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Jfuller9

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I pulled the trigger on my first Sunfish. I tried to research what to look for first. It's not water logged, all parts are there and it good shape. Only issue is some chips on edge of hull. I suppose later I could fix it. Can't wait to put in the water. Practiced rigging it 5 or 6 times now in years. Should be fun.
 

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Alan S. Glos

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Nice looking boat! A classic Vanguard.

You can repair the dings easily with white MarineTex two-part putty. Mix up a small amount, apply to the damaged area, cover with stiff plastic
(maybe a section of a disposable water bottle) tape it on until the patch conforms to undamaged area, let cure and then peel off the plastic "mold."
If you do a good job with the plastic, you won't have to do much sanding. Hint: Use less MarineTex than you think you will need and dont overlap the putty into the undamaged areaany more than you have to. If you need to sand, use Wet-or-Dry sandpaper used wet. Start with 220 grit and work up to 800 grit.

Enjoy.

Alan Glos
Cazenovia, NY
 

Jfuller9

New Member
Nice looking boat! A classic Vanguard.

You can repair the dings easily with white MarineTex two-part putty. Mix up a small amount, apply to the damaged area, cover with stiff plastic
(maybe a section of a disposable water bottle) tape it on until the patch conforms to undamaged area, let cure and then peel off the plastic "mold."
If you do a good job with the plastic, you won't have to do much sanding. Hint: Use less MarineTex than you think you will need and dont overlap the putty into the undamaged areaany more than you have to. If you need to sand, use Wet-or-Dry sandpaper used wet. Start with 220 grit and work up to 800 grit.

Enjoy.

Alan Glos
Cazenovia, NY
Thanks for the info
 
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