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    New hi-tech transparent rec sail under development

    I guess approx $700+ in quantities at this stage -- now working MKII sail
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    New hi-tech transparent rec sail under development

    Also on Sunfish Listserve. for discussion/comments
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    Daggerboard direction

    Bruce Sutphin yrs ago swore that the long side, went fwd. This is usually the T.E. He was a World Champion so may be best??
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    Sunfish

    sold today
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    CONNECTICUT Sunfish

    Older Sunfish with multi colored Class approved North sail with window/numbers (has a few patches) + halyard/sheet + mahogany brd./rudder. Hull has 2 inspection ports. Good kid off-the-beach boat. located Guilford, Ct.
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    newbie

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    AMF Alcort Brochures 1974 and 1982

    Daggerboard orientation was a hot discussion topic back in the 70/80s for racing. The late and great Bruce Sutphen (World Champ) insisted that the long edge should face fwd for optimum hydrodynamic efficiency
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    "frozen" pintle pin in alum. rudder cheeks

    The problem is with a Force 5 pin, but about same as a Sunfish--I have tried soaking in penetrating oil/heat/banging on it--but still NG. I don't want to break the aluminum--any suggestions appreciated. Thanks Odie 27777
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    Ten Cate Sunfish

    The stickers were passed out to folk and were common way back. What are your needs for the old hull?--I have a few olde parts available.
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    Chinese Built Boats

    Alan, I have asked Class officers several times to talk to this issue, but soo far no replies. I hear that the worlds boats held up ok and looked good. I assume ?? all boats offered in US will now be Chinese. Try local dealer and get back to forum. Pls. if anyone from the Class reads this...
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    Trailer

    Always better for the hull if you can get help and trail the boat upside down. Trailing with deck up can result in indents in the hull depending on your support configuration.
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    another daggerboard question

    The problem with the all of the old woodie boards is that they are too small in area. Classic hydrodynamics recommend a certain ratio of sail area to appendages (brd. + rudder areas). When the Class (Larry Cochran- Ct.) re-designed the daggerboard to go f'glass, we lengthened the board to...
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    Daggerboard humming....kinda fixed

    Back when we were racing with old woodies, we engineers at Pratt & Whitney did some serious research on the subject. We found that an elliptical leading edge on the brd really improved performance. This is better than a sharp LE cause the boat makes allot of leeway causing all kinds of angle...
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    Double Deck Trailer

    Mark, I modified a trailer a few yrs ago to make it double capable. No need for welding; I bought a set of truck ladder racks that just bolted to the metal trailer frame. Since I had a center PVC tube to carry the sail/spars, I had to elevate the upper rack. Two plastic "Tuff Boxes" did the...
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    1969 sunfish: dry and light

    Have you weighed the hull? I see it has the old rudder system.
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    Stained hull

    The cheapest/best fix is use FSR gook/gel from West marine: Fiberglas Stain Remover. It is like a slime acid, works fine and you will have a white hull in no time.
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    Overpowered

    George, easy way to de-power the huge/full racing sail is to simply run the halyard down the port side of the sail. With this arrangement the leading edge of the sail is flattened and it will feel like you have it when on port tack. This can be done on the water easily. Best way is to junk...
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    Help me out with this "old rudder" system

    Herbie, best way is junk the old rudder system and install new pop-up rudder system. Not too tough a job but can be expensive if you can't find a cheap used new rudder. You will need to install a big inspection port on the aft deck and remove all of the grass stuff. Go for it, best way out...
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    History of the sailing group out of Darien CT in the 1970's

    Roger, yes I raced there for yrs in the 60-70's. The super sunfish guy was John Black Lee, New Canaan, ct. Also Will White down in Arcadia, Fl. is till with us. Also, Jack Evans, guilford, ct. still around. If want allot of history contact Sunfish Class historian, Rapid Buttner, Plymouth...
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    Super Porpoise versus Sunfish

    Don't buy the Porpoise- it is a mongrul and you will never get your $ back when you want to sell! Stay with a known/popular Sunfish!
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