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  1. Desultor

    Where to sail in SoCal?

    Hi folks, I'm the proud owner of a '73 Sunfish, living in southern California. I've taken it out in the safety of the Naples/Belmont Shore bay four times now, and am wondering where else there is to sail a small boat around here. Do you folks take to lakes? Out on the open waters of the...
  2. Desultor

    Daggerboard retainer shockcord: How taut?

    Hi all, I bought 10’ of 1/2” shockcord to retain the daggerboard but I’m not sure what to do with it, other than attach to the top front of the daggerboard with an eye strap. I’ve seen examples of a single line to the mast, double line to mast, and double line to the handle at the prow. Some...
  3. Desultor

    Rigging the Halyard

    Hi all, Here's collected wisdom on the halyard from these forums, hopefully helpful to new folks like me. Perhaps it could live on in the Knowledge Base? Feel free to edit/correct. Enjoy! -Jack. Diameter Standard is 3/16” = 5mm. Length Standard is 25 feet. An extra 3-5 feet is recommended...
  4. Desultor

    Hello! Halyard, Mast, and Literature Recommendations, please

    Hi all, With kids at 3 and 8 years old, and a love for sailing that's been dormant since a community college course in high school, and most recently taking a private lesson at Leeward Sailing Center in Long Beach, CA with a friend, we decided to nab a "ready to sail" 1973 Sunfish last weekend...