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  1. norcalsail

    A Good Deal

    About a week ago, I was on the Facebook marketplace and found these three items all for only $100. Of course, I had to show them off! Also, sometime last fall, I bought this aluminum rudder cheek for about $72 shipped to me. We don't have a plethora of Sunfish parts locally. For the three items...
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    breather hole

    I was quite interested in Golden Duck's new boat, of course. The breather hole on his boat is clearly marked. My boat does not have this. Back when I bought the boat, I noticed if I loosened the drain plug by the splash guard, a noticeable puff of air would come out. Being cautious, I have been...
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    Catfish (?) Project

    A while back, Signal Charlie had posted pictures of their Catfish which I thought was really cool. About a year ago, I was driving on the outskirts of town and noticed this boat. I finally stopped and talked to a guy who lives there. The boat has been sitting a few years but is all there. I was...
  4. norcalsail

    Old Sunfish

    A year ago, I went back to our old family homestead in northern Wisconsin. When I was eleven in 1976, my Dad and I went and bought this cool Sunfish while I was visiting him in Florida. We drove it up to Wisconsin that summer and I helped him carry it down the hill to the boathouse on the lake...
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    Pacific Boat Show in Richmond CA.

    I went to this boat show with my wife to meet the guys from West Coast Sailing where I bought my Sunfish last July. They had four RS models in the showroom and the RS21 out on the dock. I had been very interested in the RS Quest and wanted to see this particular model. Also, I was very much...
  6. norcalsail

    Price adjustment

    Last summer, I bought this Sunfish new and though I have since seen other boats I like (Lasers), it's probably the best choice for me. I registered it, received the pink slip and I also insured it on my AAA policy, you know, in case it goes bouncing down the highway. I noticed that the place I...
  7. norcalsail

    Tomales Bay

    I haven't chimed in for a while but have been following the posts. Went sailing on Tomales Bay last Monday and took these pictures Thought I would post them. I had gone out by myself and the wind picked up pretty good. The bay was really choppy and I was riding the waves a bit. Would have had...
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    Not sailing solo anymore...

    I connected with some local guys from the Laser forum and went sailing on Tomales Bay. Really fun to sail with others; sometimes so close we could almost high five. Played follow the leader back and forth across the bay- one of the best days in recent memory! These guys have been sailing here...
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    Old Sunfish in Wisconsin

    I found an old photo of the Sunfish my Dad and I bought in '76, maybe '77. Do the sail colors tell the year? It could be be me ten years ago but maybe my sister-can't tell!
  10. norcalsail

    Rock Damage

    I was looking over the boat carefully today and noticed the following. It is damage from when I first put in at Lake Sonoma. This got worse from bad transportation support on my part. The damage is where the side meets the bottom of the hull. The pictures did not turn out too well and I can take...
  11. norcalsail

    Wind speed

    I have a question about wind speed. Though I learned to sail as a kid, I really don't have a lot of experience except for that nice familiar lake in Wisconsin. After sailing Lake Sonoma last Sunday, I looked on "Willy Weather" to check out wind speeds for the day. As I expected, they increased...
  12. norcalsail

    Bed extender

    For my second trip to Lake Sonoma last Sunday, I had a new bed extender. It worked very well and I was happy with the quality. My goal was to be able to load and unload the boat on my own so I could take it to the lake by myself. Loading was no problem and I used 2" pink foam insulation for...
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    Transporting; deck up or deck down?

    Well, I spent a couple of hours at the DMV and got my taxes and registration squared away. I've seen and read different ways people get their boats to the water. I've got a full sized pickup with 8' 5'' of bed with the tailgate down. I eventually want to build a dolly that I can strap the boat...
  14. norcalsail

    New Sunfish

    So I was able to get some pictures of the new Sunfish. I rigged it up and it can sail. Some problems with the boom-seems bent and the sail doesn't sit tight at the bottom. May require fixing. I'll see..Cat has to be involved in everything...
  15. norcalsail

    New member.

    Hello to all, I am a new member and have been reading posts on this site as well as anything I can find online that will help me improve my Sunfish skills. Back in the 70's, I spent the school year in California and visited my Dad in Florida for the summers. In 1977, I was twelve and my Dad and...
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