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  1. mixmkr

    Most important upgrades for Sunfish from the 70s or 80s.

    Dang wind....good answer! Hope youre doing well....haven't chatted in a bit
  2. mixmkr

    Most important upgrades for Sunfish from the 70s or 80s.

    @ 6'4", your best upgrade would be a 2nd boat for that other adult. :-)
  3. mixmkr

    Sunfish Cover

    Yeah thx. The black stuff is like a anti-chafe and is also on tbe underside where it touches the hull...like the blocks, splash guard...
  4. mixmkr

    Sunfish Cover

    Sunbrella scraps...cover of many colors.
  5. mixmkr

    Designing a sail

    Oh...and stalling out...one *would* have to give up a couple degrees...maybe!
  6. mixmkr

    Designing a sail

    How about a flatter but 50% larger sail to make up for lost power...(and a daggerboard with embedded lead). I have an old one design 16 footer (Stinger..looks like a mini Tarten Ten) that has an unweighted swing centerboard...i believe more for slippage and lift. ..but has lead in the lower...
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    Designing a sail

    Yeah....but he is in a vacation cottage on his schedule. Big diff
  8. mixmkr

    Designing a sail

    At the top of the thread, all I was desiring was pointing as high as possible...and to further clarify...even if I have drag my cooler on a windward side. Compared to a conventional cabin, cruising or displacement hull race boat, the Sunfish isnt even in the same league for pointing...which for...
  9. mixmkr

    Designing a sail

    Thx for all the helpful comments. I havent really sailed a lot this year...so I will have use prior year experiences to make a comparison....whuch may complicate evaluations! I just remember being late for supper on occasions!
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    Designing a sail

    I do have an adjustable gooseneck. Im not following how a geezer rig would help pointing....or even the deck sweeper?? I do a lot of sail repair...just not new from scratch....and get lots of stuff from Sailrite with my wholesale acct. Their prices are best for Sunbrella and Tenara thread...
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    Removing a Bad Paint Job

    If that area took 15 minutes, just enjoy your lemonade and spend a day sanding it off...IF the paint stripper doesnt work better. Its not like its a 38 foot A scow....and its on the topside....easiest surface to sand. Seems you were headed in the right direction. Mark your winter calendar!
  12. mixmkr

    Designing a sail

    Yeah. 5 degrees is a horizon job in a hour long race.
  13. mixmkr

    Designing a sail

    I have an old sail that ill never use as jt has some staining. Maybe easiest would be to rip out the seams and flatten out the sail. Take it out and see what happens. That would be basically free and just my time.
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    Designing a sail

    I have a very nice 69 in dry condition. I have the new rudder setup but a wooden blade. I did buy a fiberglass daggerboard (and still have the largest wooden one too). I did add/extend 12" to a wooden daggerboard; but didnt realize any noticeable difference ...but it was a hassle to pull up...
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    Designing a sail

    I can agree with not really being able to improve (easily)the already proven sail. However sail shape in most boats is totally adjustable thru outhauls, cunninghams, halyard tension...and stuff like backstay adjusters to flatten or increase the draft. Therefore a sail most likely will be in a...
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    Designing a sail

    I tend to think a basically flat made sail, will still have a curve in it when it gets 15kts of wind in it...simulating a draft, so to speak. IDK....thats why Im tossing this out for thoughts. I do quite a lot of sewing...but its marine canvas stuff like biminis and sail covers. Only repaired...
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    Designing a sail

    1st off...buying a $125 sail from Intensity is basically.about the cost of sail cloth even with my Sailrite wholesale prices...and they are pretty much the cheapest anywhere. But...2 goals...fun and "maybe" point higher. I don't care about class legal. The idea is a larger but potentially...
  18. mixmkr

    Having fun tonight

    and realized the "Buster Boat" doesn't have a dagger board cover... welp.... ;-)
  19. mixmkr

    Rotting rudder

    I think its next to impossible and find even in larger cruising boats, a difficult task as EVERTHING else almost has to remain constsnt. Ill sit back with my popcorn and hear the opposing viewpoints.
  20. mixmkr

    Rotting rudder

    Probably pouring in some thickened epoxy will hold you until other areas finally give in to sustained whitecaps. Congrats on the purchase.
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