I bought the new rudder assembly from the seller on Craigslist. I pick it up in about 10 days since it's a bit of a drive. Should be a fun project doing the upgrade. I really appreciate the advice.
This is the best photo I can get of that lower latch cup. There is a little water in it. Not...
Yes, I'll take some more pictures. It's a little tricky because it's in the water.
I found this set up on Craigslist for $225. I don't need the rudder blade and tiller but rudder cheek, springs and pintle sold new is about the same price. What do you think of this option?
Wow, so I already have the most expensive pieces to convert to the new rudder style? Are these the only pieces I need to make the conversion?
Rudder cheek with springs
Gudgeon with backer plate
I have the thumb screw on there really tight now and it's even bending the top...
Hi, Thanks for the response. Yes, I bought the "official" white plastic tube on ebay. I even tried the piece of intertube recommended by the Sunfish Bible and the rudder still pops off even in moderate winds. I was out yesterday spinning in circles on a windy day and it was really frustrating.
I have the old style rudder on my 1970 which has been frustrating at best and want to upgrade it to the new style. Can I use the old tiller with the new rudder or do I need to upgrade both at the same time? Not the best photo but all I have at the moment.
I replaced the handle fitting on my Dynamic Dolly for a Laser with a new HF3 handle fitting designed for a Sunfish. I also bought the plastic trim piece. It definitely supports the boat better but not as well as I had hoped. You still have to really tie down the bow with a piece of line to the...
This works really well for anyone else with an old style rudder. It's much easier than messing with a wrench to get the pin in and out. The size I got is pin diameter 1/4" and pin length 3 1/4". I paid $2 for it at Tractor Supply.
Ah, ok, that's unfortunate. I chatted with Chris at Dynamic yesterday and he steered me toward buying the Sunfish handle fitting (Dynamic HF3) with the edge trim rather than the keel V support which I did. I'll test more as well when I receive the part.
Thanks for your response.
Resting it in the V fitting sounds like a great option too. I also wouldn't have to worry about it falling on the pavement when pushing it to the boat ramp. Do you find the boat stays on the dolly when it is resting just on the V fitting going up and down steep inclines? The pond I use mine on...
Shorefun, I also bought a used Laser Seitech dolly to haul my Sunfish and was hoping you could help me better understand what modifications you made to make it fit better. My issue is that the bow of the Sunfish doesn't really fit into this support bracket and the boat falls down every time I...