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    New to the forum - Deck Plates - just rescued an 81 Sunfish

    Thanks for the measurement but after bead blasting it and getting semi serious about prepping it to weld/fabricate something - no.... it’s smoked. There are a few cracks and it’s basically falling apart. I will buy one. Bill
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    New to the forum - Deck Plates - just rescued an 81 Sunfish

    She is drying out nicely and I have gotten creative with a scraper on a pole and cleared out a ton of foam. I am going to add another lamp as well as the heat could be higher without being too hot. A week or so of that and I will perform a weigh in. It already “feels” lighter. Could anyone...
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    New to the forum - Deck Plates - just rescued an 81 Sunfish

    A Home Depot bucket or two... Just cut the 6” deck plate hole. There was more foam up there. I think the guy with the foam gun was a little trigger happy on this boat... Notice in the shot looking forward that there is a huge blob at the bow as well. I don't plan to split the deck on...
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    New to the forum - Deck Plates - just rescued an 81 Sunfish

    Scooping complete. It’s all out as far as I can reach forward. The starboard flotation block aft section - let’s call it a 10” worth - is deteriorated as if it dissolved. Not sure what to do with that yet. The deck seam on this little boat is good all the way around. I think water intrusion...
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    New to the forum - Deck Plates - just rescued an 81 Sunfish

    Check this out! I just cut the aft 4” deck plate only to find this. And yes it’s waterlogged. One poster mentioned I might find a blob of expanding foam but this was more than I expected by far. It’s about 4” thick. Last, this hole placement missed the longitudinal foam block. The bottom...
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    New to the forum - Deck Plates - just rescued an 81 Sunfish

    Thank you! I initially ordered 2 4” deck plates (pictured). After the feedback I received here I ordered a 6” and plan to return one of the 4’s. It’s my intention to put a 6” aft of the splash guard and a 4” aft on center near the transom as you have done. All of the deck hardware has been...
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    OHIO Nylon or Aluminum Sunfish Rudder Head / Cheek

    Looking for a used nylon / plastic or aluminum rudder head or cheek for a 1981 Sunfish restoration project. I also need a pintel pin but could easily obtain one new elsewhere. As you know but for clarity, what I want attaches to the rudder blade to make a complete rudder. I have a set of...
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    New to the forum - Deck Plates - just rescued an 81 Sunfish

    And I left out TWO more nieces.... 15 and 13.... lots of small hands will touch this little boat as it will intimately live at an owned family vacation home in Murals Inlet SC after it’s Clevelabd Ohio suburb restoration.
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    New to the forum - Deck Plates - just rescued an 81 Sunfish

    Our last little boat (a CL16) was “Blondie” so “Blondie II” was floated. “Butt Muffin” or just “Muffin” seems to be the front runner right now. Daughters 17, 15, and 11... nieces 18, 16, 10, and 2. Nephew 4... I am not arguing with the process. I just order and apply the marine grade vinyl...
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    New to the forum - Deck Plates - just rescued an 81 Sunfish

    Indeed. I don’t have the missing part unfortunately. Bill
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    New to the forum - Deck Plates - just rescued an 81 Sunfish

    Thanks. Looks like the seller is a member named “Eastlake and Vineyard LLC” From their post “...cheeks start at $125.00 for aluminum, $150.00 for brass and $175.00 for bronze.” Take care, Bill
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    New to the forum - Deck Plates - just rescued an 81 Sunfish

    Great advice. Thank you! I have much to adress on this little boat. I was going to go all white but might stripe it to match a chosen sail in the patten it has now to keep it consistent with the vintage. That’s down line and one of the last decisions I will likely make I have already...
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    Sunfish Parts and Gear for Sale

    Thanks Alan. I will send him an email. Cheers, Bill
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    Sunfish Parts and Gear for Sale

    Do you happen to have an Aluminum rudder cheek and pin on hand? Thanks, Bill Evans Wtevansjr@yahoo.com 440-321-0617
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    New to the forum - Deck Plates - just rescued an 81 Sunfish

    I learned to sail in these 35 years ago. I have never owned one, but that changed a few days ago. I found a complete but derelict Sunfish with hull issues that’s been sitting outside soaking up moisture but otherwise not being used. It’s been sitting for 5-10 years by my measure and it’s...
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