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  1. Taxman45

    There is a kid posting Sunfish videos on YouTube

    Nice video. How has he rigged it so that the boom doesn't drop to the deck when he lowers the sail? I'd like to be able to do that. I have a Sunfish, not a mini sunfish.
  2. Taxman45

    Video: Norcalsail & Andy Explore The Russian River

    Well done! I really enjoyed the video. Your sailing experience is much different from my sailing in a fresh water lake in Texas.
  3. Taxman45

    58 Mile Trip

    I thoroughly enjoyed the video, the tunes, and the journey. The lake where I sail in East Texas is tiny compared to the great big ocean but man am I inspired to go sailing! Thanks for sharing! You are not only a daring sailor but a dynamite storyteller too.
  4. Taxman45

    First Post

    Welcome! I'm pretty new to sailing. Looks like you scored a really nice boat for a great price. I've learned a lot from the smart folks here about sailing and about boat repairs. Enjoy!
  5. Taxman45

    Replacing the deck drain

    I was able to flip the Sunfish on its side while it was on the trailer. I got quite a bit of water to come out of the deck drain. I’m not sure I got it all, but it’s an improvement.
  6. Taxman45

    Buy Sunfish = No wind

    I never noticed the wind before I bought a sailboat. Now I notice it everywhere.
  7. Taxman45

    Buy Sunfish = No wind

    I bought a used Sunfish 3 weeks ago and the there's been little to no wind for the last 3 weekends down here in NE Texas. Yesterday and today 2-3 kts. Last couple of weekends 5 knots was tops. I sailed a bit the last two weekends to get familiar with the boat but the wind was very...
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    Replacing the deck drain

    I managed to get my deck drain open with repeated application of WD-40. I hear water sloshing when I move the boat but I can't seem to manage to tip the boat in a way that causes anything to come out of the hole. Is the water trapped somehow? Is this common? Any suggestions on what to do?
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    Stand Up Paddlefish

    That explains it. I guess if you forget you go swimming.
  10. Taxman45

    New Sunfish

    It’s beautiful! Pretty much all the Sunfish I see are from the 70’s and 80’s. I was curious to see a new one. Enjoy!
  11. Taxman45

    Telltales - where to place them?

    I figured Christopher Cross “Sailing” would be a good choice of cassette tape to use as a telltale
  12. Taxman45

    Stand Up Paddlefish

    How does this sailing standing up work? What happens when you tack? I can barely get under the boom sitting down!
  13. Taxman45

    Telltales - where to place them?

    So what is the 6 cent solution to seeing which way the wind is blowing? Yarn tied to the top of the mast? Holding up a wet finger? I ask as the guy who spent $3.99 on velcro sheet hangers instead of using duct tape.
  14. Taxman45

    New member.

    Congratulations! Please post photos of the new boat in all its glory!
  15. Taxman45

    mainsheet loose between boom pulleys

    The Intensity Sail clips are very nice...
  16. Taxman45

    mainsheet loose between boom pulleys

    Note to self: check this forum before spending any more money on my Sunfish.
  17. Taxman45

    mainsheet loose between boom pulleys

    My boat was cheap. I wanted to raise its self esteem
  18. Taxman45

    mainsheet loose between boom pulleys

    I bought a couple of Velcro clips from intensity sails for $3.99 each to fix that problem if the free solution doesn’t work for you.
  19. Taxman45

    Sailing with a passenger

    Aye aye Captain and Argh matey. Thanks for the humorous and very practical advice. Thanks to you also mixmkr
  20. Taxman45

    Sailing with a passenger

    I’m new to sailing and recently bought a new to me 1976 Sunfish and trailer. The Sunfish and sail is yellow and orange. We call her Marigold. We have a lake house at a smallish lake in East Texas. Our first couple of weekends have had light winds but that has given me a chance to experiment and...
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