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    Righting a sunfish

    I'm short and fat and old with no upper body strength, so I have problems righting also. I take the painter line and throw it around the daggerboard and sort of inch it part of the way up the daggerboard then loop my hands on the line, put my feet on the side of the hull and use my weight to...
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    More than one boat??

    Currently looking at a bunch of catalina 22's, a holder 20 and a capri 18. The holder is tempting as I could dry sail it, and it's race able, but no cabin to speak of, roller furler not allowed. The capri 18 is in excellent shape with a good cabin, roller furler, but too heavy for my little...
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    Sunfish for Christmas

    Brass whistle, some kind of drink bottle, a pair of padded shorts, waterproof music speakers, oh wait, that's my Christmas list!!
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    More than one boat??

    I love my Buttercup, and have sailed her every chance I can, but...I've recently been out on some bigger boats, sunset cruising, racing, and I'm just starting to think about getting Buttercup a bigger sister that I could take hub and pup out for sunset and cooler weather sailing. And I had as...
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    Hauling sunfish onto dock

    So you got me thinking about plastic pipe, wonder if I could slide wooden dowels thru about 6 to 10 pipes and somehow tie the dowels together, making a rolling mat. I could somehow attach it to the dock, then pull and roll it up those pipes. Any suggestions on this or if there is anything like...
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    Hauling sunfish onto dock

    I currently have my boat on a yacht club dock, deep water. I have to pull my boat up about 10 inches, and drag it over the edge, which is metal and wood. I've been laying down carpet, and using some pulleys, but any other ideas? I don't like scraping the bottom every time I pull it out, and I...
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    I think this is how to send messages, you can contact me at dlseckler@hotmail.com

    I think this is how to send messages, you can contact me at dlseckler@hotmail.com
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    CHEAP used Sunfish sail wanted

    I've got an older well used, with some small holes that is just taking up space that you can have free. No window, red, white and blue. It came with my project boat and I replaced it. Just private message me an address if you are interested.
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    Refurbishing a Vintage SF - Where to Start

    I painted ez poxy at about those temps, with 2 coats primer, and gave it 4 days hardening time. It painted on with no problem, but it has not been as bulletproof as I had hoped. I've already dinged it several times on my few times out. And may I present a little Miss SIU Buttercup...
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    Plastic rings or rope???

    The surgeons knot as shown in the thread works perfect, thanks
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    Plastic rings or rope???

    What kind of knot, a square knot with thin line pulls out right away:mad:
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    Refurbishing a Vintage SF - Where to Start

    Getting close! Neighbor gave me this tiller extension/hiking sticky off one of his many old boats. Is this usable and if so, how do I get this embedded screw of of the original tiller handle, or do I have to cut off the handle and redrill a hole?:eek:
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    Refurbishing a Vintage SF - Where to Start

    So, three coats of easy poxy primer on, with sanding between each coat. I still have some pock marks. Will the easy poxy paint fill those in, or should I go back to marine tex? Or am I being too picky on a 40 yr old boat, will she always look a certain age, like me, no matter how much lipstick...
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    Refurbishing a Vintage SF - Where to Start

    First coat of easypoxy primer, before and after, I'll let it dry tonight then sand and 2nd coat tomorrow. It filled a lot of the spider cracks, but I still have some pinholes. Mistakes made, should have worn gloves, and should have shook the paint, and stirred a lot more first. I poured some...
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    Refurbishing a Vintage SF - Where to Start

    I may try that, when does the painting start and what are you using? My primer and easypoxy should be here today. I need to do some more sanding, then acetone and taping off the alum trim. I'll post a pic of before and after.
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