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  1. TippyTurtle

    shopping and fixing questions

    Don't know why I hadn't thought to just use a line! Great advice! We will do just that next time we get to take the boat out and report back! This forum has been great for us! Appreciate all of the advice!
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    shopping and fixing questions

    Hi! We are been sailing several times now in our Sunfish and are all loving it. The halyard that came with our boat needs to be replaced. We also don't have a painter or a daggerboard bungee. The other ropes aren't in the best of shape either, but are fine. I have seen the complete...
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    No such thing as a free boat...

    I just saw a picture that helped me understand better what you were pointing out to me here. Thanks for pointing it out!
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    No such thing as a free boat...

    Nice! Thank you! I am a person that needs to do some initial reading to gain some base knowledge and vocabulary prior to engaging in a new skill. This is extremely helpful!
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    No such thing as a free boat...

    We really hope to! This is the perfect summer to have plenty of time to sail and enjoy the relative solitude of the lake. My husband built the wooden bits of the rudder and reused the metal pin and assembly that was given to us. The extension on the one that was given to us was an old hockey...
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    No such thing as a free boat...

    We really, really like it!
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    No such thing as a free boat...

    Thanks for the tip! I can see what you mean when I look at the picture. Will do from now on! We live in Bloomington, IN (home of IU!) and Lake Monroe is our lake, about 10-minute drive from home. We have joined the sailing association there and are keeping the boat there. But, the...
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    No such thing as a free boat...

    Yes, we did! Here is proof of the rudder at least :)
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    No such thing as a free boat...

    The boat is staying out at the lake, so I can't look right now as to the year, but if I am remembering correctly is it lat 70s. I will look tonight when we are out there. The first voyage went ok. There wasn't any wind, which was good and bad. The pandemic has kept us from being able to...
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    No such thing as a free boat...

    I'd say so too!
  11. TippyTurtle

    No such thing as a free boat...

    Got new sail rings, a new cover, my husband build a new tiller and extention, refinished the daggerboard, and buit a PVC dolly. Free boats can be expensive! After a LOT of hardwork, we finally got to sail!
  12. TippyTurtle

    cradle for sunfish

    Made a dolly mostly following your plans. Hope it works! Taking it out to the lake tomorrow.
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    cradle for sunfish

  14. TippyTurtle

    cradle for sunfish

    Hello! We fixed up our sunfish over the winter and are ready to transport it to the marina for the summer. But we need a cradle for it out there. Does anyone have any plans for making one? Thanks!
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    No such thing as a free boat...

    Are folks 3D printing their own? Are their set plans out there for a 3D printed daggerboard? I haven't been able to find any. Seems like the best of all worlds?
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    No such thing as a free boat...

    Nice! Thanks for the tip. Trying to get her all fixed without going broke takes some knowledge.
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    No such thing as a free boat...

    I think you are right on the daggerboard. After cleaning (it was so gross!), it seems there wasn't rot after all. There is some damage around the edges though.
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    No such thing as a free boat...

    All three kids have already been informed that they need to put in their sweat-equity in order to sail. Work on the fiberglass repairs started last night and while there wasn't much of that they could do, they had their masks on and were watching how it is done. Soon enough they will be put to...
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    No such thing as a free boat...

    We were given a Sunfish! Friends knew that we lived nearish a lake and that our kids took some sailing lessons this summer, so they gave us an old Sunfish that had been lying in an old bard for years. I know NOTHING about Sunfish...or sailing or boats at all for that matter. The boat itself...
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