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    When is it time to call it quits?

    The last time my boat was wet other than rain was Oct 2016. I work a lot and have kids in activites that keep me busy but realize that will not last forever and I will have time to spend sailing in the future. I tried 3 or 4 times this last year to go but something always happened. Got home...
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    Zuma with a soft and flexing hull

    I have a 1985 Zuma I just picked up and it seems to me the hull is really flexable compaired to my sunfish. Just the weight of the empty boat on the trailer bunks makes a slight indentation in the hull. Is this normal or has the hull gotten weak over time? I can't decide if I should cut...
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    Starting at the BEGINNING

    So I guess mounting a 64" plasma TV with surround sound would be a challenge on a sunfish??? ;) I agree with just sailing and enjoy the trip, leave the electronics at home. ;) I hope everyone has a great labor day weekend.
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    Pre-72 rudder, hardware and daggerboard

    The rudder,tiller and hardware (minus the pin I talked about in my previous post) are still available for $160 plus shipping. If anyone is interested let me know. Thanks.
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    Pre-72 rudder, hardware and daggerboard

    Yep. Still have the items available. I will send you a PM and we can work out the details on shipping and payment. I just glad to find someone that can use them.
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    Pre-72 rudder, hardware and daggerboard

    I will take $180 for the dagger board, rudder and hardware for the rudder. Shipping will be an additional expense for the purchaser.
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    Starting at the BEGINNING

    I would just try and seal up the leaks and run a buffing pad on the hull to shine it up a bit and use it. That's what I did with my sunfish so I can teach my kids how to sail and not worry if they scratch it or if it gets bumped loading on the trailer. Looks like you have a fun project and are...
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    Pre-72 rudder, hardware and daggerboard

    The pin is the part that holds the rudder head to the hardware that is mounted on the boat. The Sunfish Owner's Manual (a book that is worth its weight in gold) it offers an option to use a 1/4 inch diameter locking pin. If you want the factory style pin they can be found on Ebay from time to...
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    Pre-72 rudder, hardware and daggerboard

    These parts came off a 1973 windflight and will work on the sunfish. The only part missing from the rudder is the pin. The wood on the rudder is a little stained on one side but is sealed with 4 coats of helmsman urethane. Dagger board is in good shape. I also have the hull available if anyone...
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    1974 Sunfish Restoration (in progress) One l

    I would buff a small spot first and see how quick it shines back up. You may not need to sand anything just buff it back to a gloss. If you do need to sand I would use the least aggressive grit first. When I spoke of sanding with 400 I was referring to the bottom only. Sand it dull and leave it...
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    1974 Sunfish Restoration (in progress) One l

    Sanding the bottom of the hull with 400 or 600 grit paper will make it slide through the water. Hobie cat racers do this to eliminate surface tension. When I buffed my sunfish I sanded it lightly with 1500 grit wet/dry paper with water to get the oxidation off first. Worked great.
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