Apparently somewhere in its past my recently aquired boat was dropped on its rudder latch plate leaving the plate in the shape shown. Obviously work will have to be done on the fiberglass, but if I remove this plate can it be flattened back to original by tapping on it with a wood block or...
Thank you for this. I was able to get what I needed from it.
However, how do I access the rest of the threads. I can only see two pages worth of threads now and I would like to be able to search through the rest of them
I appreciate your help.
I was trying to find a post of mine back in early September or late August and all I can find are two pages worth of threads. If there is an extra hoop I have to jump through to get to older threads I would appreciate it if someone would point it out.
I appreciate your input Wayne. It and the pictures have been very helpful. You obviously have a lot of Sunfish under your belt. I'll take pictures of my work and post them.
One last question if you don't mind. As you might have noticed in my pictures the self-bailer is the original aluminum...
Thanks for your input there Chiefypoo - appreciated.
Thanks also to Ivy. Problem with that approach as I see it is that is a lot of resin and something would have to be done to allow the passage of water fore and aft under the cockpit. I assume that is necessary as the original design allows...
My boat does not have the storage area. From what I have been able to learn from the KB, according to the serial number on the aluminum plate behind the coaming, it is a 1967.
As it turns out the main crack forward of the self-bailer lies completely under the foot well. If, as you say, I...
Your grinding a "V" is pretty much what I was heading for and is the reason I mentioned using a grinder. Applying repairs to the inside would be ideal but problematic. I have considered this also which is why I mentioned separating the top from the bottom. Can this area be reached through the...
Hello Wayne. Thanks for your help, and I'm sorry to take so long to get back to you.
The only reason I mentioned graphite is I have a supply of it and don't have any fiberglass at present.
Hear are pictures of the affected areas.
Thanks again for your help.
I'm very glad I found this forum and hope to be an active part of it in time.
I was recently given an older Sunfish. I have never sailed a boat alone and hope to learn with this one.
One problem right off the bat is a crack down the middle of the keel (for lack of a better term). When the...