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  1. Eric VB

    VERMONT Original Horizontal Rudder Pin

    Original pre 72 horizontal rudder pin with chain.
  2. Eric VB

    Rudder Upgrade

    Nice. That's a beautiful area. I'm just on a small pond in Raymond about 30 miles from the coast. I hope they have a great time.
  3. Eric VB

    Rudder Upgrade

    Thanks for the great suggestions. I'm going to look at it and test it extensively today. 90F in Maine today provides a good reason to get in the water.
  4. Eric VB

    Rudder Upgrade

    Yes, for sure. I'll reach out after I get the new one installed.
  5. Eric VB

    Rudder Upgrade

    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...
  6. Eric VB

    Rudder Upgrade

    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?
  7. Eric VB

    Rudder Upgrade

    Here it is with no tension at all. Even if I get this working for the rest of the summer I'm going to upgrade. I'm in Maine and the season is short
  8. Eric VB

    Rudder Upgrade

    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 Inspection port I have the thumb screw on there really tight now and it's even bending the top...
  9. Eric VB

    Rudder Upgrade

    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.
  10. Eric VB

    Rudder Upgrade

    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.
  11. Eric VB

    Laser vs Sunfish Seitech dolly

    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...
  12. Eric VB

    Original Sunfish Pre 1971 Rudder Pin

    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.
  13. Eric VB

    Looking for tiller carriage bolt

    I bought one of the tubes on eBay for $5 and it works well
  14. Eric VB

    Original Sunfish Pre 1971 Rudder Pin

    Would a lock pin like this one work as a rudder pin for the old style rudder? The pin is 1/4" diameter and 3 1/4" long. I thought it might be more practical than using a wrench to get the pin out.
  15. Eric VB

    Laser vs Sunfish Seitech dolly

    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.
  16. Eric VB

    Laser vs Sunfish Seitech dolly

    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...
  17. Eric VB

    Laser vs Sunfish Seitech dolly

    It's a 1971 boat with aluminum trim and, like you said, it just falls off the handle part no matter how tightly I tie it off. I'll call Dynamic and see what parts they can offer. Thanks very much
  18. Eric VB

    Original Sunfish Pre 1971 Rudder Pin

    Oh, man, I was hoping I won the Sunfish lottery and the pin was worth 1/2 of what I paid for the whole boat. Thanks for the reply
  19. Eric VB

    Laser vs Sunfish Seitech dolly

    I'm thinking I need to replace it with This part ?
  20. Eric VB

    Laser vs Sunfish Seitech dolly

    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...
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