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    Recommendation for fiberglass repair...

    A thru bolt? How do you access the back side of the rear cockpit? Install a rear inspection port on the aft part of the deck? -Tristan
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    Purposely sailing a sunfish in a thunderstorm...

    I'm not it was just said in jest and out of curiousity. As for the wooden mast and spars, I think it would be a cool project. -Tristan
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    Recommendation for fiberglass repair...

    My strap eye holding one end of my hiking strap came out of the rear within my cockpit. I have decided to use 2 strap eyes so that I get 4 screws holding the hiking strap. My question is. what should I use to fill in the previous two holes? Marine Tex or a fiberglass repair kit? -Tristan
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    Purposely sailing a sunfish in a thunderstorm...

    Nah I never did, I was just curious. Now what if the mast and the spars were replaced by wood. It would be safer no doubt but still not advised. I'm getting into woodworking and I'm starting a project of replacing my mast and spars to wooden ones. A wood obviously treated to weather...
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    Sunfish as a fishing boat...

    I'm still wondering how exactly I can secure the tide container onto the bow handle. By rope? Tape? How exactly? -Tristan
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    Sunfish as a fishing boat...

    Ok great ty. Going to give it a whirl.
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    Sunfish as a fishing boat...

    Yea makes sense. So how exactly do I secure the Clorox bottle to the bow handle? And to be clear it's just one Clorox bottle secure to the bow handle with the tapered neck facing fore so that the anchor hangs in front of the bow instead of on top of it. Then a 2nd Clorox bottle to hold the...
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    Sunfish as a fishing boat...

    Could you post a picture of what the Tide bottle anchor looks like? I'm imagining one secured to the bow handle where the anchor line runs through, then the 2nd tide bottle is right next to it with the line coming from the 1st tide bottle into this one via the tapered neck and the anchor...
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    Sunfish as a fishing boat...

    I have a 1979 Sunfish and love sailing on our city lake. I want to start fishing. I was thinking of tying my fishing pole to the front of the mast with a bungie while I'm sailing. Then I figure I need an anchor so maybe some big weight and where should I tied that onto? I could keep the fish...
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    trailer tires...

    great ty, good though on a bent axle
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    trailer tires...

    I have a 1978 Sunfish that I have on a trailer. I get my tires from walmart, it has 5 nuts. But the tires don't last much at all. I have already had to replace it twice. Feels like each one is only good for 500 miles or less. The thread just comes off. Any suggestions for a good quality...
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    Would like a small sloop dinghy size...

    Ive sailed for about 2 yrs. I weigh a bit over 200 lbs. Would the catalina 16.5 be too much for me to singlehand? I see the portsmouth ratings are a bit better than the 14.2.
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    Would like a small sloop dinghy size...

    I have sailed a Sunfish and a Laser as well as a Laser 2. The Laser was what I liked but it was too old. I'd like something that I can single hand yet has a jib and main. I like the feel of sailing with two sails. But I'm looking for something light and something that can put out in shallow...
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    Aft Inspection port...

    Great ty!
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