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  1. beldar boathead

    New to Sailing and Sunfish - Boat age confirmation

    Yes they work on suction. You should be able to turn it 180 degrees although it may take some effort. The way it is set up now offers the “geyser” feature in windy conditions.
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    Sunfish from Key Largo to Key West

    That is it. You can search 58 Mile Trip and find it too. And the trip was not in Florida, nor Alabama - it was in Mississippi!
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    New to Sailing and Sunfish - Boat age confirmation

    I have been in this class since my cone was small and have never heard of 71 or 72 boats having leak problems. And as they are almost 50 years old they have had time to develop many other problems anyway. Also that color scheme document shows the red white and blue boats had stripes on the aft...
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    Sunfish from Key Largo to Key West

    As L and VW said - One Sunfish sailor sailed day-long about 60 miles along Florida's panhandle, and reported on the trip here on this forum. I've tried a search, but all I can remember—of any key words—is that extra cellphone batteries were needed. These posts were from the last 18 months or so...
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    New to Sailing and Sunfish - Boat age confirmation

    I think this is a 1972. As L and VW said, a 1973 would have the HIN on the stern. 1971s had triple stripes only on the bow and the old rudder. That sticker had the hull number (just 5 digits at this time.). The boat looks shiny and the fact the sticker isn’t totally gone seems to indicate...
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    2019 Sunfish Worlds

    Results are here. I think NOR said 3 races per day but they did 4 today. 2019 International Sunfish Class Association (ISCA) World Championship on Yacht Scoring - A complete web based regatta administration and yacht scoring program
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    Broken bow handle-76 sunfish

    An inspection port up that way should provide access too.
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    Bailer removal-how? 1976 Sunfish

    It unscrews. Turn that big nut counter-clockwise.
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    LaserPerformance Sunfish Parts: Poor Consistency

    The attached picture is from the Bonaire Worlds that is starting up. Everyone gets a complete new bot to sail. As I thought, LP is supplying a different type of end cap vs what we have been used to. The end cap on the left is on the lower spar, is flat, and has room for a line to go through...
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    Thrift Store Sunfish!

    I think this stuff is sort of a waterproof Bondo and should be good for this type of work Minwax Wood Filler - Wood Repair & Wood Adhesive | Minwax
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    2019 Sunfish Worlds

    Thanks for the links. I see that Laser Performance (a misnomer if ever there was one) got the last container of boats there yesterday! Organizers were probably nervous!
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    LaserPerformance Sunfish Parts: Poor Consistency

    Am I missing it or is there no picture of the the new cap? This old cap looks to be useable from this angle.
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    LaserPerformance Sunfish Parts: Poor Consistency

    Looks like this might be the latest. Not flat anymore but. Not what we are used to. Sunfish Boom Cap w/Eye With the World’s kicking off the top sailors will be weighing in if they find a problem. Unfortunately LP is not usually a good listener.
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    Class Approved Sails still $250!

    The topic on LP parts mentioned these two dealers who both still have class approved Rec sails for $250 Sunfish Sails & Sail Rings | Sunfish Parts & Accessories at West Coast Sailing Sunfish Sails
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    LaserPerformance Sunfish Parts: Poor Consistency

    My comment is that Sunfish Direct sells official parts they get from LP. LP has changed the caps that they provide. You should complain to LP - Sunfish Direct’s hands are tied. I strongly suspect LP is trying to save a few bucks and gets these cheaper. Same reason they have stopped putting...
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    LaserPerformance Sunfish Parts: Poor Consistency

    Is it flat on the end? If so, I’ve seen some new boats and this is what LP is providing now. Apparently it is an Optimist part that LP can get cheaper than the old ones.
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    2019 Sunfish Worlds

    My guess would be that the new hulls are needed at the regatta site. Easy to have an extra sail, but an extra new hull not so much. I’ll be interested to see if the class tries to put national letters on these sails - white letters would fit on blue panels - not much room on the white panel!
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    Thrift Store Sunfish!

    The green is gelcoat. Will a heat gun help melt the glue on the blue/black stripes?
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    Gooseneck sliding

    Are you sailing a Sunfish or Minifish?
  20. beldar boathead

    advice and guidance please

    Eventually the water soaks into the foam and the boat slowly gains weight. So over the summer it is all but certain that the foam has absorbed some water. Given you poured a gallon out, and there is probably more soaked into the foam, the prudent thing to do would be to fix the leak. A...
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