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    2nd Sail day woes...

    Well finally got around to doing the leak test and it wasn't anywhere where I expected. Boat had prior damage in storage compartment. Part of the rubber or plastic seal was ether missing or pushed back away from where the deck meets the compartment. I had seen it earlier, wasn't sure if it was...
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    2nd Sail day woes...

    Thanks I am going to do that. The aluminum side railing is scratched but that is the only damage I can find..hopefully I can find the leak with that test. I have never heard water inside till that incident so pretty sure that is when it happened.
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    2nd Sail day woes...

    I am getting better at this but still have lots to go. Friday evening myself and my GF went to a nearby river. Winds were light and we practiced going upwind. No problems , had fun, but didn't get a chance to try righting it either. Yesterday went to a gulf inlet pass. Wind lite to moderate...
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    Look at this Bailer! Weird!

    Yep exactly. I was fixing some chips with marine tex and for the heck of it, tried it on the plug. It actually worked..I just put it back in. I may try to find a new one later to be on the safe side but for now it's working and appears strong.
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    Look at this Bailer! Weird!

    Thanks..I finally got it. Will need a new bolt unless jb weld/marine tex can fix it. But rest of bailer in really good shape..the little ball is a bit shrivelled but otherwise it's in really good shape for almost 40 years old.
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    Look at this Bailer! Weird!

    Well I had a perfectly functioning bailer till I tried to unscrew the top to put on a new cap. The plastic bolt head broke. I could leave it as is and just push the cap in when needed or try to fix. Can anyone confirm that the threads are not reversed? I am not sure how I would have corrosion...
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    2nd Sail day woes...

    First by myself until the other 2 boats showed up. Then it was myself and the other guy were holding on the sides trying to pull it over I was towards the stern end and he was more in the middle as he was able to jump up on top of it. We couldn't do it so third guy came and pushed up on the...
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    2nd Sail day woes...

    I have seen that before..thanks!
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    2nd Sail day woes...

    Yes the sail was full of water...it was floating ..the spar was not sinking. The main line had a knot on the end but otherwise should have had plenty of line to do whatever it wanted. The dagger board kept falling out and tried to float away 2x so I put it in the cockpit so I would not lose it...
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    2nd Sail day woes...

    Took my fish out for the second time yesterday , testing it's new trailer. The first time, about 2 weeks ago, was fine. But yesterday it was rough and the current was strong. Boat kept trying to crash into the ramp as we were unloading. GF and I dumped it as we were leaving the ramp so she...
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    Sunfish Pickin Pensacola Beach FL

    That is what I found as well. Junk or too $$ for my budget. Mine came from Daphne but the seller picked it up it from NW FLA
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    Frustrated with Craigslist

    As mentioned , use something to give you alerts as soon as the ad posts. I kept missing boats as some would go fast unless they were $$$ or junk. DON'T use Google alerts as it was way too slow..in fact after I did find my boat, I got it home that night, came inside and about an hour + later...
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    Sunfish Pickin Pensacola Beach FL

    All the good boats seem to be in NW Florida. I couldn't find anything decent in Mobile
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    Newbie ?s

    I know what you are talking about as I used them for motorcycle trailers. But I think they are hard to find nowadays for some reason. I picked up 2 ratcets and the pool noodles so almost ready to go. As long as Fedex doesn't mess up again, I should have the rest of my trailer tomorrow pm. Now...
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    Newbie ?s

    Thanks..will do if first way is not enough..
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