Another member on the forum suggested reaching out to you as perhaps you can help me out:
In recently acquiring my 1981 Sunfish, I realized the rudder does not have the tension springs attached.
1. Do you have an extra set you are willing to sell & ship to me to NJ?
2. Can I substitute the Sunfish parts for tension springs purchased elsewhere?
3. If so, what is the length & diameter of the springs?
SC - I saw your post about having plastic bushing/washers for a sunfish rudder? Do you still have them? I'm building a new rudder for a friend and have the old broken rudder I'm working off of a template. One other question I have, is there a bushing in the bolt hole itself? I assume so, otherwise the metal bolt would wear through the finish and expose the wood, but I only see posts about the flat washer.
I read an old post of yours that stated you had some old Phantom bailers for $5. Do you still have them? I own a couple of Sunfishes, but my daughter just scored an intact Phantom for $75. It needs a new sail (which I have many) and a little fiberglass work. It's got some issues buyt is her project boat. She'll have a nice little boat for about $200 when she is done.
I guess this is the PM for you....I have got a hull and am working on restoring it to sailworthy. I was planing on making many parts, but you have lots of stuff listed, I need. If the prices are right and we can ship as a lot, I would take several things off your hands
I'm looking for parts for an older sunfish rudder, specifically what looks like a bolt or pin maybe 8-10 inches in length that connects the assembly to the mounting plates on the upper and lower surfaces of the hull. I have most of the assembly but I know there is also a spring that holds it out of the water and a couple other small related parts. Thanks Phil
Do you still have new Sunfish masts available? If you do, I would be interested in buying one from you. I live on the North Shore of Boston, and could drive down to RI and pick it up. Let me know. Thank you, James