm sorry my sense of humor disappoints you, and I apologize for all future disappointments. Jonva, you are welcome and i'm glad someone gets it. Now to keep this related to the current topic, if what you are...
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    Sunfish side-switching as you tack - How do you do it?

    I will now share my own personal tacking technique, and I will venture to say it is the only proper and true method. ;) Preparations: 1. Decide that for some reason that the direction you are currently sailing in is no good. 2. Brace your beer between your feet, amid the clutter of the...
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    Maximum wind to take out a Sunfish for average Sunfish sailor? "safely on ocean"

    Ken- I was in your area about a month ago and I loved it, even though I didn't get to do any sailing. Can't wait to go back. Anyway.... I took my 77 fish out a couple weeks ago in what I would consider a little too much, gusting in the 25-30 range. It was fun but I got beat up. Next time I...
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    Sunfish camping?

    Took the 'fish on a two day outing this week on Lake Murray near Columbia SC, and camped out on one of its many islands. Didn't bring the kayak this time- since it was just one night I didn't need the extra cargo space. The boat has no trouble handling the extra weight at the bow, although I...
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    Sunfish camping?

    This is true LVW, I'm just hoping it doesn't reduce the efficiency to an unacceptable level. I'm guessing that if I have a decent breeze, pulling an 8 foot kayak with 50lbs of gear on it won't be TOO much of a hassle. But I'll let everyone know in a couple weeks.....
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    Sunfish camping?

    Thanks Tag! I really dig that mod, but I don't trust myself to hack up this lovely specimen I have right now. Maybe if I find a cheap beater hull I can experiment with i'll try it out someday.
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    Sunfish camping?

    New member, first post. I've been lurking this board for awhile and I've learned a lot. Anyway.... I take my 77 Sunfish camping quite often, and I was wondering if anyone else had any loading techniques they wanted to share. I strap a large duffel bag between the bow handle and mast, and...
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