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post #9 of Old 06-24-2011
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Originally Posted by WDSchock View Post
Buy it - great first boat -

Note they all leak - go and put an inspection port in to help dry it out.

Look on web 'inspection port for sunfish' - you'll find instructions
Look on web ' learn to sail a sunfish in 3 days '

Enjoy, practice capsizing and righting - it will do you good when you actually do capsize, plus once you are good at you'll have Fun cooling off.
Now that is an endorsement.
My sailing club puts drain holes on the 'transom' of the Sunfish so with the hull dragged up on the beach it will drain out with minimal persuasion.

As WDSchock suggested you can also add a 6" circular inspection port in the deck behind the 'splash guard' that will help the hull dry out. The factory made drain hole is on the beam of the boat which requires you to prop it up to get it to drain.

There is a 'Sunfish sailor' group over at Yahoo with thousands of members.

You can't go wrong with a Sunfish as it is cheap, easy to set up and easy to offload when the time comes. You might even find that you miss the simplicity of a Sunfish when you do move up to a bigger boat.

I swear I have got a Sunfish to go 6+ knots while up on a plane.

"The cure for anything is salt water~ sweat, tears, or the sea." ~Isak Denesen

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