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    Update on my recent (old) Sunfish purchase, huge gaps where cockpit meets Hull (pictures included)

    I repaired my 69' or 70' by hanging it upside-down, ground down the gelcoat and the deck. I thickened up epoxy and created a fillet where the cockpit wall meets the deck. Then I layed up 3-4 layers of fiberglass cloth (not the chopped stuff). It is very strong and should be waterproof.
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    What life jacket to wear?

    I have a dumb question about the style/type life jacket to wear while sailing? I don't like the ones that ride up on you when sitting.
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    New Sunfish owner with boat needing repairs & ID the year

    Update. I repaired the delamination of the cockpit to the deck. I work at an adhesive/chemical company so I have all the needed materials at my disposal. many parts have been ordered. Next to do is deep penetration epoxy coatings on the dagger board and the rudder. I hung the sailboat upside...
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    New Sunfish owner with boat needing repairs & ID the year

    Wow you guys are sharp. The top of the mast is missing the plug. Being that it has an AMF Alcort sticker it must be a 69 or 70. I will be bonding the deck to the compartment
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    New Sunfish owner with boat needing repairs & ID the year

    I have a yet to be determined year Sunfish. I believe it to be pre 1970 and the cockpit has separated from the deck. I have extensive experience with fiberglass repair (and work at a large adhesive company). My plan is to grind away the gel coat and butter it up with epoxy then lay multiple...
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