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    Photos: YOU & YOUR Sunfish, in water, under sail

    oh, and if you have a facebook account, you should be able to view more pictures by logging in.
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    Photos: YOU & YOUR Sunfish, in water, under sail

    This link is a picture of me and my best friend in 30 kt winds, in early april. needless to say, we weren't out there for long... http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=31080747&l=862c7a4056&id=1471930683
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    My First Trial Rigging (on trailer)

    thanks for clearing that up, wayne.
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    My First Trial Rigging (on trailer)

    ok, so i have a swiveling cleat mounted on my boat. what exactly would having a ratchet block add to this setup? doesn't the cleat do the job of securing the sheet?
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    Sail Cleaning

    Does it say this is for rust stains? Mike4947... thats why im trying it on my old, battered sail... lets just hope i can scrub out the iron phospate. otherwise, i suppose it will just have a little black spot. Again, its the old one, so im not that concerened.
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    Sail Cleaning

    Thanks for the help. I just temporarily 'retired' my 35 year old sail for a slightly used spare I got with my boat, so I'll test it out on that old sail before risking staining the mostly white sail with chemicals.
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    Sail Cleaning

    In raiding my dad's store of cleaners and chemicals, i found a nearly full bottle labled as "rust remover", in which the active ingredient is phosporic acid, not oxalic acid. Is this safe for the sails?
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    Sail Cleaning

    Thanks, wayne. I'll be sure to stop by Ace Hardware and look for some oxalic acid. I have no idea what was causing the rust stains, they were there when i bought the boat (and sail). In the time the boat has been in my posession, i haven't had any new stains appear, so it looks like im simply...
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    Please allow me to introduce myself,

    As for your son's duct tape idea.... I'm a high school student, and have had similar urges on my boat. While my dad (and his fiberglass expertise) was at sea, i have found that Gorilla tape works exceptionally well for a quick fix on minor cracks. In fact, i have a few strips at the bottom of my...
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    Sail Cleaning

    A few day trips into the sailing season, I've started to get bothered by the rust spots on my sail (I know, just a vanity thing...). The Sunfish KB suggests Star Brite Sail/Canvas Cleaner, or the specialized Rust Remover. So, my question is, does the Star Brite cleaner also remove rust...
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    Edge Guards

    My apologies. I stand corrected
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    Edge Guards

    Are you referring to the metal bump rail that runs around the edge of the boats?
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    DIY Daggerboard

    Thanks for the input. As i complete the board, i will post pictures Sam
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    DIY Daggerboard

    Honestly, i was rather content with my old board. And upon using my spare (i know it is newer and a different shape, but not when it was purchased), i have found that i prefer the old one. As for the pegs, you are absolutely correct. Thanks, Sam
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    DIY Daggerboard

    This is a cardboard mock-up of my planned board, traced from my original and then modified. The handle hole would have to be moved forward and down some to allow for a sound chunk of wood. The small hole would be for the bungee, and the two black dots would be the pegs.
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