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    My improved dagger board and rudder

    I made my daggerboard longer in hopes of being able to point higher and less sideways slipage. My launch is often at the end of a cove, with the prevailing winds usually blowing staight out the mouth. Tacking angles of 45+ degrees getting home, make one late for delicious suppers. I usually try...
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    My improved dagger board and rudder

    I'll be eager to hear more about the db. I extended a Barrington board by about 14 inches, sanded it more into a foil shape and glassed the final result. A little more effort yanking it out when beaching, and I could find the bottom easier. Didn't really notice an improvement.
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    Class Legal Sail Clips

    Cheapie ties work too. Spectra isn't really needed in my opinion. A short section of cheap stuff isn't going to have noticeable stretch....in my opinion again.
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    Transporting a Sunfish home

    If not more. You don't see it?
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    Transporting a Sunfish home

    I see a hole in the trunk
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    Transporting a Sunfish home

    Your "spotter" in the car behind you, probably would tell you, should that happen. :-) Seriously, questions of thus nature seems Uhaul or similar is by far the safest. A sunfish launching out of a vehicle at highway speeds, doesn't sound like fun.
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    Adding cleat on mast for halyard

    And a proper cleat hitch too. :-)
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    1975 Sunfish Drain Plug

    Make your sandwich bread!
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    Adding cleat on mast for halyard

    CAREFULLY and NEATLY grind the stainless screws flush
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    Adding cleat on mast for halyard

    I'd sand a nylon cleat instead of the mast.
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    Adding cleat on mast for halyard

    Fresh water, I think your choice. The idea in saltwater is dissimilar metals will create galvanic corrosion.
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    Old Pearson Factory

    Btw, that shop looks immaculate for that kind of work :-)
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    Old Pearson Factory

    It's something that new boats are still being constructed in this fashion. A while back, I worked in a yard that restored wooden power boats of that size. Total custom man hours, fitting each piece. Hauling, blocking, and launching is another lengthy topic...letting the wood swell, blocking the...
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    New owner, older hull Serial# 010013 refurbishing for my daughter

    Personally I think that stuff is fine, as long as the skin on the foam isn't compromised.
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    I have the bow handle replacement solution...best ever !! ;-)

    Yeah...you certainly don't want that extra weight on the ends. Therefore, you could drill some holes in them, so the water can drain. The interior foam should soak it up nicely to keep it from sloshing around, preventing your hull from sounding like an upset stomach!
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