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    Breaking auto-bailer during beach launch?

    Yeah I'm definitely ordering a cockpit drain plug and bringing a milk jug bailer just in case. I will try replacing the pins with something else, but it looks like I'll have to pay the $26 plus shipping for the 5 plastic balls from sunfishdirect.
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    Breaking auto-bailer during beach launch?

    Hi everyone, I beach-launched my 1984 Sunfish for the first time yesterday, and broke the auto-bailer twice. The pins bent out enough to let the ball escape when I first set it in the sand from the trailer. I replaced the ball and gently bent the pins back, and it worked fine while I was out...
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    Daggerboard sticking in trunk

    Update: I tried sanding blocks, sandpaper, and securing sandpaper to a stick, which all made for a lot of work with little progress. I bought this tiny drum sander attachment for my power drill, and it was done in 5 minutes. Daggerboard sticks no more...
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    Daggerboard sticking in trunk

    I bought a 1984 Sunfish, and the wooden daggerboard gets stuck about 3/4 the way in. I started sanding it down, since the previous owner put some thick paint on, but then I measured the thickest parts, and it is all within the 27/32nds of an inch from the specs. It looks like the top of the...
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