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    Mast twist

    I recently acquired a 16' sailboat that was trailered to me from a location about 500 miles away. When I towed the sailboat home, I noticed that the mast did a lot of flexing on the area overhanging the rear of the boat. Later, when I was rigging, I observed that the sail channel was twisted as...
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    Rudder & Tiller wood

    Cowboy, let me know if you hit the big time, I would like to join ship! I am also a history buff of that time period. Unfortunately settle with R/C miniatures for lack of ocean.
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    Rudder & Tiller wood

    Curious: What is this one - A later design? (image credit: shortypen.com)
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    Rudder & Tiller wood

    By the way, if someone out there that has a real Star Dancer sail with the correct (?) insignia on it, I would be interested in a tracing. My sail has some sort of winged carp on it which I think is incorrect.
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    Rudder & Tiller wood

    Bender, I found the thread by Eckhardt who discovered that the rudder gudgeon had poor screw fasteners. The design of the Dancer rudder & tiller is weak, so your suggestion of changing it all to Sunfish stuff is likely my plan. Granted there are other Star Dancers out there, but the...
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    Rudder & Tiller wood

    I have done web search and have not found another - Where would you find one??
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    Rudder & Tiller wood

    My tiller & rudder blade are shot, really could use replacement. What kind of wood is used for these parts? My boat is a Sunfish clone called a Star Dancer, which differs from Sunfish steering parts. This is not a common boat so I am sure I would not be able to find replacement parts. So I...
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    New ways to use a Sunfish

    I used to use my Sunfish as a coffee table in the living room during the Minnesota winters. Worked great!
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