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    What's at the bottom of the Mast Hole?

    So in flipping my fish for storage for the winter I actually looked down the mast hole. Couldn't see much so I used my iPhone camera to illuminate and zoom in on what's at the bottom. Looking at the photos blown up on my monitor I see it appears stepped. Anybody know why or what for??
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    First Sail of the 2017 Season

    I did have the name and number for a guy up in North Sandwich, NH who has a barn full of old fish parts. Let me try to find it.
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    Gen 1 Rudder Hardware

    Now that I look again, that "tongue" looks like the bottom piece, attached to the hull, that my rudder clips in to.
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    Gen 1 Rudder Hardware

    Looking at a listing on Craigslist and see a Gen 1 rudder with a "tongue". Can someone explain this to me or share a better photo? My rudder pins in to a deck plate where this one has the "tongue" bolted to it. https://images.craigslist.org/00N0N_5Fl8T2Joo6a_600x450.jpg I use a clip like this...
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    Daggerboard preference

    It isn't the actual weight of the Skipper, it is the amount of that weight applied. At 290 plus I use the "leftover" of the halyard to wrap around the dagger board as high up as I can loop it, then apply only enough force (weight) to bring the boat over, patiently waiting for the sail to pull...
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    Widgeon v Sumner Sprite v Flying J

    Currently sailing a Sunfish, which love but.... I would like to move up to a small sailboat that you sit in rather than on. For sentimental reasons a Widgeon tops my list. In scanning the ads I found a Sumner Sprite and a Flying J that look interesting. Any thoughts, opinions, insight???
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    Killer Cold Water

    I'm on Mascoma Lake in Northern NH. Good days I share the wind and the waves with the Dartmouth College sailing team. Early and late season and big wind days in summer I try to be sure there is other traffic on the lake. I have only turtled once and it was on a busy summer Sunday. Help was...
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    Killer Cold Water

    Began my season on 4/24. Have not had the correct conditions for a second outing. Actually dropped a pool thermometer in 20" of water today and measured 52 degrees. Fond this article about cold water: National Center for Cold Water Safety - What is Cold Water?
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    First Sail of the 2017 Season

    Agree that it is very early and the water is very cold. Winds were mild 2-6 mph, and I made sure I loosed the main before every comeabout. I was NOT going over. "There is a world of difference between not meaning to do something, and meaning not to do something."
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    First Sail of the 2017 Season

    Last week, 4/17/2017, was Ice Out on the lake. Today, 4/24/2017, was first sail of the year:
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