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  1. gzblack2

    Drain plugs?

    “...but you're probably looking at $5-$10 if you have to order it.” This is why I’m sure to support my local hardware store when ever possible, a good hardware store is getting as hard to find as a drive in movie.
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    Summer Sailing

    Well yes extra parts and a couple boats, As for the daggerboard, it is the intensity board and I ordered the rubber stop separately. In the previous post it is just sitting in the hole to keep the parts together. Any insight on how to install the stop? I have a few ideas, I’m just surprised it...
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    Summer Sailing

    Speaking of daggerboards, I used some of the proceeds from my latest parts liquidation for these… The build should be ready before I am.
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    Summer Sailing

    I’m a fan of the red and white sails, but gotta say I maybe a bigger fan of the boat house.
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    Inspection port with Loctite Marine Sealant

    Be sure to have the cap screwed in the port hole while you install. This will keep it from bending and conforming to the deck. As signal Charlie say be sure to screw and unscrew during the process to check that it is not bending during the install.
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    Summer Sailing

    Yikes… Speedy recovery from your surgery. I have to say I actually felt guilty for hitting the like button on you reply.
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    Summer Sailing

    My plans for the summer included overnighting on our Oday mariner with the littles on the Great South Bay, and taking part in the 51st annual sunfish race around Shelter Island. Sadly none of this will happen due to slicing the EHL tendon in my foot right requiring surgery and 3 month recovery...
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    I did it

    Congrats,nice boat. Save the cosmetics until the winter. Get out and enjoy the boat. Besides if you sail like me you’ll be adding few “blemishes”.
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    Info on 1986 Sunfish rudder carriage bolt set-up

    The bolt is a clever work around to keep you sailing until you replace the pintle. If I was to use the bolt I’d put the wing nut on the bottom, this way if the nut works itself loose the bolt doesn’t drop to the bottom of the lake. A reason for an extra nut and bolt onboard is just incase you...
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    Interesting Nautical Terms on Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace etc.

    I just got a response from add: “Do you have any pictures of the red/white/blue sail shown in the add?” wait,what? You mean pictures of the sail that is pictured in the add? I guess 3 wasn’t enough. Can’t wait to meet them.
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    Super Sunfish traveler bar suction cup workaround

    I’m not familiar with this bar, what is its purpose? I’ve only been repairing sunfish for a few years now, and have had only a dozen or so of them, but I have never seen this before. Is it used in place of a deck block? Edit: My reading comprehension or lack there of strikes again. Just noticed...
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    Keel repair sufficient?

    “Well” I couldn’t find a pic of the actual repair, but here is a shot drying her out using hole for the patch to vent the moisture.
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    Keel repair sufficient?

    L&VW that sounds like another very strong repair. Unfortunately in this case I don’t think the “hybrid” would be viable option due to the fact the repair is right above/below the tub. As it happens when I used the shoreline method it was on the stern side of the daggerboard trunk. Half of the...
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    Keel repair sufficient?

    Probably a little late, but I used this technique from shoreline and It worked out great. Getting the shape correct and fairing the repair was much easier, plus the patch is probably strong than the original hull.
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    Fell for a Pretty Face

    Would that be an African or European swallow?
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    Interesting Nautical Terms on Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace etc.

    In response to an add I placed on Craigslist, someone asked in all caps “IF I HAD A RUDDER ASS?” Wise or maybe cheap, certainly not rudder though.
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    my name is joe c, and i have a problem.

    Who could say no? Great score. Biggest issue I’d have is the honey do list gets a few items added each time I bring home a new boat. That haul would be like a whole page!! Bright side is I get the boats, and the motivation to finish the projects around the house.
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    Cracked rudder, repaired by previous owner-how much should I mess with this?

    I would try to just clean up any of that old repair, then put a wedge in the split to open it up. Apply generous amounts of tite bond 3. Then clamp overnight. Sand and refinish. I’ve done this repair and it’s holding up fine.
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    Winter Projects?

    That would be amazing!!! Do the whole boat in a aged/rotting/wearing motif. Wish it was that easy I’d give shot.