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    WTB Used Class approved Racing sail

    Id like a twin tiller and 36" extension
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    Long time listener, 1st time caller...

    Clorox toilet cleaner with bleach. Let it sit for a bit too and do its' work.
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    Latest Pick pre-‘71 Fish

    I had a nasty one like that too. Toilet bowl cleaner with bleach was my friend
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    Moving a Sunfish via 5x10 utility trailer.

    I haul too many different types of boats, so I adapt to the boat. Removing some of the spring would work too
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    Long time listener, 1st time caller...

    Just repair the chine damage from the outside. It'll be fine if done properly
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    Moving a Sunfish via 5x10 utility trailer.

    The boat is "barely" on the bunks but I'm using the bare minimum of lines for securing. Rode 30 miles at highway speeds, just fine. What are hard to see, are the black, twin, seatbelt webbing material straps, that I sewed to slide over the bunks with looped ends, ...IOW a custom fit strap/belt...
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    Moving a Sunfish via 5x10 utility trailer.

    The kicker is to make SURE the boat is totally tied down. Straps just over the top and underneath and another line or two, are not nearly enough. You'll need a variety of diagonals to keep the boat from shifting, as it WILL slide around if not properly secured. The boat slides VERY easily on...
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    New Sunfish owner ... looking for a few pointers

    I like the window when heeled over. Sometimes for me it isnt always possible to sail flat. Kinda half hiked out saving the back for yard chores :-)
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    Another transom drain

    I don't like deck mounted inspection ports but I do like transom drains. No housing, no leak, custom fit, clear access... Btw SeaRay artic white gelcoat is an extremely close match, I generally don't bother with tinting...especially when it's on the bottom. (Other pic) New repair just...
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    Hoisting points/harness

    I tend to disagree. Post #6 is an alternatie to popping the seam or inspection ports if you don't care for them. Post #2 is how to make it a non issue for attaching hardware and having it come loose. Shoot ...for the sake of this being over thought...just drill some holes one each side thru...
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    Hoisting points/harness

    I'd think some U bolts could be put in the hull/deck flange for a tad more strength. Use a long backing plate ...6-10 inches?....to spread out the load.
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    Hoisting points/harness

    The eye straps Id rate at about 250lbs each at least. A little more for some tapped or thru bolted screws. Definitely light duty, but they make beefier ones too, just by increasing thickness. As a thought, think of the loads they take when a block, etc is attached to them...not to mention the...
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    Hoisting points/harness

    I've got 3"×6" alum plates under each piece of hardware. I cut a holes on the bottom sides and glassed them back up...no deck inspection plates. Epoxied the plates to the underside of the deck. They aren't going anywhere and the load has been distributed. There's a thread awhile back with...
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    Hoisting points/harness

    Depends on the year as yours might have aluminum backing plates for the hardware. I replaced the wood on mine with 1/4" aluminum plates, which I tapped into to mount all my deck hardware. Therefore, the handle (if in good condition) and the eye straps (again if decent) should provide all good...
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    Moving a Sunfish via 5x10 utility trailer.

    If the trailer had side fences, get a couple winch straps strung between them, so the Sunfish rests on these instead of the trailer bed. The straps will act as shock absorbers depending how many you uses and their stretch/thickness and how tight the are. Some straps over the top of the boat...
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