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    New Sunfish owner questions

    "Two options for the sail - lower the halyard attachment to the upper boom (slide it closer to the tack of the sail), this will raise the sail." Is the upper boom basically the mast? I need to raise the sail so my wife can enjoy the ride too. This racing setup isn't going to go far w/2...
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    Repair advice needed

    Pardon the newbie inquiry and don't mean to de-rail the thread but just how do you air leak test a hull when there is a breather hole under the cockpit front lip? Cover it up? My '77 has the breather hole - I never knew of such a thing till I saw it on a youtube repair video I believe it was...
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    New Sunfish owner questions

    Hey there "tag" what size bit did you use to drill pilot holes for #10 sheet metal screws in mast for horn cleat? 1/8" or 9/64" or ? The olde adage measure twice cut once comes to mind. Thanks in advance!
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    New Sunfish owner questions

    Here she is if anybody is interested. It's a 1977 not '78 like my pic description. It has homemade wood blocks w/carpet on them to hold up and attach the sail rig to when transporting. Hull looks all original no repairs, custom aluminum trailer, boat cover, sail cover, North racing sail...
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    New Sunfish owner questions

    Thanks everyone! I ordered the stout aluminum Cleat tag recommended from West Coast Sailing and got a couple #10 stainless steel sheet metal screws from my local hardware store. Here are a couple pics....when pressure is applied to the Fairlead I can see the crack lift open a very slight...
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    New Sunfish owner questions

    Huge thanks tag.....happy sailing!
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    New Sunfish owner questions

    Thank you both for your valuable responses. Everything you both said makes perfect sense. Is there a source for the proper size Horn Cleat and fasteners or sold as a kit? If not what is the best Cleat and fasteners to use? Also what is the optimal location of the Cleat on the mast? I'm...
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    New Sunfish owner questions

    Hello...I just purchased a nice '77 Sunfish. Please pardon the clueless questions. The previous owner raced it and has the sail rigged low so the gooseneck is about 8" off the front deck and the boom is fairly horizontal with the deck which isn't going to leave me much room in the cockpit. I'm...
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