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    Brass Drain - does it wear out?

    Thanks. The water is definitely coming in between the brass drain and the rubber stopper. Just seems like more than normal. I'll try to get a picture this weekend
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    Brass Drain - does it wear out?

    My Laser takes water into the cockpit from the drain. I installed a new autobailer, which helped but did not fully resolve the problem. I cleaned the brass plug and put waterproof grease on the plug which helped a bit more. My only remaining theories are the brass drain is worn or the fit is...
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    Early 50s sailfish restore

    You went to the trouble of scraping and sanding, may as well stick to your plan of a natural deck. If you decide to stain it, you may want to read this article: Epoxy Adhesion Over Stains Some stains work and others do not reliably
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    Early 50s sailfish restore

    The part on the bottom left of the picture attaches to the rudder and allows the rudder to be attached to the hull. I'll do that part without the hull hardware for $45.
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    Early 50s sailfish restore

    I have a few things I'd sell: - period correct dagger board - $75 - used sail with Sailfish class logo - $50 - rudder hardware - $75 All prices are plus shipping costs.
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    Early 50s sailfish restore

    Chuck, I have a period correct 31" board I'd likely be willing to sell. I took Charlie's advice and bought a longer board but want to make sure it fits first. Mike
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    Early 50s sailfish restore

    Nice! I have a similar winter project!
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    Phantom 14 for Sale

    Maxstimp, Would you like to check out the Phantom this weekend? Saturday afternoon or Sunday before noon or after 4:00 work for me.
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    Phantom 14 for Sale

    Sounds good. Yeah, it's going to be a wet day for frostbite racing! I'm around next weekend and can easily hop over to the marina, so let me know when is good for you.
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    Phantom 14 for Sale

    It is. I'll likely be at the marina tomorrow if you'd like me to show it to you?
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    Race ready radial or full rig Laser near DC

    There are a few on craigslist st the moment. The best deal seems to be this one, which has XD rigging. LASER
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    VIRGINIA Phantom 14 for Sale

    Selling my 1983 (I think) Howmar Marine Phantom 14. Includes a new mainsheet block and cleat ($80), cover ($100'sh) and traveler. I also re-varnished the wood rudder this summer so it should be good to go for years. The daggerboard is fiberglass. The dolly is not included. The Phantom 14 is...
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    Restoring a Super Sailfish

    I'm not concerned about being competitive (I have an Albacore for racing and we don't have a local Sunfish class). This boat is just for fun and launching from a dock with a narrow bridge.
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    Restoring a Super Sailfish

    Charlie, thanks again for the advise. Quick questions. First, if I replace the 31" daggerboard with a longer model, do you also recommend replacing the spoon-shapped rudder with a more modern design? If so, will a modern, wood sunfish rudder require much modification to work with the brass...
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    Restoring a Super Sailfish

    Thanks. So far just a heat gun and paint scraper from, the hardware store. My first lesson with this project was that my Riobi cordless heat gun burns through batteries quick. I'll probably pick up a corded model to make more progress. Thanks for your thoughts on glasswork. I'll stick to my...
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