Greetings from Brazil

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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!
 
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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.
 
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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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