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Sail ring tips?


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Hi all, I have a brand new sunfish, and about half of my sail rings popped open in the first brisk wind - upon inspection, it looks as though they were never fully "closed".

I can't, for the life of me, figure out what I may be doing wrong in installing these things. If I hold one of the rings in my hand, it's easy enough to close properly without issue. But once it's on the boom and through the grommet, getting it to close all the way is impossible. I can't see any visible difference between the rings that worked and the ones that didn't, so I have to assume the issue is an error is on my part.

Any tips on how to install the sail rings?

Alan S. Glos

Well-Known Member
I use a weird pair of pliars with no "teeth" on the surfaces that touch the clips or sailcloth. Works fine and does not scuff up the clips or the sailcloth.

Alan Glos