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  1. sadkins372

    Updated 2011 Sunfish

    I recommend posting more photos with the cover completely off. Wow us with it's beauty.
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    Harken Hoisters

    Install the first Harken Hoister and see how it goes, then decide on whether to buy a second one. I purchased one and installed it in the back of our garage, perpendicular to the direction are cars drive into the garage. We did not have the ceiling height to install above the garage door. This...
  3. sadkins372

    Right On Trailer?

    Get a dolly made specifically for a Sunfish. A Laser dolly will work just as well. Please do not get a random dolly based on my experience. I started with one of those center point dollies and reaggravated my back pain. I had to lift the front of the boat up and ask someone else place the thing...
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    Question What is the fastest a Sunfish can go?

    I asked this question a couple of years ago and found this post on FB saying they hit 14.5 knots (16.69 mph). The fastest I have personally recorded is 12.8 mph. US Sunfish Class | Florida Region Championship ⛵️
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    Part came out

    What year is your Sunfish? I think they started including an eyestrap in front of the daggerboard in the early 1980’s. I have a 1986 and will look to see how it is fastened.
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    Should the Sunfish Class allow VHF Radios? - What if Andre did not rescue Bob Findlay?

    I was not at the 2023 Midwinters. But at the 2022 Midwinters it was a very long sail from the gulf through the Clearwater channel to the bay where the sailing club was located. In my opinion this is where the largest risk is because at Clearwater there were no support boats for the sail to and...
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    Should the Sunfish Class allow VHF Radios? - What if Andre did not rescue Bob Findlay?

    Where radios have been allowed I have not heard chatter except for the RC communicating with the boat setting up or moving marks. The only communication from competitors has been to let RC know they were retiring. I will continue to carry a radio and keep it off for Sunfish class events unless...
  8. sadkins372

    Right On Trailer?

    Good to hear your good experience. Do you have the rack for a second boat? Sorry for the pains to get a license. PA is difficult as well.
  9. sadkins372

    Right On Trailer?

    I have been shopping for a used 2-3 boat trailer for our Sunfish. I see a few options, but thinking about buying a new Right On dolly trailer with a rack. Thoughts and experiences? Is the 31.2” spacing of the rack enough? This is not quite as long as the cockpit. I found an advert for Alcort...
  10. sadkins372

    Question about spars

    Here is a nice video showing Sunfish part names.
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    Question about spars

    The lower boom should have two boom blocks. This should be the boom in your photo with the gooseneck attached. The other pipe looks like it is the upper boom, which should not have any blocks. If you look for a recent post here titled "New Sunfish Rigging Manual" by cmac233 it should show how...
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    Should the Sunfish Class allow VHF Radios? - What if Andre did not rescue Bob Findlay?

    ARTHUR B. HANSON RESCUE MEDAL AWARDED TO ANDRE PATIN Way to go Andre Patin, along with John Porter!. I am fairly new to the Sunfish Class and Bob Findley has been so helpful and welcoming to my wife and I. It would have been a tragedy to loose him on June 11, 2023 if Andre had not retired and...
  13. sadkins372

    New Sunfish Rigging Manual

    Thanks Chris. This is helpful and I will share with our Sunfish fleet. Let us know when an update is available correcting a few items.
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    Vevor Boat Trailer - Use as a Sunfish dolly?

    I have one and it is a pain. It worked ok (a temporary fix) after I changed out two of the rubber pads that marked up my Sunfish and would not allow it to slide. Then I found a good used Seitech dolly and realized how difficult the Vevor dolly was. Recently got another Sunfish and tried using...
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    PENNSYLVANIA Used Dolly and Spars/Mast Wanted (Western PA to Rochester, NY)

    We are looking for a used Sunfish or Laser dolly (Dynamic/Seitech or equivalent). Also looking for an extra set of spars and mast. We live in Western PA (Pittsburgh and Pymatuning Reservoir) and also traveling to Rochester NY this week (RCC). Thanks for any leads. I had to put a price but...
  16. sadkins372

    Alan Glos and buying stuff from him .....

    I give Alan two thumbs up. Great communication and delivery. And his packing skills are awesome!
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    Custom Edition?

    Your memory is spot on based on this FB post. Sunfish-Sailfish sailboat repair group | I saw this Sunfish for sale
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    Break in/ things to know about a new sunfish

    Here is a link to one similar to what Signal Charlie shows. Ronstan Swivel Cam with Fairlead Great for Sunfish Mainsheet.
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    Break in/ things to know about a new sunfish

    The 2021 Worlds Sunfish had lots of cracks in the deck, especially around the outline of the cockpit and cubby. Those would have been early 2022 model Sunfish I believe. I saw one of them at the 2022 Midwinters in March 2022 and it was sad. I am not sure if the 2021 Sunfish had the same issue...
  20. sadkins372

    Two adults carrying a sunfish 50 yards on land?

    it would not be easy and the other person would run the other way the next time they saw you and your Sunfish appear. Find a good Sunfish or Laser dolly with wheels intended for the beach and you will sail much more often. And others will be happy to help you launch. :)