bought a Sunfish from I was told a racer he deleted the self Bailer from the cockpit what was the reason for that? Should I Replace? I can’t imagine handbilling while sailing any suggestions thank you ?
Doesn't make sense. Getting rid of the bailer is against the Class rules.
For weekend/leisure sailors a stopper in the hole will work, but the Sunfish bailer will work better. I agree that you don't want to bail while sailing in windy conditions.
I recommend the current (and usually readily available) plastic one, but you do have to be somewhat careful with those. Dragging the boat up a rocky shore with the boat leaning to the left will damage or break the bailer. The part number is LP91026 ($46)
The older metal ones show up from time to time in the For Sale section on this Forum, or elsewhere.
I think that I have a used (plastic) one in my collection of spare parts...