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    Transporting the Sunfish of my childhood

    Ha! That was probably written when station wagon behemoths like the Ford Country Squire had their own zip code. Of course the station wagon in todays guise is the SUV. I've carried my Hornbeck inside my old 99 Expedition...with the hatch closed. To the OP, just go to the Thule or Yakima...
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    Interesting Nautical Terms on Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace etc.

    Not Sunfish related...and it is actually a catagory...but I still chuckle at times when viewing ads on CL for canoes or kayaks and under propulsion it says HUMAN
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    Sunfish rigging question

    oops, I fibbed....6". Poor puppies have never seen snow!!!
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    Sunfish rigging question

    I was at Gimmee Coffee yesterday as well as the Ithaca Bakery. I'd love to see that kayak....but there are 2" of snow on my lawn here on Onondaga Hill. Season is officially over...but I did get my Hornbeck in Caz Lake Sunday for a paddle. I just purchased an old Grumman w.complete sailing rig...
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    Winter Storage - Tips?

    I noticed the pre cancerous second degree sunburn on the back of the skipper of the light blue sunfish. Probably drove that Ford Country Squire with no seat belt smoking half a pack of Chesterfields on the way home....upon arriving enjoying 3 manhattans and demolishing a 28 oz rare delmonico...
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    Is this a Sunfish or modified?

    From 20 feet it looks like they did a decent job filling in the center board slot. One good morning of heavy rain while hunting will swamp though.
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    Vintage Alcort Wooden Sunfish - SOLD

    Nice idea. Get a donation letter from a 501-C3 write off based on their appraised value you may be ahead in the long run financially...and have a good deed done to boot. Otherwise...if I saw this while at Hofstra yesterday I would have grabbed it!!! GLWTS
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    Getting ready

    Thank you...wasn't sure. Haven't had time to research everything but that one should have been near top of list!!!
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    Getting ready

    Assume it loads from the top....or how is it done on Remulak?
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    Getting ready

    Must have disappeared during transit. Otherwise wouldn't it have taken on water??
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    Getting ready

    Did the oxy clean scrub a dub on top followed by el-cheapo bleach, in sun, as recommended by Alan. Now to the bottom. Assume I'll use a bit of elbow grease to get crud off bow and then repeat what I did on top?? Does this bailer look ok? Seller had boat in water when I looked at it so assume...
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    I have a soft spot.....

    Freaking outstanding sir!! Thank you for posting
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    I have a soft spot.....

    We did move the boat and I did not hear any loose items rolling around. On old larger boats (with cabins), there will be delamination on decks but I'm not familiar with the construction of a Sunfish. And the soft spot here is on the hull, not top.Are they solid glass?
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    I have a soft spot.....

    Well actually another Sunfish I've looked at does. Been stored outside under a tree for years, bow handle is ripped out of boat, bailer ball is shriveled to the size of a pea and underside has some spots that are very soft and oil can with very little pressure. Rudder fitting on stern is bent...
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    Hull Painting Below waterline

    Rustoleum Topsides is commonly used on canoes and sea kayaks. I've done 3. While a canoe isn't as fast as a Sunfish you probably don't take a Sunfish through rocky Class III rapids. It holds up well above and below waterline. My canoes have spent up to a week in the water on extended trips...