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    Proper method for naming a boat?

    For a Sunfish, something like "No Payments" has always seemed appropriate. "Living Within My Means" seems too long.
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    Questions For the R.I. Sailors Out There

    I used to think about doing a similar trip - until one nice day when my mast hole split from the hull and the mast tipped over. I had a paddle, and it was all I could do to get back to shore. Since then, I have never once considered a trip more than a reasonable distance from land. I just...
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    Mast supports for trailer

    Has anyone tried "spar partners"?
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    Phantom versus Sunfish

    The tiller is not inserted, but this should give you an idea of the hardware being used by J-Point Marine for their Pointer 14.
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    Phantom versus Sunfish

    The Pointer 14 from J-Point uses a stock RWO rudder and tiller assembly. I am not sure of the part number, though.
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    Mast supports for trailer

    I'd like to figure out a way to attach my mast to the trailer, rather than transporting it on top of my boat. One idea is to make a brace that will attach to the gudgeon. This makes me nervous, though. If I go over bumps, it seems like there would be quite a bit of downward pressure placed...
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    New (to me) Sunfish.

    That makes a lot of sense. I think I will install the inspection port.
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    Phantom versus Sunfish

    My Pointer 14 appears to use Sunfish mast, spats, and gooseneck. The sail is supposed to be about 10 square feet larger, though. I'm not sure if it is, and howuch is due to cut or the fact that it is sleeved to the spars.
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    Phantom versus Sunfish

    I sail a Pointer 14, which is made from the original Phantom mold. The Pointer 14 uses a different rudder (stock RWO), so I can't really say that I've had the problems you have had. I just bought a Sunfish, so hopefully within the next couple of weeks I will have some experience to offer...
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    New (to me) Sunfish.

    It's the modifications that I am scared about. I'll look into it. Hopefully it's not a big deal. Thanks for the info!
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    New (to me) Sunfish.

    Pardon the low light and the dirt (that's what I get for having the hull under a tree in a rainstorm), but can anyone me if I can replace this drain plug with something that does not involve any additional drilling? Is there a part that I can screw in that fits without any modification? I'd...
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    New (to me) Sunfish.

    The boat did not include the trailer, by the way.
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    New (to me) Sunfish.

    I bought a Pointer 14 (from J-Point Marine) last year, which is made from the original Phantom molds. To go along with that boat, I just picked up a 1982 Sunfish. The hull is in incredible shape. It was stored under a deck for several years. The person I bought it from got it with his house. The...
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    Rack for two hulls on one trailer

    Does anyone know of an affordable rack so I can tow two Sunfish hulls on a single trailer? I have nice custom bunks built for my existing boat, and would want something that could attach to the trailer that fits above those bunks. (Too much work to put down the drain!) I am not opposed to...
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    Cape Cod Sunfish rentals

    Can anyone recommend one of the rental outfits on Cape Cod? We will be in the Dennis Port area. Do any of them rent with a trailer included?
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