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    Spring/Summer Sunfish/Sailfish Parts and Gear Sale

    Alan, is it reasonably possible to change from the old style of rudder attachment to the newer one? What would the parts cost?
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    Tiller Extension

    I had the same trouble (still do when hurried/flustered) but I watched and watched and tried and tried. What helped the most was dry land practice. I did it first in an unrigged, beached Sunfish, since its more robust to abuse. That kept the variables to a minimum and reduced the chances of...
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    Ramp for launching

    If you are in or near upstate NY, here is one ready to go. http://ithaca.craigslist.org/boa/4533607451.html
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    Go Pro Laser Sailing

    V. nice footage. Can you describe or give link for the GoPro mount system used?
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    Where to go?

    Ok - to be more specific; I live and sail in upstate new york, where, when the water is warm enough to survive in (70+) the wind is lite to none most of the time. So what I would like to find is a place that has 75 or better water AND decent breezes to get meaningful practice time AND I can...
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    Where to get some good practice?

    I am looking for good places to haul my Sunfish and Laser for warmer water sailing along the east coast. Someplace that has good access (not member only YC's) reasonable accommodations, and friendly ambiance. Suggestions and recommendations, anyone?
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    Where to go?

    I am looking for good places to haul my Sunfish and Laser for warmer water sailing along the east coast. Someplace that has good access (not member only YC's) reasonable accommodations, and friendly ambiance. Suggestions and recommendations, anyone?
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    Double Decker Trailer

    Great idea, too bad I dint think of it, or see this two weeks ago when I bought an aluminum frame from a finn sailer. But all said, cost was close to your setup. I would definitely put on diagonals for any but the shortest hauls. (murphy lives!) mine has SS shroud lines in place, but even...
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    Looking for a Laser trailer!

    Not real nearby but might try this http://binghamton.craigslist.org/boa/3590945672.html
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    Sunfish Refurbish Project gone wrong

    There's no backing material there for the screws to bite into. Dont believe that vintage had any built in, and even on newer vintage, they can rot out or displace. Hopefully during the re-furb you put in inspection port(s). Use the ports for access to glue/glass in some quality wood behind...
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    Pre '72 Sunfish Buffalo, NY $800

    Looks great! You selling? Or just crowing, which you do have the right to, given the results. Enjoy.
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    Rope Handle

    try library for books on braiding - esp Ashley Book of Knots. I used two pieces = 4 parts and did a square braid, makes a great handle.
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    Best new boat selection in Central Florida?

    It may not be close enough, but if you happen to get south try Sail Laser Miami http://sail-laser.com/main/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=617&Itemid=650 they have a selection of boats to examine, plus they sell used sunfish and lasers, with posting on this forum.
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    Lets Talk Trailer Bunk Placement...

    I did not use any finish. I would use whatever is at hand. Poly if thined well is a good choice. tung oil. linseed. sikens, if its laying around. My experience is that if you treat the wood, the treatment will last about two years, so you have to re-apply, and the project will last about...
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    Is There An Easier Way?

    rubber boots, sans any spring, work great.
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