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    Rudder head fix or replacement

    What do you all think? I bought a used 1999 Sunfish that is in very good shape. Disassembling the rudder to refinish it and I see the rudder head has a crack. It is on one cheek only, but does go all the way through the plastic. Based on your experiences, can this be "glued" back together...
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    Using a Sunfish rig on a laser

    I don't want to turn this into a Laser vs. Sunfish war......just had a question. I own three Sunfishes and a Minifish. Love them to death. My daughter owns a Phantom (SF-clone) as well. She has also acquired a Laser clone that has the rudder and daggerboard, but no mast/boom/sail. For fun and...
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    Re-striping help/suggestions needed

    My wife has fallen in love with our Minifish and is going to race it next summer (after I fix it up over the winter). It's easier to handle in high winds than her Laser II and she likes the easy setup/knockdown. We are both getting older (60) and it's a great boat for her. The hull is in...
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    Racing a minifish

    I own a sunfish and a laser. My wife sails a laser 2 (larger boat with a jib). We also own a recreational minifish, primarily used on vacation. As she gets older, (we are both 60), the laser 2 wears her out too much on high wind days. She likes sailing the mini recreationaly, and would like...
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    Replacing my sail....hints and tips....

    I have a 1972 Sunfish with an original sail. It has the racing setup with the outhaul/cunningham adjustments. I race (sort of) on a small lake with about 5 other old people. Our only goal is not to be last, otherwise the beer and brats are gone! :-) I just obtained a new (10 year old) sail...
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    Laser with a furling mast-every seen/sailed one?

    Someone has a Laser for sale nearby on Craigslist. They claim it comes with a furling mast/sheet. Anyone every heard of or seen a Laser configured this way? Is it a race legal configuration? I've never heard of one, but my wife, who sails an old Laser 2, might be interested as its getting...
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    Need innovative ideas for racing

    I am a member of a sailing club in Indiana with a small problem that I hope you can all chime in on. I'm a relative novice at racing coming to the activity at a fairly late age (50+). We race fairly small boats, sunfish, lasers, etc.... A mixed fleet and we handicap all the times. (I sail a...
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    Sailing Clubs in Cleveland

    My 24 year old (single) daughter is moving to Cleveland this summer. She will only be there for a year, but would like to get involved with a sailing club as soon as she can. She owns a laser clone and is pretty good on a boat. She'd like a club that has a lot of "younger" people in it, that...
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    club owns a Pearson Hull-need advice

    The sailing club I belong to was the recipient of a 1990-Pearson built Sunfish. Members in the club (myself included) own a couple of both older and newer Sunfish hulls and are familiar with the Pearson issues and reputation. My question to all of you is since this is a barebones boat, what...
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    Vent Hole----NOT!

    I'd like your opinions.....I bought a boat for my daughter, a Precision 13, which is a very nice laser clone. Very clean boat, she really likes it. But the only real hole in the boat is the transom drain. There aren't any inspection ports. No bailer, and no vent hole. When we set up the boat...
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    Carrying bicycles on a boat trailer

    We own a laser II, sunfish and sailboard. Just bought a used trailer with a Seitech rack on it set up to carry just that configuration! But I'd also like to carry a couple of bicycles as well (can't carry them on top of the car, that's where the luggage goes!). We might end up looking the the...
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    Paint on rudder and centerboard

    I am fixing up my wife's Laser II. The daggerboard and rudder are some sort of composite wood construction. They were pretty beat up, but I had some airline mechanic students fix it (carbon fiber and fiberglass!). They did a great job. My question is paint. It looks like both had been...
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    Towing a boat with a VW Beetle

    My daughter is thinking about purchasing a Laser sized boat. She currently owns a 2000 VW New Beetle. She'd probably have to tow the boat to a lake 10-15 miles away. Anyone towed a boat with a Beetle before? I though I saw somewhere else that the Beetle manual prohibits towing. Thanks
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