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  1. SailorHD

    First time on the lake with my restored Sunfish...

    When sailing my new sail It had a great shape and with the race controls I adjusted it with the luff loose and outhaul loose with scallops along the luff and boom to experiment... then tightened the controls...It seems faster with the loose sail...one of the things that I liked was that the...
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    First time on the lake with my restored Sunfish...

    Hi the lake is Hartwell ...Its a great lake and is wide with big waves when its blowing...there a lot of small beaches to take a break or go for a swim...The sail is a Loong sail bought off Ebay for 135 shipped. I have had many aftermarket sails and some are junk so I read the ad a few times...
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    First time on the lake with my restored Sunfish...

    My trailer is a Wesco jet ski trailer given to me by my boss...I made some slanted bunks that fit great . I modified a dynamic dolly front support to fit the trailer and support the bow..and that is a soft pool noodle to keep the boat from getting scratched where the strap is...I split the...
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    First time on the lake with my restored Sunfish...

    Got My newly restored sunfish on the lake today...It was a great day .The wind was 15 mph gusting to 26. The boat was solid with no leaks...Looking forward to the rest of the summer...
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    First post...Bought 1999 Vanguard Sunfish for $300...

    You know I really like the forum you are a great bunch of guys and gals...There is something about the Sunfish that brings out the best..have a fun summer everyone...
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    First post...Bought 1999 Vanguard Sunfish for $300...

    Thanks for reminding me...The bottom was rolled and tipped...the best results I had on this one was to add a bit more thinner than the recommended 10% and to use a foam brush from home depot and then to tip with a larger quality brush. I painted at 68 degrees with little humidity...
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    First post...Bought 1999 Vanguard Sunfish for $300...

    Thanks for the compliments. It was a fun project this time because I did it over the winter on my glass porch . And took my time . I have done rushed projects out in the summer sun that seemed not so fun at times . Well I bought the boat for $250 and 50 for the title. It looked as though it...
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    First post...Bought 1999 Vanguard Sunfish for $300...

    This is how I found it...
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    First post...Bought 1999 Vanguard Sunfish for $300...

    After working on it this winter it is finally finished. Here are the after photos. Looking forward to a great summer...
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    First post...Bought 1999 Vanguard Sunfish for $300...

    Oh yea I probably used a lot of it...what happened is it had an uncured "bubble "inside the foam and when water got to it it ballooned out...now I use only polyurethane foam made for boats no worries because it fully cures in minutes...and if under the cockpit just expands out around the...
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    First post...Bought 1999 Vanguard Sunfish for $300...

    Great I will get a 2 qt kit of 6# foam from JD ...Its funny all the damage the boat had and the foam is like new still glued in and white and dry...I'll tell you a story about foam... I had a sunfish that I had done a lot of work to I sailed it for a year or so ,then I decided to put some foam...
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    First post...Bought 1999 Vanguard Sunfish for $300...

    I wonder if I could add a bit of 6# foam under the cockpit to stiffen it up while I'm in there or would that create more problems like the cockpit cracking or coming loose?
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    First post...Bought 1999 Vanguard Sunfish for $300...

    I am trying to keep it light as I can . It was a light boat to start with so I am guessing 135 to 140 finished...A bit heavy is ok with me if it doesn't bang and slam in the waves. What happened to the boat to damage it was it was laying in the lake on that side for years and the water got in...
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    First post...Bought 1999 Vanguard Sunfish for $300...

    I wet sanded today before putting the fairing compound next week ...I was surprised how easy the carbon fiber sanded I ended up sanding most of the carbon fiber off by the time I got it flat . I now have a perfectly smooth boat to fair . I think I will open up a hole in the deck where the damage...
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    First post...Bought 1999 Vanguard Sunfish for $300...

    That's not a bad idea to do the other side .I could do it for $30. It would only require a bit more fairing because that side is already perfect. The reason I used carbon on the starboard side is that the fiberglass on that side had been compromised and had some freeze damage from moisture .The...
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    First post...Bought 1999 Vanguard Sunfish for $300...

    Progress report ...I have been working on my boat and I found some major damage . The glass that had been damaged was shredded and had to be completely cut out I used balsa sheets and repaired from the inside out with bi axial cloth followed by a a last layer of carbon fiber ...I have all the...
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    Nautos aluminum Sunfish Tiller anyone try one yet?

    After a lot of thought I am going to stick with the wood tiller with double straps and I put my the nautos tiller on ebay for $119 with free shipping....
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    Nautos aluminum Sunfish Tiller anyone try one yet?

    Thank you for the picture...I wonder if the wishbone tillers were ever included with the boats or an upgrade that was class legal ?
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    Nautos aluminum Sunfish Tiller anyone try one yet?

    Is the nautos tiller a replica of an older sunfish tiller or one of their own designs...searching the internet... I haven't found the answer...
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