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    Help with sunfish age

    I ordered one of these so that I can play around with the mounting of the gooseneck. I also received my new block for the mainsail. I am getting antsy to get on the water! Daggerboard is sanded and disassembled, not in that order. The advice I have received is to seal it with west systems...
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    Help with sunfish age

    Planning on keeping both. They appear to be in good shape. No cracks, no big songs, just both look awful. Gonna sand, seal, and varnish. Matt V
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    Help with sunfish age

    Thanks for the suggestions! I hit it with a hammer, I put some WD40 on it, and then I used science and I hit it with really cold upside down compressed air, an IT trick of mine, this allowed me to get the old gooseneck off and the new one on in the proper angle to the spar. Next to the...
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    Help with sunfish age

    I have the gooseneck soaking now. I also have another gooseneck that came with the boat, so if need be I will drill out the other and replace with the other one. I was very lucky: extra sail, gooseneck, and sail rings all in a random box that came with the boat. I was able to get the metal...
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    Help with sunfish age

    I have a metal clip that attaches to the traveler so the metal wire doesn’t bother me too much. Is there an advantage to rope vs metal if I am not worried about wear? Matt
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    Help with sunfish age

    Of course I have a few more questions: the gooseneck needs to be adjusted about 30 degrees. I cannot get the screw loosened. I feel like I am about to strip it. Thoughts? The metal line that the sail hooks to in the back has a weird connection on it. Looks like it may be missing one of the...
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    Help with sunfish age

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    Help with sunfish age

    Thank you so much for all the advice everyone. I decided to paint the stripes and splash guard. I used 3m marine fiberglass restorer and wax on the baby blue. I got the front handle replaced. I got halyard line and finally got the sail up. I found the hole and fixed it in the mast step. I...
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    Help with sunfish age

    Thats harsh! Who throws away ice creme!?! Thank you so much for the feedback. I’ll be doing all this on Sunday hopefully. I’ll report back and with updated pics and hopefully good news. Matt V
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    Help with sunfish age

    A few more questions: I am pumped to get to work this weekend on the sunfish: 1. I have a divot - for lack of a better word - in the top of the boat. I do not think it is a hole, I scientifically tested this by putting my mouth over it and blowing air as hard i could. It went no where other...
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    Help with sunfish age

    Thank you all! I filled the mast hole (is there a technical name?) with water. It went down 1/2 inch in 4 hours. Should I worry about sealing that up?
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    Help with sunfish age

    Also - I may have done this wrong: Well see what you guys say, apologies for any terminology or bonehead moves, this is all very new to me! :) It looks like I may need to put the end cap with the hole on it back into place. I found a rounded end cap and used it (I have a few spare parts in a...
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    Help with sunfish age

    Better pics of the sail:
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    Help with sunfish age

    This is the bottom of the bailer.
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    Help with sunfish age

    Ill also assume that I need a replacement bailer?
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