Recent content by Whitecap

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    DFW Sunfish Repair

    Hell Beco!, If I’d known you were in my home town, I would have had you fix my boat up two years go! :)
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    Rock Damage

    A week and a work trip later, and still have not got out on the water, due to weather or family constraints. I’ll get those pics soon.
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    Rock Damage

    Weather was crappy today (with no wind). Didn’t make it out today. Will try to get those pics tomorrow
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    Rock Damage

    Here are some less than flattering pictures of her, located in a funny thread. War breaks out in Texas
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    Rock Damage

    Sure! Getting back home today, will go out sailing tomorrow hopefully. Will try to remember to snap a couple of pics for you!
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    Rock Damage

    Hi guys! I’m hiking the Rae Lakes Loop in Kings Canyon, California. Yep, this old Texan got away from his lake to join his old military buddies In the wild again (man, am I out of shape). As for my little Sunfish (which I still sail three times a week), she has been a rejuvenating Force in...
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    War breaks out in Texas

    Three weeks ago, over 200 flying terrorists moved into my boat house. They then took to aerial bombing my Switzerland-like little Sunfish. Here is what it looked like on day one of their offensive. From my view. Next pic is the carnage they deployed from their view: Since these evil do’ers...
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    Strava?

    So, I take my smart phone, Bluetooth it to my waterproof speaker (for my music), then I turn on the Strava app. Next, I take my phone and put it in a zip lock sandwich bag, then take that and put it inside a ziplock gallon freezer bag. Next walk out to the boat and put the phone/ziplocks into...
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    Strava?

    So, now my official personal best is 12.3 kts.
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    Strava?

    Found a fun, easy, and FREE app called Strava. Allows you to track time, distance, and speed. At the end it also posts your track and speed on google maps. (Now I’m going for personal speed records in my Sunfish, as I skip off the surface of the lake, riding on the plane.). Fun stuff...
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    Starting at the BEGINNING

    Zoe, I was very timid and nervous when I first started my repairs. I’m not a terribly handy person and I was over my head. My advice is this - don’t be in a hurry and don’t let fear stop you. Just pick one little thing that needs fixing. Research how to do it from the experts on this site...
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    Sunfish Restoration: AMF Alcort Division Viper and Sugar 2

    Signal Charlie, I initially went through Corpus as a stud in 95-96 in VT-28. Then came back again as an IP to VT-28 a week after the towers fell in 2001. That orange and white paint scheme is burned into my brain as well - single best job in the Marine Corps! That pic was most likely taken...
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    Sunfish Restoration: AMF Alcort Division Viper and Sugar 2

    Signal Charlie! Great to see another Marine around here. I went throught primary flight training in VT-28 (right next door to 27) as a Second Lieutenant in the Corps. Those days are long behind me now, but the Marine Corps has a special place in my heart, and has fostered my love of the water...
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    heavy weight hiking

    Thats it! I love to be on a run headed home! My launch point is almost ALWAYS an upwind tack - which can be a difficult start. (My dock is on the North side of the lake, and the winds are generally from the South). Running and then dropping the sail and coasting into my slip, at the end of a...
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    Repairing a crack in the mast step

    PaddyWagon, Here is a website that will help you find the date. Scroll down on the left to find the corresponding dates. Sunfish model year table Looks like a 1971. Hope this helps, Whitecap
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