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  1. beldar boathead

    Recycling Sunfish Parts and Gear

    All great stuff. But that pic of the Sunfish on a plane is the best!
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    Correct screws

    Can’t you just take them out and match them? Assume you’ve read the warnings about removing the bridle eye straps, halyard block and cleat, and bowhandle? If the wood backing blocks fall away, you will have to install new ones.
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    New builders

    Agree - new website hard to navigate, and what on earth is a “finghy”?
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    Laser XD (New)

    His post has this info in it.
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    What is behind the screws for the rear loops?

    Does anyone know the size of the backer plate? If large enough, just turn the strap 180 degrees, put one screw in one original hole and the other in the new hole.
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    What is behind the screws for the rear loops?

    I think the Pearsons have aluminum plates. There is definitely something there more than fiberglass! Plus the screw head breaking off implies that the screw must have had some corrosion with the plate in the hull.
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    Water in my Laser Hull

    You get the water out through the drain in the stern.
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    Lug rig

    What sort of rig is this?
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    WS Equipment committee rejected the TLC application for International status

    Thanks. It was crazy to think there could be two international classes for the same boat!
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    Oar Storage

    FYI that is a paddle, not an oar. I’ve never needed one on a sailboat but you could probably shock cord it to the boom behind the mast.
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    Diagram for heavy wind setup?

    A modern board will help out going upwind. You can get them from Intensity for a reasonable price compared to Laser Performance products.
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    Tiller extension stick length

    What is a Turkish Rota Super Sunfish?
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    Weird 1975 AMF “Sunfish”...

    It’s an AMFlite or Windflite. Discount version of Sunfish AMF made.
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    Diagram for heavy wind setup?

    Response 7 explains reefing. Lug rig BTW I think 22 inches is pretty far back for the gooseneck if you have a plastic/grp board. 20 inches seems to be more common when it blowing 20 or so.
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    here is some reading Sunfish with a jib
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    Any videos of the 2016 Rio Olympic races?

    Lots of mayhem at mark 4 of men’s race 6, including Malaysia falling out of his boat.
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    Trying to date my new/old Sunfish

    Personally I would not worry about spider cracks - I have had boats with them and they haven't leaked through those little cracks. I'd sail it and see if it leaks - if so, then look for the leak(s). But hopefully your boat will be dry!! Regarding that pin you need, try emailing Alan Glos at...
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    Trying to date my new/old Sunfish

    That boat looks to be in amazing shape for 58 years old!! The only think I notice you need is a new plastic tube for the carriage bolt at the stern - the tube keeps the bolt from shifting, and if it shifts the rudder can pop up if it is breezy. Look at reply 6 here as to an easy option for a...
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    Trying to date my new/old Sunfish

    It probably is mid or earlier ‘60s. It has three indicators it is pretty old: - no metal edge around cockpit - two deck drain plugs - looks like it has asymmetrical halyard cleat I know I’ve stumbled on info that indicates what dates those things changed, but can’t recall specific dates.
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    Bottleport fits Ronstan Inspection Ports (pics)

    The key to solving that would be to put a bottle of drinking water in the bottleport. If you don’t take water with you, then you wouldn’t need the bottleport in the first place.