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    Harken 2135 question

    I have been thinking about installing a Harken 2135 ratchet block on my recently purchased 1975 sunfish. Not having any experience with a ratchet block, other than reducing the effort required to pull the mainsail in will it hold the line to allow you to free your hands up? If not, has anyone...
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    Attaching a Ratchet w/out inspection port

    Thanks. After taking a good look at it I was there was plenty of space.
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    Attaching a Ratchet w/out inspection port

    I have a 1975 sunfish I bought this summer. The hull is as dry as a bone. I want to add a ratchet for the mainsheet and was wondering if there is anyway to do this without cutting a 5" hole in the deck???? If I have to add the port where should it be placed? After setting the boat up...
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    Harken Cam Block

    I am interested in finding out also. I am planning on replacing the hook and don't know if I should place the ratchet block (Harken 2135) back where the hook was or on the lip of the cockpit. What size eyestrap should be used? What about a swivel lead with a cleat instead of the ratchet...
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    Install inspection port(s)???

    Looking in the dagger board sleeve I can see the criss cross pattern of the fiberglass fabric. Will this cause the boat to leak or is this still waterproof? How do I fix it if it is a problem? I read somewhere to line the front and rear of the sleeve with green grass carpet. Anyone heard...
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    Install inspection port(s)???

    Great! I was wondering what that was for :rolleyes:
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    Install inspection port(s)???

    Thanks a bunch for all the input. I think I will start with one port between the splash rail and dagger board trunk. The boat was light when I bought it and I want to keep it that way. Dan mentioned opening the "deck drain". Is this the drain in the cockpit? It is the only one I know the...
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    Install inspection port(s)???

    I have a 1976 Sunfish and was wondering if I should install inspection ports, what size, how many and where? Any direction would be helpful. After sailing the boat 3 times in a week I could hear a little water in the hull. Thanks in advance :D
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    Sunfish storage

    Thanks for the info.:D
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    Sunfish storage

    Just bought a "new to me" sunfish (1976) in great shape. Is it ok to store it on its side? The person I bought it from stored it this way to increase space in his garage. I built a small platform out of wood with eye hooks and use a strap to hold it in place. Any feed back would be appreciated:D
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    Launching at the beach

    Thanks! Woody
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    Launching at the beach

    Does anyone have tips for launching a sunfish at the beach?:cool:
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    Help find a boat

    The lake is Black Hills Regional Park on Montgomery County, MD. They have a mast height restriction because of a bridge that crosses the lake.
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    Help find a boat

    Thanks a bunch:cool:
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    Mast Height

    I need to know what sailboats have a mast height of 18' or less. I want to learn to sail and the requirements of a lake near our house are 18' or less.
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