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    dark spots on gelcoat

    I have dark dots on my faded vanilla gel coat of my 70 sunfish. I'm trying to whiten it up and remove the dots. I've tried bleach, toilet bowl cleaner and wet sanding with 220 on a DA (random orbital) sander. Somewhere under there is bright white color. Should go to a lower grit or is there...
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    Mast tube repair

    I have leak tested the boat. The it has a couple screw hole leaks but the mast hole is the only major leak. It also no longer holds water in the tube. I could pore another 1/2 of resin/glass shreds and fix the leak but I'm not sure how far above factory I should fill the tube. I'm also...
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    Mast tube repair

    The mast tube is not loose. Only leaks but it doesn't look very nice from inside the boat. I filled bottom of the mast with resin/fiberglass bits and it held water over night. I used the boat 5 times and now the mast tube leaks again.
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    Mast tube repair

    I'm not sure what the dark ring is. I didn't install it and the boat wasn't opened up before me. Maybe reinforcement ring? I'm thinking I'll either use a borescope or video chat myself inside the boat. I will also be able to fit a die grinder my existing 5" port behind the coaming so that will...
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    Mast tube repair

    I did read that thread and stole the pic. They said it was a Canadian Sunfish. The insides look way different than mine.
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    Mast tube repair

    I have separated the bow just enough for the backerblock but I really don't want to do that again. I could not find reinforcement rings listed. Do you make them? Maybe out of a plastic kitchen cutting board? For the strips of glass attaching the tube to the hull, do I grind off half of them...
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    Mast tube repair

    The mast tube/hole on my sunfish is leaking. i pored resin and fiberglass scraps in the bottom just slightly over the ridge previously. it looks like there is some loose pieces of fiberglass on the inside of the boat. Should I wrap the outside of the tube and reinforce the lower half of the tube...
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    Bow repair and cleat question

    Hi, I have an 71 sunfish and a 60s edo western star dancer. I have a question on each one -sunfish- i removed the halyard cleat. It is directional and marked with a triangle on one side. Which side should have the triangle facing it? -edo western- My friend's roommate ran over the tip of the...
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    minifish sail on sunfish?

    yes the old sail came ripped and spread to the edge the first and only time Ive sailed the boat. Its definitely sun baked and extremely thin compared to the minifish sail. I ordered "sail tape" but i dont have high hopes. Ill check out intensity sail. Im not sure if Ill try it out or sell it but...
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    minifish sail on sunfish?

    I was given a north sail and I think its a minifish sail. I was wondering if i could use it on my sunfish. Its not as long and has a curve on the sides thats next to the spars. Is it a race cut minifish sail? Would you adjust the halyard or gooseneck locations?
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