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    Modification question

    Spotted this Sunfish on local CL. It appears the a swivel block was used in place of a bullseye fairlead. Is this a reliable setup?
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    Sunfish Identification and Restoration

    Beldar, thank you for the sympathy. The patches although unsightly seem sound and intact. Maybe I need to just scrap the loose paint and just do a light sand and use filler to try and smooth out the patched areas. Not worry about too much paint removal but I would like to paint over another...
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    Sunfish Identification and Restoration

    Caution was used when removing hardware. I guess what I can’t figure out is if I have a wooden boat. The deck has a totally different feel from my Pearson Sunfish. I did realize the wood screws would screw into the wood backer blocks after I sent the original post. I guess my main questions...
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    Sunfish Identification and Restoration

    11 new photos by Jojo Cariaso I recently acquired a project Sunfish that I am unable to identify year. I am hoping I can get some advice on what direction to take with repairs. I can see: There are no hull stamps visible to identify. I am thinking that previous repairs have covered up any...
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    End cap removal and lower boom repair

    I am switching out a salt corroded lower boom. Do I need to remove the end cap to switch out the gooseneck? I also plan on trying the refurb the corroded boom. Can I use JB Marine Weld to fill the pitted areas followed by a light sand and coating with spray primer?
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    Wanted: Replacement mast.

    Thanks for reaching out Alan. If I am in the area I will reach out to you.
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    Mast Corrosion Repair

    Excellent!! Is this kentblairl on YT?Haha. I spent a a few hours today trying to find a way to reach you in Florida to ask you about this same issue. Thanks for the response, great YT channel. And thank you all for the suggestions, please keep them coming.
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    Mast Corrosion Repair

    Unfortunately damage is on both ends. Good thought though.
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    Mast Corrosion Repair

    Has anyone ran a Sunfish with a modified mast? Would I run into any issues cutting the mast down 3” on each end and recapping. I’ve also ran across a YT videos of with an inner sleeve or outer sleeve on the lower spar (none on the mast) and rivets. Anyone have success going this route on the...
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    NORTH CAROLINA Wanted: Replacement mast.

    Looking for a used replacement mast in Central/Eastern NC for a recreation used Sunfish.
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    Mast Corrosion Repair

    In some of my searches on other sites I ran across some opinions that welding a mast would weaken in structurally. Is this true for the T6 alloy used in the spars? And is the damage locations considered vital areas that receive the most stress?
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    Mast Corrosion Repair

    I recently discovered some mast corrosion and a used Sunfish that I just purchased. After extensive searching, I am unable to find any specific guidance on mast repair. Damage is on both ends within 3 inches from the caps. I am thinking about bondo filler followed by fiberglassing to help...
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