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  1. Nephroid

    Sunfish Boat Cover

    Thanks, Kent! This is really awesome and something to aspire too. Same as others, I hope to retire on the water one day and look forward to building a similar setup. In fact I may actually consider a mini-version after I move next year.
  2. Nephroid

    Sunfish Boat Cover

    I wonder if you could also put a dollar store beach ball in the cockpit to keep the cover from pooling down. @signal charlie - really admiring your shelter (and dolly budget!). Did you build it from scratch? Curious to hear more about the build as I’m thinking of doing similar at my next house.
  3. Nephroid

    sunfish booms on a minifish + bailer problem

    I have both a mini and a newer full sized question. I always thought about seeing the effect of swapping rigs to create 1) a Sunfish “radial” rig for the kids and 2) a turbocharged mini that could be a blast on days I don’t mind getting wet.
  4. Nephroid

    Sunfish trailer?

    I’ve had good success with my trailex aluminum trailer. It’s a little pricey but it shipped to me in boxes and I built it in my driveway in an afternoon. Have been very happy with it so far.
  5. Nephroid

    Fish Pod

    Best of luck, Kent, to you and Skipper on the move. I hope it’s a smooth one and you guys find a nice place to set up shop.
  6. Nephroid

    Pics of my Sunny

    Thanks! I really like how the hull length “racing” stripe makes her look nice and sporty. Red/White color scheme has really grown on me and provides nice contrast. It’s now my favorite Sunfish look and if I could do it all over again I would get the exact same one.
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    Pics of my Sunny

    I was recently asked to post some pics of my 2014 Sunfish “Sunny”. I’ve had her for 2 seasons and she’s been nothing but pure joy for me and the family. My 7-year old loves going out and taking a turn on the tiller. We typically sail on the lake at my local park where we’ll frequently see 1-2...
  8. Nephroid

    Free Sunfish... little wet

    Sure. I can dig some out when I get home. I believe it’s 2014 that I purchased from someone who bought it new. Beautiful boat that brings a lot of smiles.
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    Free Sunfish... little wet

    So I messaged the poster yesterday and someone was already looking at it, and I'm guessing by now took it home. Oh well. It was fun to imagine for a little while. Would have been a nice little salvage restoration project. Hopefully the person who picked it up is on this forum and can give...
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    Free Sunfish... little wet

    Yeah. I like the idea of not crushing my dolly. The strap around the stern is a really good suggestion. Wish my trailer had a winch and may try to jury rig one with some block and tackle. Will bring beer... even if no takers, I can at least drink it myself for the courage.
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    Free Sunfish... little wet

    I have my Seitech beach dolly that I would plan to bring along. Hope the sand is wet. Good suggestion to bring a drill with a hole saw as well. Just to clarify in your experience, assuming it's drained, how heavy is a waterlogged sunfish hull likely to be? Are we talking ~200lbs or more...
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    Free Sunfish... little wet

    So I think I found her here on Google Maps! Assuming she’s in the same spot it looks like she’s not far from shore. Maybe I can grab her at low tide and drag her onto the beach where I could drain the hull. One problem might be finding a ramp where I can get her onto my trailer.
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    Free Sunfish... little wet

    Ok. Now this has really got me thinking. Might make a good project boat and something or at least to practice repairs on. Although depending on how long she’s been like that she may be beyond repair.
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    Free Sunfish... little wet

    I was amused by this posting that I found as I was browsing CL this evening. By the look of the algae on the deck/cockpit it seems to have been submerged for quite some time. It also made me wonder if folks have successfully kept their Sunfish moored or wet slipped. That Daysailer in the...
  15. Nephroid

    Sunfish sheet diameter

    Thanks. FSE Robline seems to be a popular choice and will give that a try.
  16. Nephroid

    Sunfish sheet diameter

    Does anyone have a recommendation for a specific brand or type of line? I’m thinking of switching my current one out for a longer sheet, maybe 30-32’. Current one is 25’ and doesn’t let the boom out as far as I’d like.
  17. Nephroid

    Sunfish transportation tips and advice.

    Nice article. Now you’ve given me the DS bug!
  18. Nephroid

    My first capsize & turtle

    I never thought to check the mast but it certainly didn't feel more heavy when I derigged later that day. To your point unbridling the sheet corresponded to when I was able to right the boat but I'm not sure it's causal.
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    My first capsize & turtle

    Good questions here. I wasn't able to get completely on the db from the water - need to do more pull ups. A few times I was able to get it up around my waist area and "hang" from it with my arms straight (like a gymnast on a parallel bars). Most of the time I was under it with my feet...
  20. Nephroid

    My first capsize & turtle

    I wanted to share my first capsize experience on my Sunfish (actually any sailboat) yesterday afternoon. I was out on the local lake w/ my 9yr old daughter, a very windy day with winds blowing steadily at 20+ knots. We were flying up and down the lake and having a blast when a gust caught us...
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