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    Afraid to Look

    Man, that looks bad, but not impossible to fix. My dad is a semi-retired woodworker. Next time I talk to him I'll ask him if he has any suggestions.
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    Restoring a Sunfish?

    Welcome! I'm also pretty new to this whole boat thing! :) Is that some damage at the front? Also, is the aluminum trim that goes around the perimeter missing (unless yours is the newer style hull)? Maybe someone split it in preparation to fix the damage. More detailed pix of any damage might...
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    FULL COVER, BLADE BAG, & SPAR/SAIL COVER

    I would love to get these! Can you post pictures? I'll give you a call when I can.
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    196? Sunfish, bring it back to life!

    Thanks! I haven't weighed it yet, but my dad and I could easily pick it up and move it around. We even turned it on it's side to get it through my side gate. Not sure if that means much. I'll weigh it once I get a chance. I did leave the inspection port open for three week or more. It's...
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    Afraid to Look

    Dang, that's horrible!
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    Looking for Sunfish Deck Drain Plug

    If you don't have any luck finding an original, here is a inexpensive one that sits flush. http://www.amazon.com/Moeller-Boat-Transom-Drain-Tube/dp/B000MTB7Y2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1457554892&sr=8-1&keywords=Moeller+Boat+Transom+Drain+Tube Personally I'd stick with an original though. Just...
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    196? Sunfish, bring it back to life!

    Cool, thanks for the info! Maybe I can peak under the aluminum trim and see if the front stripe was blue or red. From reading and that brochure page I posted on page 1 I thought 1965 was the first year to have stripe options?
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    196? Sunfish, bring it back to life!

    Ahh, duh! Thanks for pointing that out!
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    196? Sunfish, bring it back to life!

    Thanks wjejr! I found some fuel hose that is the perfect size. 5 1/4" seems to long, but I haven't assembled everything yet. So, I made some progress on the wood refurbishing this weekend with the help of my dad. Sprayed everything down with stripper. It worked pretty well. Saved me a lot...
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    196? Sunfish, bring it back to life!

    Picked up some supplies! Home Depot no longer carries door hinge pins!?!? So, what to do? I just decided to just buy a 3" hinge and pop the pin out. Two holes drilled and a little keeper pin from Home Depot. I had the key ring in our "utility draw" in the kitchen 5 bucks and it's...
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    196? Sunfish, bring it back to life!

    oldpaint, thanks! I have two small tacks aft the coaming where the original manufactures ID plate would have been, so I believe that is where the serial number would have been noted. My thoughts are that this is a 1965 based on the stripes and what I know from the original owners. fhuber, I...
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    196? Sunfish, bring it back to life!

    Off hand, does anyone know the correct length of the rudder pin?
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    196? Sunfish, bring it back to life!

    A few more quick questions. I noticed 5 holes around the rudder plate. I assume the single hole (circled in yellow) is for the rudder pin chain. But what are the four on either side of the plate (circled in red)? Is there something I'm missing? Or, was there some aftermarket item commonly...
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    196? Sunfish, bring it back to life!

    Got it, thanks! I found a new rudder hinge pin available online, but it doesn't have the chain. I think a trip to Home Depot is in order for a creative solution!
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    196? Sunfish, bring it back to life!

    Thanks! I'm thinking I have something around the house that will work. I have clear vinyl and also black rubber. I see now. I've looked at that diagram several times and never noticed the "Carriage Bolt Tube"! Does the length need to be exact, or just cover most of the bolt?
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