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    New Sunfish Storage/Launch Ramp

    Alan - Have you thought of putting some carpet or other material on top of the plywood? I would think the wood could get slippery after being outside for a while.
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    Removing the end cap from the mast

    The mast end cap is not designed to be water tight. Generally you will get water in the mast from regular sailing up to deck level which is the water level in your mast step. (Any more will drain while the boat is upright.) With a small hole in the cap you can drain out the water after your...
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    Removing the end cap from the mast

    No need to remove the end cap. Just drill a hole in the middle of the cap. This will allow water to drain whenever you finish sailing.
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    Halyard cleat has just a little wiggle…

    Consider moving the cleat up or down a few inches on the mast and fill the old screw holes with epoxy. I did it and it worked fine. (By the way, use brand new screws.)
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    Bottom mast cap

    I recommend drilling a hole in the middle of the bottom cap of the mast to allow water to run out after sailing. While silicone and other things may seal the bottom for a period of time eventually it will leak and you need some way to get rid of the water.
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    Brand New 2021 Sunfish. Questions

    Consider a dolly to help launch and move it around. You don't want to be dragging the boat across rocks and gravel getting it in and out of the water.
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    Midwest Regional Regatta. It's Happening!

    Yes there is a regional regatta happening at the Lake Bluff Yacht Club on August 15th and 16th. This regatta serves as a World's Championship qualifier. On top of that we will make it a fun weekend of racing despite the pandemic. Our club has worked hard to make sure that this is a socially...
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    Hi Steve - Can you send me pictures of the boats you have for sale?

    Hi Steve - Can you send me pictures of the boats you have for sale?
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    3 sunfish

    Hi Steve I haven't heard back but we may want to sell one.
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    3 sunfish

    Can you send some pictures? I can send you an email if you message me.
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    Old Sunfish Parts to Give Away

    Sorry. It is gone.
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    Old Sunfish Parts to Give Away

    The handle is used. If you want I can text a picture. What is the phone number?
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    Old Sunfish Parts to Give Away

    Hi Brian. I have a bow handle. $15 including shipping. Where do you want it sent? Doug
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    Old Sunfish Parts to Give Away

    Sorry. I don't have it. Good luck finding one.
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    Old Sunfish Parts to Give Away

    Sorry but I don't have that part. There may be others on the forum who have one. Good luck, Doug
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    Hoisting Sail is a Two Person Job?

    Are you trying to hoist the sail when the bow is pointed away from the wind? Make sure you point the bow of the boat into the wind and that will make it a lot easier. Also, consider wearing sailing gloves (rubber garden gloves work well too) when you hoist the sail. Most women and kids I have...
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    Old Sunfish Parts to Give Away

    Send me an email and we can chat directly: dbwbwarren@aol.com
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    Old Sunfish Parts to Give Away

    I am interested. Send me a PM and we can arrange things
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    Looking to join an active Sunfish fleet in retirement - where would you move?

    Dallas area has some good Sunfish fleets.
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    How will the sunfish handle on Lake Michigan?

    Like everyone above has written, Lake Michigan is a challenging place to sail but I've sailed Sunfish most of my life there. You just need to take the proper precautions to be safe. By the way, the Wingnuts disaster was the result of a boat with low stability being caught in a bad storm with...
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