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    Sunfish vs Minifish?

    Thanks, my Sunfish pals! L&VW you are very observant- today is my birthday. I’m very lucky, too- spending this beautiful day doing my favorite things: sailing, swimming, playing with my pup and hangin’ with good friends. Then my favorite pizza spot for dinner on the porch (dog friendly, of...
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    Sunfish vs Minifish?

    As I get a little older (and today’s my birthday) I find the Mini to be the go-to for a spontaneous sail because it’s so light and easy for me to pull down the dirt road to the boat launch. I still take the Sunfish out about as often, but I like having the choice. And with 4 brothers it’s nice...
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    Sunfish vs Minifish?

    Weston, Get the Mini! Seaotter, Get the Sunfish! I’ve got both and love both. More smiles all around.
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    Has anyone seen this Sunfish foot-well before?

    And I don’t see a bailer in the cockpit or aluminum trim around the cockpit lip. Bow handle pulled out. This might be a clone. In any case, it looks like a big project. Hope the price is right (free?)
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    Wooden Super Sailfish Restore

    I have the tapered aluminum mast and wooden spars, so based on sailcraftri’s brochure my Super Sailfish dates from the late 50’s or early 60’s. Not sure if it’s kit or factory built, since the Harborite was with both options. It has held up amazingly well. Here’s a pic of the tapered mast...
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    Minifish in mid-Michigan (not mine)

    At least it’s not an AMC Alcord!
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    Wooden Super Sailfish Restore

    Good to know the rails weren’t a problem. The mast step might be, but it has to come off for a proper epoxy and paint job. Thanks for the warning!
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    Wooden Super Sailfish Restore

    That confirms it! Thank you, sailcraftri, this is very cool! Definitely Harborite on my Sailfish.
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    Wooden Super Sailfish Restore

    Nice work, MrXC! My ‘topcoat’ isn’t painted on or uneven and I think it would be very difficult to remove. I’m hoping that sealing it all with epoxy, then primer, then paint is the way to go. I’m considering a toe rail and a splashguard but might just keep it simple. Did you remove your...
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    Wooden Super Sailfish Restore

    Interesting, Alan, I’ve never heard of Harborite, but I found this old ad for it and it does seem to be what I have. It’s not coming off, and it provides a smooth top with no checking, so I guess I’ll seal it and paint.
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    Wooden Super Sailfish Restore

    I have both the ‘Elephant ear’ (original, I believe) and the “newer” spoon tip rudder. I know the spoon tip is preferable, as is the longer daggerboard. Looks like some extra rudder hardware, too, since brackets are also attached to the gudgeon on the boat. the sail is a classic blue/ yellow...
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    Wooden Super Sailfish Restore

    I wanted to sand the painted top of this old Super Sailfish down to the wood and finish it bright, but as I sanded I noticed no grain in the wood. On closer inspection along the seam I see the entire top is well covered with what seems like a thin hard cardboard? See close-up photo. Anyone...
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    Hurricane Sally Report

    So beautiful to read! He sounds like a great man. And you, a great and grateful man!
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    Hurricane Sally Report

    I knew you’d Save Wave! What parts do you need? Make a list and post it, maybe we can all help a little to SAVE WAVE!
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    Hurricane Sally Report

    Poor Wave! A day you won’t forget, I’m sure. It is good you can laugh about it, and perspective is always important. Glad you and Skipper are safe. And we haven’t heard about your son- hope he’s learning from the best and will carry on the tradition of restoring the classics!
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    Purchase pending, question about repair of hull

    $200? You got a great deal!
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    Super Sailfish MKII Sail Wanted and other parts

    What is your price on the sail? Assuming you’re removing it from the spars and willing to ship? Thanks
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    Split mahogany rudder - repairable? FRP instead?

    I just posted a couple of weeks ago “Restoring a Split Rudder”. Use search feature to find it
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    Boat sailed off without me

    Did you have the mainsheet locked in a cleat when you capsized? Be sure to point your boat into the wind when you right it so your sail is luffing rather than filling with wind!
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    ONEMAN TRANSPORTATION OF SMALL BOATS

    I’ve never seen another, but the design is simple enough if you’re handy. Anyone else out there have one?
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