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    Halyard and Gooseneck position

    Chart that Tag posted has settings that differ significantly from another I had found on a "how to rig a sunfish" vid by a gent named Steve King, which is what I've been using. The vid also mentions how to test for weather or lee helm, and how to adjust accordingly. I've had gooseneck at 18"and...
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    Halyard and Gooseneck position

    Sailor George, might I recommend you get the hang of things out there before taking the kids out. Watch out with gybing! I hope the kids can swim, are fully instructed (stay with the boat!), and everyone's wearing well-fitting PFDs. Memorable experiences of the good kind is what we're after...
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    Epoxy coating wood

    Hey JV, if possible, do you mind documenting template used, techniques, etc. you used in making the board, as well as the epoxying steps you're currently working on? It would be a great addition to the forum's information. Much appreciated.
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    Deck stripe question

    My boat has that color scheme. The stripe is about 1/8" shy of 12" at the bow, and about 12 1/8"at the stern. Odd that it isn't exactly 12" throughout or noticeably wider at stern than bow, which I think would look cool as well. I couldn't tell you anything about the shade of blue as I don't...
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    Boat sailed off without me

    ALWAYS point the bow into the wind BEFORE trying to right the boat, and do your best to keep it facing the wind til you get back into the boat; this should/will keep the boat from trying to run you down. I believe it's called "safety position," with the sail depowered and just flapping around...
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    Which wind forecast app(s) do you use?

    For sure nothing beats LOTW, when you have that option.
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    Which wind forecast app(s) do you use?

    I've been cross checking free Windy & Windfinder. I'll have to check out the others. Eventually I'll settle on 2.
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    Boat Pics

    That's a nicely framed shot.
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    Towing Question- Need Advice

    Personally, I'd try to buy boat and trailer in Colorado and bypass a lot of potential x-country headaches. SF and trailers are everywhere. FWIW
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    Which wind forecast app(s) do you use?

    I don't currently use one but I'm looking for options.
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    Boat Pics

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    World-class sailing locations...

    You definitely have some great sailing grounds your way, gz. Sounds to me like you might need a Cape Dory Typhoon or an Alberg 22, or a Haven 12 1/2. My wife and I spent some time a few years back out at Orient. That was before I got interested in sailing. I'm hoping that in the not distant...
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    Did I put these cracks in the cockpit?

    Thanks guys, I'll go with the white gorilla tape. Live and learn...
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    Did I put these cracks in the cockpit?

    I recently climbed into the cockpit (boat on trailer) to glue strips of material in the daggerboard trunk to prevent hum/chatter. While doing so I heard a soft snap and looked down to see two fine cracks (they look like two 18 inch or so lengths of black hair) running lengthwise in the cockpit...
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    World-class sailing locations...

    Name the places you've sailed, the ones on your list, etc. On my list: Narragansett Bay, Buzzards Bay.
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