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    Installing cam block, with reinforcement underneath

    Hello-- thanks all for their comments and help! I did have a few pretty quick follow-up questions, but I won't have time to post/reply with those until tomorrow. Just wanted to give a quick thanks now. I think this goes out to all who replied...?
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    Installing cam block, with reinforcement underneath

    Hello--I purchased a cam cleat/cam base (photo included) to install on my new-to-me Sunfish. (It's not the Harken Carbo Ratchet Single Block w/pulley like some forum members have). My dad installed the cam base on the Sunfish I sailed as a kid, and since it helped a ton, I figured I'd just go...
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    Drilling screws to install inspection port....

    Sounds good-- Thanks for your help! Will let you know if I have any more questions....
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    Drilling screws to install inspection port....

    Thanks for your help! Will let you know if I have any complications or more questions!
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    Drilling screws to install inspection port....

    Thanks for the help-- sounds like you've done this a bunch-- will let you know if I have any additional questions!
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    Drilling screws to install inspection port....

    Thanks! Hopefully it won't be a big deal...
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    Drilling screws to install inspection port....

    I very recently cut out an inspection port hole on the interior of my Sunfish's cockpit area. Although I was more than a little nervous beforehand, it worked out just fine with a rotozip saw. I did have somewhat of a hard time creating a depression or dimple for the saw to initially catch to...
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    Repairing small indentations/chips in Sunfish hull

    Hey-- sounds good! Thanks for the help. Best, Peter
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    Repairing small indentations/chips in Sunfish hull

    Hello all-- It's my first time repairing my new old Sunfish (actually my first time repairing any boat), and I have a few chipped areas I need to fill in. As the two attachd photos show, they are pretty small, and not at all deep (max of 1/8 inch deep). The largest is 2.5 in. by 1 inch, while...
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    Adding a drain plug in transom

    Thanks all for the advice! Best, Peter
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    Adding a drain plug in transom

    Hello-- thanks for the tip... As far the laminate goes, is that something that tends to shred or tear during drilling? I have a center-hole punch, so I figured I would use that to create a small recess to allow for cleaner drilling from the start. Thanks again, Peter
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    Adding a drain plug in transom

    Hello all-- I have an older model Sunfish to which I'd like to add a transom drain plug (a previous Sunfish I used to sail had one, and I grew to appreciate it). I have a plug and a drill, and it seems like a very simple add-on. Should I be concerned though about drilling into a support...
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    Heavy Sunfish

    Thanks-- as I'm visualizing all of this, your suggestion on a stand for the light bulb sounds perfect.
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    Heavy Sunfish

    Thanks all for the help with this! Hoping for great results!
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