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    Deck drain plug question

    New drain plug assemblies typically require a 1" diameter hole. Use a 1" hole saw to drill the old plug out and make the hole for the new plug all at the same time. The hole saw will cut the new hole outside of the existing plug body.
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    PSA Laser 201xxx gelcoat colour?

    You are correct that over time "new" gelcoat may match over time. People that are good at repairing gelcoat have this dilemma all the time. Does one match todays color or anticipate the color change in "new" gelcoat over the next three or so years. The dilemma being the customer will say you...
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    PSA Laser 201xxx gelcoat colour?

    Only the end user could possibly mix gelcoat to match a gelcoat that is that old. As cured gelcoat ages it changes color. In fact one side of the boat will be a different color than the other side in most cases. If you want a color match pick something close to start with and tint...
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    Question Centerboard dolly

    If the don't it's because they suck. They are too low to walk comfortably while grabbing the bow handle. The are difficult to install alone. A dolly is the way to go but expensive.
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    Looking for a trailerable sailboat under 1800/2000lbs

    It is odd to select a sailboat by a weight class, kind of like buying a house because of the drapes. Off hand I could name 50 that meet your weight limit. More importantly... 1) What is your level of sailing experience? 2) What is your age group (physical limitations)? 3) Where will you...
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    Phantom mast

    Yes, 75 sqft. The Phantom sails uses pockets sewn into the edge to slip onto the booms and the Sunfish uses the sail clips through the edge grommets.
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    Core repair

    Anytime you do an external repair you must remove the gelcoat (exterior color material). In a impact damage situation the gel coat often hides the full extent of the damage. Repairs typically do not stick to cured gelcoat especially epoxy. I prefer epoxy repairs vs. polyester resin repair. Your...
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    Core repair

    Deck or hull core?
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    Changing Boats?

    Longer trailer tongue = the easier to back up. Longer distance from the ball to the axle is better. Heavier the boat = the more comfortable the ride, more stable. Tongue hinge - install a trailer tongue hinge and it will probably be shorter than the Capri. The P dimension on the Compact 16 is...
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    What trailer is this one?

    Can't you register it homemade?
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    A man with a dream

    If I were you I would find a local sailing organization that that will take you out and actually sail. I would not spend time or money on something you may not like. Forget about getting a boat and focus on getting on a boat. Take an on the water sailing course with someone that knows what...
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    Phantom mast

    I believe that a Sunfish mast is identical. Booms as well. The rudder is not.
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    Roller Furling Issue

    Looks like a Harken #208 drum. If so the hole in the top of the drum is there to tie the furling line to the drum body. You stick the furling line up through and tie a stopper knot and then wind the furling line around the drum inside of the outer finger cage. It would appear that someone...
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    Roller Furling Issue

    Where does that "cord" start at? Top of the sail? The furling line in the 2nd pictures looks fine. Is there a top swivel? You are not using a halyard are you? The jib has a wire in the luff correct?
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    Titling and Registering my Sunfish - 2 of them.

    If you pay taxes on property, you do not own it you are only renting/leasing it from the government. If you doubt that try and sell property that has back taxes, the government will not allow you to do so as they hold the deed, literally. When you register your car you hand them the receipt...
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    Can a Laser be rigged using only the top of the mast?

    Put the lower in the boat, use that as leverage to tilt the whole thing and insert the upper. You could head to your sail maker and have a zipper installed in the luff tube, that would make it easier to get the sail on and off.
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    Titling and Registering my Sunfish - 2 of them.

    Being one of the old guys I would agree and say forget about it. Sail the boats and enjoy. When your government at ANY LEVEL follows their own rules then perhaps think about "being legal". Rules for thee not me. We the people own the country, why would you need to pay to use it?
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    Vanguard version

    So its all about the money. You have to race only their sails, you even have to use their sail ring clips, you have to use their blades even though they released so many different versions. Funny how they decide what is "legal" and what is not depending on where the money is flowing. Other...
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    Vanguard version

    But wait! they are one design???
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    Sunfish Hull Number Interpretation

    Built by - AMF Hull Number - 896 Year built - 1974 Month built - January