Recent content by Walter Cotting

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    M Sail Logo

    Yup, thats it! Thanks for the feedback. I will probably finish out this season with it and get an intensity sail for next year. Should be interesting using this larger sail when the winds pick up in the fall. If anyone has a standard upper and lower spar set for sale, I am interested.
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    M Sail Logo

    Got back to the boat today. See photos attached. Measured the spars and the top one is 185" including a 36" extension tube. The lower one is 149". On my other boat both spars are 165". It seemed to sail ok in a light and variable breeze. Want to give it another try when it is blowing harder. As...
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    M Sail Logo

    The spars look just like my other boat but were longer by more than a foot when rolled up. No circle around the M. No window in the sail. I need to get out the tape measure and camera next weekend and investigate further. Will post a photo of the logo then. Just anticipating that if this is a...
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    M Sail Logo

    I just bought a second sunfish last weekend but didnt get time to rig or sail it. When I was putting the bagged sail and spars away, I noticed it was about a foot longer than my other bagged sunfish sail. The new sail is lite blue with a M logo on it. Anyone know what brand that is or what type...
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    Ronstan battlestick install question

    Thanks so much for the feedback. It is so great to get advice this easily from seasoned sunfish sailors.
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    Ronstan battlestick install question

    Yes, it has the flexible rubber joint and a mounting base with cover. See attached photo.
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    Ronstan battlestick install question

    Got a Ronstan extendabe battlestick extension to replace the original short wooden one. The battlestick has two screw mounting holes. I was going to cut the main tiller back an inch to remove the section with the single hole. The problem is the top surface of the tiller is rounded and not a good...
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    Question: Best Way To Seal Coaming/Splashguard

    I recently made some similar deck repairs using 2 part West gelcoat repair. It came out a little whiter than the original but close enough. Put on a little extra then sand it flush with a block and 600 paper. Some buffing compound will bring back the shine. Be carefull not to over do it with the...
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    Inspection Ports

    Intensity sails has another interesting option. It is an inspection port with a recessed water bottle holder built into the port cover. I'm thinking of going with that on either the fore deck or front cockpit wall. Won't hold a paddle but should keep a mojito safe yet readily available.
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    Inspection Ports

    I have had a blast with a new-to-me older sunfish this summer and just garaged it for the winter. I opened the deck drain screw, tipped the boat on it's side, and a half-cup of water came out. I have read that you can't always remove all the water that way. The boat has the rear storage...
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    Wind speed question

    So far just sailing Province Lake in East Wakefield. Good idea about the private weather stations. I used the Wunderstation app and found no stations right on that lake, but there was one a few miles away on another nearby lake. Let me know if there is a better way of locating stations. The...
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    Wind speed question

    I am new to sunfish sailing and have been reading a lot and getting out on the boat as often as possible. I sail a lake in NH and have noticed that things get really interesting when wind speed goes above the point where whitecaps form. Does anyone know what that wind speed is in terms of knots...
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    Rigging Question

    Thanks for the help. Think I will try rigging it the old way and the new way then decide.
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    Rigging Question

    Recently acquired a 77 Sunfish and am not familiar with their rigging. I have looked at everything I could on-line but can't figure out what this eyestrap is for on the deck (see attached photo). It is located between the front of the daggerboard and the coaming. I am assuming the fairlead and...
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