If I am leaving the boat close to the shore overnight, I have always wound a line around the sail (halyard or mainsheet) and placed the dagger board on top of it. Sometimes we get very high tides so I might even tie a line from something secure on land to the bow handle.
L&VW is right, if...
It looks like you already have the block. So, I think you should install it and see if you like it.
I have sailed with the hook, a ratcheting block, a ratcheting block with a cam, and two different swivel blocks. My preference is the swivel block.
I have a new Sunfish and two of the sail clips un clipped yesterday. It was my second outing on the new boat and the boom end cap/outhaul broke. So I attributed the rings coming off to that because the sail was flapping around. But perhaps the rings are just lame.
I believe you can use line...
Went for my second sail on the new boat yesterday.
My dad sailed his older sunfish. Several years ago, his neighbor was throwing the hull away. So, my dad offered to take the boat. The guy had some parts but it needed a bunch of stuff so I bought a mast, spars, sail, rudder, and dagger...
Inspired by norcalsail, I got a new Harken mainsheet block similar to the one it came with.
I thought about switching the cam so that it un-cleats the other way. But I grew up sailing catamarans and the mainsheet blocks on those are oriented the same way this one is. So, I decided to leave...
I wish someone would make a plug you could put in the hole that the bailer assembly goes through. Not the plug for the bailer but a plug to replace the bailer.
It just seems like a matter of time before the bailer is damaged.
Besides, I have sailed a couple sunfish and neither had working...
The gooseneck was off by 90 degrees so I rotated it.
You can't tell in the photo of course but the upper spar was upside down. The outhaul was on the top. So, I switched it around.
The hardware is nice.
This is a Harken 57c.
The halyard is junk. It gets blue stuff everywhere. So, I picked up some new line at West Marine. (The place was packed.)
I assume two of the reddish-orange lines are outhauls. Any ideas as to what the third one is?
Oh, and it comes with sail rings and line. Nice to have options or spare...