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    Too heavy for Sunfish?

    Some of the amazing, yet extremely lightweight, mature lady sailors at my club rig up something they call a "granny line" (they are all grannies). It's a little trial and error to find the right length, but they tie a small loop that is just big enough for a foot to fit into for a step, and tie...
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    Turtle Prevention

    I actually just came across Lee Montes' YouTube video on the dinghybob this morning. It seems to work really well!
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    Boat Pics

    The Sunfish is my first dinghy, and I've only been able to take it about about 6 times in as many months. I've learned quite a lot already though, and it's improving my keelboat driving skills by a ton!
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    Boat Pics

    finally have a pic of me and my gut on my boat, over on the right side
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    Finally took my own Sunfish out for the first time

    This makes a lot of sense, as the day I was out in bigger wind I was getting caught in irons almost every time I tried to tack.
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    Finally took my own Sunfish out for the first time

    Finally got my own Sunfish on the lake over the weekend (and 2nd time on one ever). The wind started at nothing, and built to slightly more than nothing over a couple of hours. I was out with a bunch of other dinghy beginners, and there was enough wind that we did get some upwind and downwind...
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    Turtle Prevention

    Not the cheapest solution, but I was looking at this: https://aerosouth.net/dinghy-bob
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    1st time (2nd time ever) in a loooong time

    My sunfish is at home on a trailer until I get a storage space at my club. I believe it's in pretty great condition, but I do think that the foam blocks in the bow may be loose on the bottom side. I can put some hand pressure against the hull and there's a slight give before it presses into...
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    1st time (2nd time ever) in a loooong time

    It certainly looked like there was water running out of them for a while. I suppose it could've still been water running off the sail, but that thing dried real fast in yesterday's heat. I wasn't out on the sunfish that I bought recently, but on one owned by my sailing club.
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    1st time (2nd time ever) in a loooong time

    Definitely 4 full turtles. The first two were fairly easy to right, but the second 2 were way harder since the spars were all full of water at that point. Lots of practice getting the daggerboard into the trunk upside down, lol.
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    1st time (2nd time ever) in a loooong time

    Got in a sunfish today for the 2nd time ever, and first time in 8-9 yrs. Heck, haven't even been on a big boat in all that time. The winds were 15kts, so I know I probably should've waited, but of course I didn't. I spent lots of time in irons, having forgotten how quickly the momentum...
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