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  1. Alan S. Glos

    Shims

    A very thin 1"wide indoor/outdoor carpet strip glued into the daggerboard trunk fore and aft. Dry fit with the daggerboard in to test the fit. Sand the strip with sandpaper if it is too thick. Use epoxy glue or contact cement. Alan Glos Cazenovia, NY
  2. Alan S. Glos

    Sunfish decal for Intensity replacement sail?

    I have a friends who made a full size cardboard template for the Sunfish sail logo and then bought some black self-adhesive sail repair cloth and cut out two mirror images logos that she applied to an Intensity sail and it looked pretty good. This is probably a minor copyright infringement but I...
  3. Alan S. Glos

    If a higher sail generates more power, then...

    The higher rig (AKA: the "Geezer rig") is fine for non-racing, day sailing, but for speed and performance, lowering the boom is da bomb. I think it has a lot to do with the fore and aft balancing aspects of the rig - I just know it works. Alan Glos
  4. Alan S. Glos

    Wooden Super Sailfish Restore

    BB, In the 1960s, some boats were made out of 1/4" plywood with a plastic like surface on one side called Harborite (sp?) I had a 14' wood Rhodes Bantam sloop that was made from this wood. The idea was that the plywood would not check like most plywood. Maybe this is what you have (or some...
  5. Alan S. Glos

    DePersia bailer

    This E-bay ad is for a snap-in, not screw-in Depersia bailer. These were original equipment on O'Day Daysailers - I do not know if it will work on a threaded Sunfish DePersia bailer assembly. Alan Glos Cazenovia,NY
  6. Alan S. Glos

    Which wind forecast app(s) do you use?

    I use LOTW (Look Out The Window.) Usually reliable. Alan Glos Cazenovia, NY
  7. Alan S. Glos

    Super Sailfish MKII Sail Wanted and other parts

    Floydvoid, What Super Sailfish Mark II rudder hardware do you need? I have a full set. Alan Glos Caxenovia, NY
  8. Alan S. Glos

    Spar storage while trailering

    This might also be a good time to mention how important it is to put the sail in a sail/spar bag before trailering a Sunfish. If sails flap around at 60 mph highway speed, they will rip and fray at an alarming rate. Buying or making a good heavy duty sail/spar bag is a very good investment...
  9. Alan S. Glos

    Best way to drill holes for a block

    Any decent drill bits will work fine as fiberglass is relatively soft and takes tools well. Position your deck eye in the desired location on the deck and drill your first hole. Then bolt the eye wih a proper size stainless round head machine screw with washer and lock nut and drill the second...
  10. Alan S. Glos

    Restoring a Split Rudder

    ...or belt sand the blade with 60 grits sandpaper about 1/8" deep on each side, fill the cracks with thickened epoxy, sand again smooth and then fiberglass the entire blade with auto parts store el cheapo Bondo fiberglass resin and fiberglass cloth. You end up with a very strong rudder blade...
  11. Alan S. Glos

    NEW YORK Super Sailfish Mark II Spar Sets For Sale

    I have two nice Super Saillfish Mark II spar sets (mast with mast head halyard block, upper boom, lower boom with Wilcox-Crittenden mainsheet blocks, gooseneck and all end-caps and connecting hardware.) These are freshwater spars in good to very good condition. These spars are for a 75 sq. ft...
  12. Alan S. Glos

    World-class sailing locations...

    Read This Book is Drunk about a guy who sailed form Miami, FL to Boston, MA in a Sunfish. He claims to have been stoned and/or drunk most of the time and refused to have a PFD with him. It's quite the yarn. You can buy it on Amazon. Alan Glos Cazenovia, NY
  13. Alan S. Glos

    NEW YORK Antique Sailfish Rudder Assembly For Sale

    Very rare, early, Sailfish rudder/tiller/tiller extension. 1950s era Sailfish "Elephant Ear" design. Came off an early wood Sailfish (not Sunfish.) Mahogany blade and tiller and ash tiller extension. Wood parts sanded to bare wood and varnished with three coats of Interlux premium Schooner...
  14. Alan S. Glos

    World-class sailing locations...

    Crystal or Glen Lakes in the northwestern part of the lower penninsula of Michigan. I am guessing TAG will agree. Pristine water, sandy beaches, great wind off Lake Michigan. Alan Glos Cazenovia, NY
  15. Alan S. Glos

    what's you guys fav wind speed?

    As you can see, there is a lot of debate about ideal wind for Sunfish sailing but I would like to add the following: When you are learning how to sail, I would recommend sailing upwind first when you leave the beach to make it easier to get back to your starting point (by sailing downwind.) To...
  16. Alan S. Glos

    Anti-Turtling

    I used to sail in an area where they had a fleet of Butterflys, somewhat larger than a Sunfish and they commonly had one, 1 gal. plastic milk bottle tied to the mast head, so I am left to assume one milk bottle tied to the top of a Sunfish upper boom (gaff) would suffice. But next summer...
  17. Alan S. Glos

    Vanguard Sunfish wanted

    There is a man in Glen Arbor, MI who often has race grade Sunfish like this. Check the "For Sale" ads here on the Forum for the last year or two and you will find him. Alan Glos Cazenovia, NY
  18. Alan S. Glos

    astroturf on hull

    This sounds like the proverbial bad idea. Astroturf or any carpeting will hold a lot of water and make the boat top heavy and prone to capsize. Alan Glos Cazenovia, NY
  19. Alan S. Glos

    Halyard Bullseye Fairlead

    Good plan. The mast halyard cleat is a good rig as it reduces the "down" thrust of the mast on the bottom of the mast hole and actually makes he boat a (little) easier to tack. Go for it. Alan Glos
  20. Alan S. Glos

    3D printing parts

    An attempt at 3-D printing of the DePersia drain plug screw-in caps is worth a shot. The original part ranks high on the list of most often lost Sunfish parts and I saw one sell on E-bay once for $50. Keep us poisted. You may be on to something of benefit to the legions of metal bailer fans out...
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