Super Sunfish Rigging Instructions?

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I own a 1977 Super Sunfish with recreational and Race Rigging. I understand the Race set-up is either similar to, or identical to the laser rig. Is anyone aware of any resources that explain how to set up and use the race option on this Sunfish? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

Wavedancer

Upside down?
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The yahoogroups.com Sunfish site has good info. You need to join first (free). Then go to the Files section and look for the Super Sunfish folder.
 
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The main difference is that the Laser mainsheet attaches to the bridle at the stern, where the Super sheets mid-boom to a block on the traveler. Can you tell me the width and length and thickness of the 3 battens for the Super sail? Thanks, and have fun!
 
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Your suggestions have been very helpful, I believe I will be able to rig the race option now.

The thickness of the battens are just shy of
3/16th " at the widest point. The lengths are as follows. 33 5/8ths", 30" and 20 3/8ths". The width is 5/8" for each batten.

FYI, they have " Glastic Battens, Holbrook Marine Inc. " molded in relief on the tips.
 

Crim

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First post here!

Just purchased a '73 sunfish that came w/ standard class rigging, along with the super sunfish rigging. The previous owner really didnt seem to know much about the boat or how to properly rig it. Thanks for posting those pictures, I was fairly certain the way he showed me to rig it was not correct.



Thanks!
Stephen
 

Crim

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Attached are four 'rigging' pictures which I just rediscovered. I made these pictures prior to selling the boat. The rig had barely been used; the hull had many years of use.

Good luck with the Super Sunfish.
Hey Wavedancer, do you know which block and clam cleat you have for your mainsheet? It looks like this is the piece that I am missing.

Thanks!
Stephen
 
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Just a Thanks for all who helped us rig the Super Sunfish. I must admit we had a wonderful time with the recreational rig, then we experimented with the Super Sunfish rig. The latter turned out to be quite a handfull, even though our vacation in the Adirondacks turned out to have mild winds for sailing, many of us joined the " turtle club ". Fortunately we did not lose our mast, boom and sail. I favor the Super Rig to the recreational allthough it requires you to stay alert for any wind changes, ( gusts ). We found that it does not pay to " clip in " the main sheet, as this can lead to capsizing the vessel unexpectedly in the slightest wind shear.
 

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Attached are four 'rigging' pictures which I just rediscovered. I made these pictures prior to selling the boat. The rig had barely been used; the hull had many years of use.

Good luck with the Super Sunfish.
Thanks so much for posting these photos. Rigging our minifish with a super sunfish rig.
 
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Your suggestions have been very helpful, I believe I will be able to rig the race option now.

The thickness of the battens are just shy of
3/16th " at the widest point. The lengths are as follows. 33 5/8ths", 30" and 20 3/8ths". The width is 5/8" for each batten.

FYI, they have " Glastic Battens, Holbrook Marine Inc. " molded in relief on the tips.
Very helpful information here! Thanks
 
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