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  1. mixmkr

    Happy Thanksgiving Sunfish-lings

    May your rudder steer on course and your sails filled with blessings and thanks. If we can say we own a fish (or 2..or 3....or), have taken it for a romp or two, we are surely blessed. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! :-)
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    Sunfish Cover

    With leftover Sunbrella scraps, the Buster Boat gets a new winter cover. Probably will add straps at some point.
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    Crows nest..

    For my chihuahua...figuring if astroturf and towing party barges is legal... Wadda ya think? Just a small one and I 'll strap my GoPro to a Chihuahua helmet mount. (The pup will have aviator googles too, of course) :-) :-) :-)
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    Selling a Sunfish with ski boat trailer?

    I have an 80's Sunfish in good shape, but I bought it without a trailer. That said, I store it on a 20ft, single axle ski boat trailer...basically waaaay oversided. I've been keeping my eye out for a used trailer of correct size...but since I'm selling the boat, I'm not really interested in...
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    I have the bow handle replacement solution...best ever !! ;-)

    Being a guitar player...why I didn't think of this earlier? Any rate, Marshall guitar amplifier speaker cabinets have recessed handles built in. If your old Sunfish handle pulls out or becomes non-usable.....just cut out for these handles. Screw 'em in like an inspection port with self...
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    sails...goofing around

    Ok…. I have this old sail...yes it's soft and comfortable and I added the windows years back. No draft to the sail, so it must be close, if not original to my '69 Sunfish. Oddly, the roach is scalloped or 'curved in' . You can't see it in the pictures, but the luff...or side that goes up the...
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    Hi-tech sails continued...

    The other thread really grabbed my interest about the fuller roach, shorter foot, "hi-tech" sails. Wondering mainly about the pointing improvements as that hinders me most, sometimes trying to sail upwind, thru a long narrow cove, back to the launch site. With not wanting to invest the $$$ in...
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    Inspection port

    anyone bought this particular one from Intensity? Can't beat the price. 5" Plastic Inspection Port
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    Stinger 16

    yes...wrong forum but in the general "sail talk"... you can wait on your hands forever. (sorry) Knowing that a lot of older, gentleman, Florida sailors frequent here...anyone heard of this boat? Built in Sarasota in the 80's. I'm sure the one design class is dead at this point. No internet...
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    Stinger 16

    Anyone seen or sailed one of these? Sarasota built in the 80's
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    Anyone use these on a Sunfish

    As opposed to the Sunfish bailer. Had some of these laying around, intended for another dingy.
  12. mixmkr

    Puffer rudder (vs Sunfish)

    Does your rudder stay in the "kicked up" position? Unlike my Sunfish, my Puffer does not. I'm not seeing a way with the rudder headstock and tiller arm attachments, to be able to move them around to make this possible. The Sunfish rudder goes off more at an aft angle in the down position...
  13. mixmkr

    Hiking strap

    Yeah...nay??.... for "serious" recreational sailing and not wanting to set my 65 yr old rumpus outside the cockpit coaming, I'm finding it more clutter than useful. My tennis shoes fit fine under the opposite side coaming.
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    Ray Greene lunchbox cubby

    Ya know....I really like that and have been thinking of something like that...but more behind the cockpit (where the tiller would snag on it!). I may have to get out the reciprocating saw. Shouldn't be rocket science to make and could have all kinds of positive reasons and custom aspects. The...
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    Bathroom scale

    How do you guys get you Sunfish into your bathrooms to weigh it? I've got doorways, halls, etc.....that won't accommodate me carrying it to the scale. :-/
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    Another transom drain

    I don't like deck mounted inspection ports but I do like transom drains. No housing, no leak, custom fit, clear access... Btw SeaRay artic white gelcoat is an extremely close match, I generally don't bother with tinting...especially when it's on the bottom. (Other pic) New repair just...
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    Transom drain plug

    Why do you suppose the Sunfish never came with one, is not class legal...or is it because it was considered the interior would/should normally stay dry and the starboard deck plug was more a pressure release vent (for heat expansion)? I mean, what 12 yr old girl sailor is going/capable of...to...
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    oh gosh II -- pics of the '83 Sunfish...new to me

    Cleaned up good. No idea if it leaks, but will find out after a sail. NO inspection ports. I personally like that for now. If anything, I might drill a drain plug in the transom, but will see if needed first of course. No interior water now and feels pretty light ( I could basically lift...
  19. mixmkr

    oh gosh...

    Just bought another Sunfish. Pristine condition, dry and light. 1983 vintage. Sails and blades have always been stored indoors and are almost like new. Unbelievable. At a lake house that basically they got tired of mowing around the hull, which hasn't seen water in 20 years. Basically the...
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    Puffer ok for 2 100lb dogs (and me!) that love the water and swimming?

    Sunfish too small of course. AMF Puffer with trailer may be available... $600 sound decent?...77 vintage with all parts and usable sails.
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