looks like a sunfish except for coaming

#21
Wayne, it might have - but the emblem was removed (and lost?) for a re-paint job years ago (by previous owner), and they might have "repaired" that hole, as it was not there. That looks to be right where I cut a inspection port in, so I can't double check, though.

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Wayne

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#22
Wayne, it might have - but the emblem was removed (and lost?) for a re-paint job years ago (by previous owner), and they might have "repaired" that hole, as it was not there. That looks to be right where I cut a inspection port in, so I can't double check, though.
If your boat has become completely sealed tight through repairs and modifications, you might consider drilling a breather vent in the cockpit.
 
#23
Wayne,
I still have a leak somewhere, so she ain't watertight, that's for sure. But, when I've been storing it in my garage this summer, I keep the inspection port covers off, and have a small fan running on it to keep her dry between sailing trips. I'll look it over again for any tiny holes, though, and if I can't find one, maybe add a vent as you suggest.

thanks,
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Wayne

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#24
Wayne,
I still have a leak somewhere, so she ain't watertight, that's for sure. But, when I've been storing it in my garage this summer, I keep the inspection port covers off, and have a small fan running on it to keep her dry between sailing trips. I'll look it over again for any tiny holes, though, and if I can't find one, maybe add a vent as you suggest.

thanks,
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Don't confuse this vent with something intended as ventilation for staying dry. This little hole is just for pressure equalization when the boat moves from the shade of your garage to the heat of the sun.

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#25
wayne,
yup - I was just saying I don't keep it shut up tight right now, so I shouldn't have any unequal pressure problems. thanks for clarifying the vent hole purpose, though.

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#26
I once had an AMF Flite 12 ( Minifish ) which had a "VENT" sticker , just below the cockpit vent hole. The sticker also had an arrow on it , pointing straight at the vent hole , just to make doubly sure you didn't plug it up !
I've got some photo's of it on my computer somewhere , but I can't find them. No doubt I'll stumble across them.
 

Wayne

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#27
wayne,
yup - I was just saying I don't keep it shut up tight right now, so I shouldn't have any unequal pressure problems. thanks for clarifying the vent hole purpose, though.
Ah, I thought you were relating the two, but you just mentioned them in the same breath. Got it now. Sorry 'bout that.



I once had an AMF Flite 12 ( Minifish ) which had a "VENT" sticker , just below the cockpit vent hole. The sticker also had an arrow on it , pointing straight at the vent hole , just to make doubly sure you didn't plug it up !
I've got some photo's of it on my computer somewhere , but I can't find them. No doubt I'll stumble across them.
That's cool, never encountered that before. Not that something can't exist just because I haven't seen it :eek:. It is mentioned in the manual, or one of the manuals, but I've yet to see it identified directly on any of the boat models.

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beldar boathead

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#29
I definitely have seen a Sunfish with "hull vent" molded into the cockpit right by the vent. This was back when my cone was small - perhaps 1972 or 1973, and the Sunfish in question was from the '60s. That's all I can remember, but somehow the fact it said "hull vent" has stuck in my oversize cranium. BB
 
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