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  1. R

    Mast step failure. Repair.

    Any suggestions for replacing/repairing the entire capri 14 mast step structure? Has has anybody done this? Bought a Mod 1 from 1984-86 earlier this year. It had been used by a local yacht club and stored outdoors in our notoriously wet conditions (Seattle). When I bought it I noticed some...
  2. E

    Mast step donut question - 1978 Laser

    Hello all, I'm a former Laser owner and have decided to get back into it by purchasing a relatively lightly used 1978 vintage Laser. Interestingly, it's about the same age as the boat that I used to sail some years ago. I have been reading a lot of posts about the mast step, and I'm preparing...
  3. R

    New style daggerboard repair

    So I hit a rock or something in August, and damaged my new daggerboard, and over the winter seems like a great time to fix it. This forum seems to have great advice for stuff like this, but there's nothing in the FAQ for this, and searching "daggerboard repair" didn't seem to get what I'm...
  4. J

    Getting ready to start repair

    I was able to turn boat over (by making a drainage hole) and got water out of sunfish. I started the leak test. So far just found a few along the metal trim. There has to be more given the amount of water that was in there. In the meantime I was going to order inspection ports, if someone has a...
  5. L&VW

    Deck Repair Suggestions

    Supported by the tub, the inside edge has taken some hits. Over the years, this damage has progressed to the point that it has become a thorn in my backside. :confused:. I'll be using epoxy. That I can see, there's no alternative but to grind down into the edge of the tub, and build up several...
  6. M

    Newly Acquired Sunfish

    Hello, I recently acquired a 1977 sunfish! Very excited about sailing it this summer. Hull came in weighing about 160lb. That was before removing the drain plug and emptying it out. Once the weather got warmer, I decided to start looking into cutting an inspection port a few inches aft of...
  7. Kal-El

    Repair badly damaged bow; PLEASE HELP

    My wife and I purchased a 1973 Sunfish last summer. It was in great shape and we cartopped it for the long ride home. We got it home with no issues and, after a few minor repairs and a new sail, we headed off to the lake. We are newbie sailors and spent the day practicing. After finishing...
  8. R

    Shock Cord in Cover Broken

    I have an APS cover for my laser. The fitting keeping the two ends of shock cord broke and now one end of the shock cord has retracted about 3' back up into the sleeve of the hem. I have considered cutting a hole in the hem at that point and attaching a metal fish tape line to the end and...
  9. P

    What type of respirator to get for fiberglass patching?

    Hello all-- I recently purchased an older Sunfish that requires some fiberglass patching (I'm also planning on installing a couple of inspection ports). This will be my first time doing fiberglass repair, and I'm well aware that I need to wear a respirator mask. Just not sure yet what kind...
  10. dougd

    Shark bite in bow...help!

    This is a 1983 Sunfish. I acquired this boat at no charge. Can this be fixed? I have no experience in such matters, but I am eager to learn. All comments welcome!
  11. S

    Laser II Self Bailer Leak/Repair

    Hi All, I purchased a used Laser II off craigslist earlier this year. Each time I go sailing, I take on quite a bit of water in the hull - this past weekend, 8+ gallons over 2 hours. I finally had a little time and air tested the hull - it appears, after removing the self bailer, that the...
  12. saltynomad

    Help!... I Think I Bought a Project!

    Hello! This is my first time posting here so please bear with me, and thanks in advance for the help. I recently picked up a laser 2 sailboat for cheap... so cheap in fact that I did not give the boat a thorough inspection. I began working on the boat today and have found some unsettling things...
  13. Drew Kobasa

    Sunfish Hull Repair Help

    Hi guys, I just bought my first sunfish last weekend. It's a 1988. I got a great deal on it with a racing sail, but it has some damage. The guy I bought it from said during the winter wind flipped the sailboat and the impact caused the crack. I've looked through the forums, but I haven't found...
  14. T

    Restoring a Sunfish?

    I'm new to sailing and boats in general and don't know that much about repairing boats. I recently came into possession of a sunfish sailboat and I would like to restore it if possible. Any information would be greatly appreciated. I believe the boat is from the 1980s. There is a sticker that...
  15. E

    Buying a Laser

    Hi All I am a complete newby and looking at a used Laser at my local yacht club. The hull seems very sound and no soft deck at all. I rigged it with a local yachting guy and the only thing that caught our attention was the free play between the mast and the tube it slips into. there was...
  16. P

    Advice on Sanding/Grinding out the Mast Step

    I picked up a free boat (86) and the mast step had been repair poorly with some marinetex (or other) along the lower sides and the bottom in an uneven way. The mast step leaks and the mast only goes in 13 inches, when it should go in 14 inches. I want to sand or grind that out a bit. Any...
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