Recent content by Rafael Garcia

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    Effects of Daggerboard

    I just got into sailing with my recently purchased 1973 Sunfish. Yesterday I notice that when I lifted the daggerboard half way out the boat would not heel as much. I kind of like this because when the wind gets heavy I can use this trick to diminish the lean on the boat. My question is, what...
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    1973 SF Mast Step Reinforce

    Not yet. I do plan on doing it this week. I did take her out yesterday and water got in the hull again so I have to do the test.
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    1973 SF Mast Step Reinforce

    The carabiner I will use to hold a dry bag with goodies and such. Both inspection ports are 6 inches in diameter. I do like the room when I'm fixing the inside with my hands.
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    1973 SF Mast Step Reinforce

    Here is some of the pictures of the repairs I made to the mast step and dagger board trunk and inspection ports installation.
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    1973 SF Mast Step Reinforce

    This is what I was able to accomplish today. Working with epoxy was way more challenging than I originally thought. I lost half my resting on the fist try. It's better to work with small batches first.
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    1973 SF Mast Step Reinforce

    The leaks are on the tube itself. Not at the bottom or top, I just want to reinforce it.
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    1973 SF Mast Step Reinforce

    This looks like some great advice. I will buy the filler today.
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    Cam cleat for new sailor

    I just installed this same set up in my Sunfish. I have yet to try it. I will post results later
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    1973 SF Mast Step Reinforce

    I recently bought a 1973 Sunfish, I have taken it out 3 times and I love it. Although it is in very good shape it is leaking water inside the hull through the Mast Step and the Daggerboard trunk. I have read about Mast Step Failure and I would like to reinforce it. I already cut an inspection...
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