Sailfish vs. Sunfish dagger board

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Hey gang. I have heard that the fiberglass Sailfish had a different rudder assembly than the Sunfish so a Sunfish rudder would not work on a Sailfish, but I was wondering if the daggerboards were interchangeable?
 
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interesting, thanks guys. I kind of have an itch to pick up a sailfish, and I keep running into incomplete boats. I am not afraid of the projects but there just is not a lot of specific info online about sailfish.
 
#6
For pleasure sailing... you can make the daggerboard any size you want. Too big is a little better than too small because you can pull up the excess, then clip it off. Its harder to add.
 

signal charlie

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The rudder is the same as the wooden Sunfish rudder. The daggerboards are interchangeable, and a longer version would be beneficial.
 

signal charlie

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#10
The Sailfish, Super Sailfish, wooden Sunfish and Super Sailfish MKII all used the same bronze rudder assembly hardware. The vertical plate measures 4 inches vs the fiberglass Sunfish "old style" rudder that measures around 7 inches.

You might post a Wanted Ad. Do you need the hardware, the blade or the whole assembly?
 
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