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  1. Breeze Bender

    Scorpion Rudder

    The ‘better way’ is to find a Scorpion rudder. I’ve never seen a Scorpion gudgeon modified to fit a Sunfish rudder and I don’t think it will fit, even if you somehow opened the holes where the pintle goes. I also don’t think you can modify the Sunfish rudder to fit the Scorpion gudgeon! The...
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    Soon to be mine?

    Well, OK, I’ve got both of those, and I forgot, I have a power drill, too... But I rarely use the Sawzall!
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    Minifish Hull to Tub

    Right- And I love that there’s no seam, no trim, rolled edges. I’m thinking that under the Mini cockpit is like this sacrificial Sunfish I cut up last summer- only smaller. In my original post I said I ‘busted the seal’ meaning the glue blobs holding cockpit floor to hull.
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    Phantom 14 overhaul

    First you need to determine where the water is coming in. You say you need to ‘reinforce the mast hole’. Is it leaking there? Fill the mast step with water. Wait 30 min. If it’s still full, no leak. Do a leak (pressure) test. Use Search on this forum for full instructions. Patch the...
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    Minifish Hull to Tub

    No inspection ports in this Mini. I’m not concerned so much about a leak, but I don’t want to compromise the structural integrity of the boat. The port side of the hull compresses noticeable when I push on it. I think mixmkr ‘s idea should work, or I may add a port in the rear of the cockpit...
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    Scorpion Rudder

    Sounds like the poster is looking for a rudder/tiller. You have two choices: 1. Put a ‘wanted ‘ ad on craigslist. There aren’t a lot of Scorpions out there, so finding just the rudder/tiller might not be easy, but you never know. 2. Save ‘rudder’ as a craigslist search, so you’re notified...
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    Minifish Hull to Tub

    I’m totally with you, mixmkr.
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    Minifish Hull to Tub

    Good idea with the fiberglass mat, mixmkr. 3 or 4 blobs spaced out with a paint stick should do the trick. I’m going to think about it while I work on another boat!
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    Minifish Hull to Tub

    I know... hesitant to use the foam. I’ve secured loose blocks with it and know it expands ALOT. In the small space between tub and hull even a little could be too much.
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    Minifish Hull to Tub

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    Minifish Hull to Tub

    I will be selling, but if I don’t make the repair wouldn’t there be “oilcanning” when sailed? Thanks- yes, you’re right, epoxy would be overkill. And a smaller hole should suffice.
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    Minifish Hull to Tub

    I created a big project for myself. I thought I was finishing up my Minifish project, but got a little overzealous with the leak test. The hull became overpressured and I heard a ‘pop’. Argh, I busted the cockpit tub to hull seal on the port side. When I flipped over the boat and pushed on...
  13. Breeze Bender

    Sail knots

    Use search feature on this forum and search this title: "Mounting a sunfish sail" Sorry, couldn't link it here, but that thread should answer your questions.
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    Next Step: Major Cockpit Crack Repair

    UPDATE: A year later, this Sunfish is now light and dry. I took the advice of Webfoot1 and tried the Shoreline Method to seal the crack in the cockpit tub and the hole in the keel. First I injected thickened epoxy into the crack, then fiberglass tape over that, then Marine Tex to level it out...
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    Bottom of boat hole

    Or you haven’t yet heard it rattling around in your hull.
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    Starting a sunfish project

    OK, fixerupper, now I see the issue. I thought your pic of the white rudder (new style) was the fiberglass one, but now I see it is painted wood. My mistake! So ya, no changes were made, your rudder and gudgeon are original to the boat, the first year of new style. The other rudder you have...
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    Starting a sunfish project

    I think L&VW was only referring to the aluminum trim around the bow- it is quite fragile!
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    Starting a sunfish project

    Are you sure the plexiglass rudder doesn’t fit? It is the ‘new style’ rudder- I thought that came out when the rear deck stripe was added in ‘73.
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    45 Years in the family

    That is priceless. What a beautiful boat and a beautiful boy!
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    Droopy Sail

    Wow, that is very interesting information, Beldar. I’m so glad I asked! I would have manipulated every part of the rig to make that sail fit, not knowing that a droopy sail was the new look with kids today! You’re right, I’m used to the older sails with the flat cut and never even thought about...
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