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  1. chucklane92

    Making a Sunfish Wind Indicator

    Hope I didn't toss the bl.... I just replaced. Great idea
  2. chucklane92

    Early 50s sailfish restore

    I guess we are all in the same "boat" LOL, I didn't know it was the geezer rig but, I also ran it a bit high to avoid ducking.
  3. chucklane92

    Early 50s sailfish restore

    I was amazed at the fact she was moving at all, not sure if you can tell but the lake was like glass lol, barely any breeze and I was making headway, slow but moving. I think my super may have had the "scuttlebutts" there was some adhesive that I couldn't remove from the wood. It cause a little...
  4. chucklane92

    Early 50s sailfish restore

    First run of the mini, almost becalmed :confused:
  5. chucklane92

    Early 50s sailfish restore

    Hadn't thought about it. Not sure and Thank you :)
  6. chucklane92

    Early 50s sailfish restore

    My wife is coming to watch from shore, should be pics, maybe video, perhaps entertaining, hopefully upright lol Valuables will be in her keeping. I am rigging a bow line or something similar, no good attachment point on the bow so... creativity required Wind is supposed to be light, 5-7 mph...
  7. chucklane92

    Early 50s sailfish restore

    next hardware
  8. chucklane92

    Early 50s sailfish restore

    Just rigged my minifish, Going to take her out tomorrow. First time sailing in 35 years. Hope I don't spend all day turtled lol I definitely need better rope for the mast but, this should work for now. I think it will work. Anything wrong?
  9. chucklane92

    Early 50s sailfish restore

    Thanks! getting there, should be done next week :) Hopefully the following week , I'll see how she sails Then the Sunfish begins, also have to replace a strut in the FOLBOT, winter damage :(
  10. chucklane92

    Early 50s sailfish restore

    2nd coat done. Rub Rails installed per signal charlie's advice.
  11. chucklane92

    Early 50s sailfish restore

    Progress! Added something for @signal charlie , I thought it was a great idea, used the dimensions from the sunfish to make them. Second coat about to start.
  12. chucklane92

    Early 50s sailfish restore

    First coat of finish, some flaws showed up. OH well next time :)
  13. chucklane92

    Early 50s sailfish restore

    While stripping her, under about 4 coats of paint, I found her original name, FLOTSAM, I'm going with that. The 57 Sunfish, which is my next project has no name so far, I will probably name her JETSAM, seems like they go together somehow. LOL Thanks for the cheerleading. My dream since I* was a...
  14. chucklane92

    Early 50s sailfish restore

    Standard sailfish sail, Honestly haven't looked closely at it. I saw white or off white. White or offr white, standard super sailfish sail, I haven't opened it up yet. Looked in the box, seemed ok.
  15. chucklane92

    Early 50s sailfish restore

    Nothing is nailed down in the pics I am posting now, shiny spots are epoxy, which I used in damaged areas. Waiting a couple days for it to dry, then final sand and finish, almost there :) Thanks for the tip Signal Charlie!
  16. chucklane92

    Early 50s sailfish restore

    Any opinions? thinking 1/4 - 3/8"
  17. chucklane92

    Early 50s sailfish restore

    I'm thinking she needs a white pinstripe where it meets the natural wood
  18. chucklane92

    Early 50s sailfish restore

    PArts complete, time to flip her over :)
  19. chucklane92

    Early 50s sailfish restore

    Paint bottom, still wet lol
  20. chucklane92

    Early 50s sailfish restore

    couldn't have done it without your guidance thanks
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