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    Deck Bungies (and sight lines)

    Since I need more storage space than a Sunfish normally has (for my planned voyage), I borrowed an idea from the Kayak people, and added bungie cords to my deck. Below is a pic: It was very simple: I added six pad-eyes and ran 20' of bungee cord through them. To make sure I didn't...
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    Another Cheap / Easy Sunfish Dolly

    Since my Sunfish launch sites often involve short portages across sand, dirt and rocks I decided to build myself a Beach Dolly. Here is what I came up with: It started life as a used wide-tired hand truck from the flea market ($30).... as shown in picture one. I simply hacked off the...
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    A Pile of Potentially Pickable Sunfish in Biloxi

    During the course of my work-related travels this week, I happened to be on Hwy 90 (The Beach Road) in Biloxi Mississippi. As I drove along, I noticed a whole pile of apparently un-loved Sunfish that could possibly be purchased for low prices. I would have taken a picture but I didn't have my...
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    Reefing a Lateen Sail for Voyaging

    Two of my planned adventures for my Sunfish include long (ok... long for a Sunfish, anyway ) voyages along the northern Gulf Coast from Dog River (on Mobile Bay) to New Orleans, and then later from Dog River to Appalachicola Florida. Both of these trips will involve short hops on semi-open...
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    Racing Deck Sighting Lines

    Here is a photo from Bob Bravier's book "Keys to Racing Success" (1981). It shows something that I always thought was a great idea: using guidelines painted or taped onto the deck to help when tacking, and also a "mast abeam helmsman" line across the cockpit. You can also see two stopwatches...
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    Foiling

    On an earlier thread, there was some discussion about building a foiling Sunfish that would be similar to a Moth. I thing it's a great idea, but I have a question: How big a foil would be required to lift a Sunfish (130lbs) and it's occupant (figure 200lbs... so 330lbs total) at speeds that a...
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    Intro: old sailor.... but new to forum

    Hello Sunfish Forum people! I've been reading this forum off and on for years, and enjoyed your opinions, ideas, and comments. So... by way of introductions, I'm Dave....aka Blue Heron for this forum. ( I know, it's not very flashy or creative, but there's one sitting on my seawall right...
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