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  1. Breeze Bender

    Mast Cleat Mishap

    Looking on Amazon, rivets come in so many choices! I know I want aluminum (so no dissimilar metals, right?) Dont know best length or grip for riveting a 3” horn cleat to the mast (and another on the deck) I have the #10 stainless screws and could go that route, too- especially if it means...
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    Mast Cleat Mishap

    Good advice, all, thank you. LaLi, I do have aluminum rivets used for the Sunfish trim. They are 1/8” diameter and 3/16” grip. Not sure if they are long enough? My other rivets are marked ‘medium’. I can check the hardware store for ‘long’ and compare with the length I have. I guess I was...
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    How's My Rigging?

    Don’t wait for sheet hangers to be delivered. Use any old piece of line for your daggerboard. That boat is dying to get wet!
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    Now I have 2 boats…

    P.S. This is how it begins...;)
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    Now I have 2 boats…

    Cha-Ching! With the trailer?? Who could pass that up? if you bought battens you must be thinking about the Shoreline method. Post a few pics of the damage if you have any questions. There’s a great video that shows the process, too. You can fix anything! But don’t forget about your first...
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    Mast Cleat Mishap

    I managed to botch what should have been a 10 minute job. I removed the v-cleat/jam cleat on the mast by drilling off the rivet heads and sanding flush. The horn cleat replacement was to go just below that. My pilot holes for the #10 stainless screws went from too small to slightly TOO BIG...
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    Sail Comparison of new sails, is there a major difference?

    You might want to check out Neil Pryde- good sails, lots of color choices, and the price is right. A window is added to any sail for an additional $25. Made right in CT. https://neilprydesails.com/shop If you want the Sunfish on it you can make them from insignia cloth. I also see someone on...
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    Sailfish help

    You might try putting a ‘wanted’ ad on craigslist and Facebook Marketplace. Definitely want to find the spars (mast, booms) locally. If you find them without a sail I’d order a new sail from Intensity Sails- can’t beat their prices. I’ve seen worn out old sails sell for way more than they’re...
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    Sailfish help

    Keep an eye on craigslist and your local classified listings. You’re looking for the full rig- mast, boom, sail and lines. A Sunfish sail is more readily found (not a lot of Sailfish sails in decent shape any more) If you’re lucky you’ll find them all together for $150-250
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    Need help re-assembling first-generation rudder

    Here are a couple shots of one I picked up a few years ago. “Before” pic is missing one screw into plate. You’ve already added the stern port, so many would ask “Why not update the rudder?” I did with this boat, (see “After pic”) but I’m finishing up a second “old school” (also my favorite blue...
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    EZ Rec Rack For Sunfish

    Why pass? If it’s registered that’s good! Nothing wrong with homemade if it was well made. Don’t go by my state, though, check your DMV requirements first. Make sure the previous registration says Transferable. https://dmv.ny.gov/forms/vs105.pdf
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    EZ Rec Rack For Sunfish

    Yes! Check your DMV online requirements, but in CT (where your first born must be sacrificed) the previous registration does not have to be in the name of the seller. You just have to have it. In your case the seller just never registered it. Get a bill of sale (and previous reg, of course)...
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    Boat Pics

    Cool little British racing dinghy- looks a lot like my mystery scow, but smaller and lighter at <100 lbs.
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    EZ Rec Rack For Sunfish

    There is a better way. Set your search feature on craigslist with your parameters (boat trailer, less than $400 or whatever your max is, and distance willing to travel for it). You will be alerted when something comes up. If it’s a good deal don’t get analysis paralysis- act fast or someone...
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    Got it Home...Now in the "What Did I Get Myself Into" Phase

    If the North sail has even a pinhole or any fading I’d go with the brand new Intensity. Nobody else says tag sale? How about package store (or just packy) for your alcohol? Good work putting another Fish back in the water! On to the next one...
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    Boat Pics

    Yup, major hole in sail. That explains the sad face. Gotta be a story behind that pic.
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    Sunfish Identification

    Let’s see the rest of the boat!
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    Sunfish Auction

    Too rich for my blood!
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    EZ Rec Rack For Sunfish

    This looks like a suitable trailer and even has paperwork- rare at this price! Not mine, just trying to help. Yes, it will need bunks and carpet and I’d ask about the tires, but worth a phone call at least. https://ithaca.craigslist.org/tro/d/tioga-boat-trailer/7322681721.html
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    Getting Ready to Refinish the Daggerboard, Tiller and Rudderblade - Tips?

    This is just a parts diagram but it should help.
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