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  1. Alan S. Glos

    NEW YORK Vintage Laser Parts for Sale

    I just salvaged an mid-1970s (best guess) Laser hull that was damaged beyond repair and have the following parts for sale: -A pair of nice wood cockpit grab rails. Mahogany with stainless steel attachment screws. Good shape but need varnish. Just the thing for a purist restor. project or...
  2. Alan S. Glos

    NEW YORK Sunfish Parts, Gear and Hardware For Sale

    Sunfish and Sailfish Parts, Gear and Hardware for sale. Mostly used but some new, old stock. Vintage, pre-1972 hardware available. If you are restoring or upgrading a Sunfish or Sailfish and need hardware or hard to find parts, I have most of them at decent prices. Rudders, daggerboards...
  3. Alan S. Glos

    NEW YORK Sunfish Coaming (Splashrail) For Sale

    I have a used Sunfish coaming (splashrail) for sale at $40 + shipping or you pick up in Cazenovia, NY. It is in overall good condition, white but easily painted to any other desired color with a plastic friendly can of spray paint. Can be easily installed with pop rivets or your existing deck...
  4. Alan S. Glos

    Rudder angle change

    It looks like the Sunfish Class (subject to approval by World Sailing) will approve a change in the class specs to allow the rudder blade to be more vertical. I think this is good change. I hear that this change will improve control in heavier air, especially downwind. It also looks like an...
  5. Alan S. Glos

    Age of Intensity Sunfish Sail

    OK, here's your chance to nerd out on some Sunfish trivia. I just purchased a brand new, still in the bag, all white race cut Intensity Sunfish sail from a guy who was selling a bunch of Sunfish parts and gear. It has a window and a nice, full size, black Sunfish logo, and I know that...
  6. Alan S. Glos

    Racing Watch Recommendation

    My trusty old Ronstan Clear Start racing countdown wristwatch finally died (leaked actually). I bought another Ronstan Clear Start but (a) it didn't work and (b) the instructions didn't match the watch and it was impossible to program (APSltd graciously allowed me to return it for a full...
  7. Alan S. Glos

    Old Sailfish/Sunfish Rudder Blade Question

    OK, here is a chance for Sunfish Forum readers to nerd-out on Sailfish/Sunfish trivia: The first wood Sailfish and Sunfish rudder blades were low aspect, almost rectangular "elephant ear" shapes. I have bought/sold/and gifted several of them in my 20+ years of messing about in this market...
  8. Alan S. Glos

    NEW YORK Ronstan Clear Start Watch

    Does anybody have a Ronstan Clear Start racing stop watch they want to sell? Mine died and I don't like the new Ronstan watch - too complicated. E-mail me at: aglos@colgat.edu. Alan Glos Cazenovia, NY
  9. Alan S. Glos

    DePersia Screw-in cockpit bailer caps

    Wanted: Several DePersia screw-in cockpit bailer caps. Payment based on condition. Interested in buying up to ten. Got one or several you want to sell? E-mail me at: aglos@colgate.edu Alan Glos Cazenovia, NY
  10. Alan S. Glos

    Uploading photos question

    Question: Recently when I try to upload a photo to the Sunfish Forum, I get an error message that says the file is too large for the server to process. Oddly some of these same photos have loaded fine in the past. Has anybody else had the same problem and if so, is there a fix? Is there a...
  11. Alan S. Glos

    New race sail numbers

    Santa gave me new race sail and I need to get new stick-on numbers for it. It has been a while. Where do you order them? I seem to have lost the website. Alan Glos Cazenovia, NY
  12. Alan S. Glos

    Minifish spar question

    I am working with a Minifish owner who plans to cut a set of Sunfish spars down to Minifish specs and needs to know the length of the Minifish booms and mast. If you have a Minifish rig and would be willing to measure the spars and post the results here, that would be appreciated. I think...
  13. Alan S. Glos

    Sailfish (not Sunfish) Mahogany Daggerboard For Sale

    Rare, genuine factory issue Sailfish mahogany daggerboard for sale. 31" length overall, 9.5" wide and 3/4" thick, This will fit any of the original wood or fiberglass Sailfish hulls. Can be used as-is but could use a coat or two of varnish. No splits, cracks or major dings. Side handles are...
  14. Alan S. Glos

    Fall Parts and Gear Garage Sale

    Sunfish Mid-Summer Parts and Gear Garage Sale I have most Sunfish hardware, modern or vintage (some NOS - New Old Stock) for sale at prices 50% or more off list. Hull and rudder hardware, goosenecks, bow handles, blocks, rudders, tillers, mainsheet and halyard cleats, dagger boards, bailers...
  15. Alan S. Glos

    Phantom Question

    I just bought a 1987 Howmar Phantom Sunfish clone and the only drain plug I can find is under the bow handle. Is there another drain plug somewhere I can't find or is the under-the-bow-hande plug it? Is there any reason I could not install a Laser-like drain plug low on the transom just...
  16. Alan S. Glos

    Sunfish Bible

    The Sunfish Bible contains The Sunfish Book (Will White 1996), Successful Sunfish Racing (Derrick Fries, 1984) Sail It Flat (Larry Lewis 1971) and other Sunfish articles from 1965 - 1995.) This is a must have book for any Sunfish owner, sailor or racer. This copy is in excellent condition...
  17. Alan S. Glos

    Vintage Hull Question

    Is is safe to say that a fiberglass Sunfish hull with the old style rudder hardware and the storage compartment aft of the cockpit is always a 1971 hull? There is on for sale in my area but no builders plate with serial number and no Hull I.D. number. I seem to recall that 1971 was the only...
  18. Alan S. Glos

    Problem loading photos to the Sunfish Forum

    Yesterday I tried to load a single photo to the "For Sale" page her on the Sunfish Forum and got an error message saying that my file was too large for the server to accept. This has happened a few times in the past. Has anybody else had this problem or is the problem on my end? I will try...
  19. Alan S. Glos

    Old Style Sunfish Rudder Upgrade Option

    If you have the old style (pre-1972) rudder rig with the spoon shaped blade and want to upgrade to the post-1972 rig, you are going to need a new rudder assembly with the spade shaped blade, tiller, stainless steel "U" shaped transom bracket with internal back-up plate, an inspection port and...
  20. Alan S. Glos

    Sunfish and Sunfish Clone Spars

    I have a good supply of Sunfish aluminum spars (masts, booms) and even some Sunfish clone spars (Super Porpoise, Snark, Mayflower etc.) for sale. The Sunfish masts are mostly the modern type with the mast head built-in halyard fairlead, but I have a few with the brass block at the mast head...
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