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    Beat up used Sunfish vs. Newport Panther - is it worth it?

    The Haven Hotel! that brings back memories. My first paper route for the WH News Chief included the Haven Hotel. In the mid 70's it was a bit scary, as you say - dark hallways, creaky elevator, etc. I remember that the elevator had a full time elevator operator. crazy, right? I'm guessing the...
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    Minfish Impressions vs. Sunfish.

    Thanks for the tip. Those are great prices, too! I saw some on eBay but they don't have a sail window, and Neil offers a window option for $25 extra. Nice.
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    Beat up used Sunfish vs. Newport Panther - is it worth it?

    Wow! that blows my mind. I was a '79 Blue Devil. My brother reminded me of sailing on Lake Howard in my Jetwind and doing some ad hoc racing against Sunfishes. Maybe one was your Dad! We were just learning to sail, so, I'm sure he outran us. :)
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    Minfish Impressions vs. Sunfish.

    So, it sounds like the Minifish serial number has the manufacturing year/month encoded in the last 3 digits, just like the Sunfishes from 72 on. That is good to know. Thanks, Amfab. Another question: I'm looking at a Minifish that is missing its spars. In a separate photo of Minifish spars, it...
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    Bailer screw size

    Sorry. I switched forums without realizing. :oops:
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    Minfish Impressions vs. Sunfish.

    These fabulous descriptions of the minifish are causing me to think twice about the boat. IBe always dismissed it, assuming it would be a lot slower because of the smaller sail area. But I can relate to the MG comparison. so now, you’ve all got me reading up on the minifish. I can’t find much...
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    Mast cap position

    yer killin’ me with photos like this. ;)
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    Bailer screw size

    I believe that the sunfish has had three different bailer designs. What year is your Sunfish? (of course, knowing the year doesn’t guarantee that we can correctly identify the Baylor design in your boat. Some older boats have had the original DePersia brass bailer replaced with one of the newer...
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    sunfish for two?

    A quick correction on my earlier post. The above photo shows only two main sheet clips. However I believe they will ship three. If that’s the case, I think that will completely eliminate the mainsheet getting caught on my lifejacket during a tack.
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    Mast cap position

    I’ve got three masts. Two are race legal and the third with nothing on it right now, but I might try Amfab’s clam cleat on it because it sounds like a very fast way to secure the halyard before going through the process of setting up the boom bang and cleating it to the horn cleat on the deck.
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    Mast cap position

    I have not considered putting a cam cleat on a mast. That’s interesting. Do you have a link to the brand and model?
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    Mast cap position

    Is that a clam cleat you are installing or a traditional cleat (picture below)?
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    Water IN daggerboard?

    Whaaaaaaat? I've never heard of that before. If you find the cause please let us know.
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    Swivel cam cleat install

    I think that would give you the best of both worlds. In reading posts from those that use both a ratchet and a cam cleat, there is some discussion about how the height and angle of the cleat can affect the ability of the sailor to uncleat when hiked out all the way when sailing solo. So, it will...
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    Repair advice needed

    You don't apply a lot of air pressure when doing the air leak test. You could tape up the air vent temporarily, or just have someone put their finger over it while you blow in some low pressure air at the drain plug. You'll notice that even after you stop pumping air in, there will still be air...
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