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Anchoveta Z11

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So happy of reading the posts here, nice forum. I've learned a lot.
In 2016 I bought a 1984 fish, made in Brazil by the extinct Mariner (Porto Alegre).
My sailing spot is my beach house, in Florianópolis - Santa Catarina: Google Maps
I will post more photos soon.

My boat is making a lot of water, like 20 liters in less than 2h sailing with waves. I've made few repairs in the cockpit and borders. I'm almost sure the problem is in the daggerboard trunk.
I think I'm gonna put the inspection ports like @minas man explained in Loose Foam Block Repair and Inspection Ports install

What do you think?
Thank you!
 

Anchoveta Z11

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PS: there are many of these brazilian fishes abandoned in beach houses here. This one I bought for less than US$200, complete.
 

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my2fish
Nice find! I'm not familiar with that logo on the sail - have you any clue what it means? Maybe a Brazilian manufacturer?

Definitely install the inspection port (or two) and get a fan blowing into the boat for airflow - it will help draw moisture out of the foam blocks and foam bedding material. You'll want to do a leak test and find where the water is coming into the hull as well.
 

Anchoveta Z11

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Nice find! I'm not familiar with that logo on the sail - have you any clue what it means? Maybe a Brazilian manufacturer?

Definitely install the inspection port (or two) and get a fan blowing into the boat for airflow - it will help draw moisture out of the foam blocks and foam bedding material. You'll want to do a leak test and find where the water is coming into the hull as well.
That's it. These boats couldn't be called "Sunfish" because they had bought an "obsolete American shape", so they named it "Slick". I don't know if it was class legal.
Thank you! I will do this leak test.
 
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L&VW

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Water leak test after daggerboard trunk repair. I just can't wait to test it in a classic surfing waves day with 15 kts :cool:
:) VERY nice job on the daggerboard repair—especially where it's faired to the bottom. How did you get it to mate-up so smoothly? :cool: It looks SO strong now, it warrants finding a spare daggerboard! :eek:

Although I couldn't enlarge a clearer view of the finish near the top, wouldn't it be a good idea to sand off any fiberglass "fishhooks".

If you should suddenly get tired, you could use the daggerboard to rest on, now that the cockpit has a place to put your feet. ;)

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Anchoveta Z11

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:) VERY nice job on the daggerboard repair—especially where it's faired to the bottom. How did you get it to mate-up so smoothly? :cool: It looks SO strong now, it warrants finding a spare daggerboard! :eek:

Although I couldn't enlarge a clearer view of the finish near the top, wouldn't it be a good idea to sand off any fiberglass "fishhooks".

If you should suddenly get tired, you could use the daggerboard to rest on, now that the cockpit has a place to put your feet. ;)

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I used a small fiberglass piece to complete the bottom. The boat was very dry and clean. The day was cool, sunny and dry too, perfect conditions to work.
And yes, I will remove the fiberglass fishhooks :)
 
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