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Re: sundance weekender 20... Calling Len ferry

Thanks wade for the heads up re lens post and identifying himself as the designer of the 23. Len, if you can see this, I'd like you to contact me at roger dott Conrad at mts dott net

I am attempting to get more information on the Sundance 20 weekender in terms of build history ie when did production start, when did it end, did the two cockpit styles coexist at some point during production or did one follow the other., and some info on Ed brown and the design of the original 20... Ie where did the design originate and when? These are all questions that give some history for our obscure little sailboats.
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Re: sundance weekender 20

Hello Fellow Sundance Sailboat Owners,

I own s/v Starsong, an El Mar Boat Company Sundance 20, hull number 21 (manufactured in 1973). Since purchasing my boat, I have had direct contact with only a few owners and like everyone, I could not find much Internet information about the company or our boats. I have posted a YouTube video and created an El Mar Boat Company Sailboats Facebook Group in hopes of locating other Sundance Sailboat enthusiasts to exchange valuable information about our boats.

So, check out my YouTube video;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVwo...ature=youtu.be

And the Facebook Group for Sundance Sailboats;

https://www.facebook.com/groups/696439123728150/

Thanks,
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Re: sundance weekender 20

Received this scan from an original Sundance 20 sales brochure by the former owner of the company!
Great to have this documentation!

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Re: sundance weekender 20

Hey guys. New to this forum. I just purchased a Sundance 20 hull # 6 and i have a question in regards to cockpit draining. As of now I have zero cockpit drains and rain water fills up the cockpit when not covered. I did discover some drains that have been filled and covered with fiberglass (these were underneath the cockpit area). I also noticed a some type of pipe (that is closed off) forward on the swing keel housing.

I was going to re-open these drains, then I though....wow someone really went through allot of work to cover these things up, and maybe for a good reason.

It appears that the cockpit flooring is at or almost at water level. How am I install drains/scuppers to keep water out of the cockpit, not only on the trailer, but under sail as well? What was the "factory" configuration for this? There are zero through holes on the hull that I am aware of.

Thank you all... Any help would be great.

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Re: sundance weekender 20

Hi Jason! Congratulations on the purchase of your SD20 hull number 6!

My boat, hull number 21, does have cockpit drains, a single drain at each aft end of each cockpit. The forward cockpit drain empties via a hose into the aft end of the centerboard trunk (a previous owner inserted a 'T' fitting there, under the cockpit floor, and affixed an additional drain off the back to a through hull about 3 inches aft of the centerboard trunk). The aft cockpit drain empties via a hose/through hull directly below the aft cockpit drain. So, I have 3 through hulls openings!

Is your sail number 6 and what color is the logo? Have you checked out the El Mar Boat Company FB page? I believe I recently added the ad for your boat, hull number 6, to our page.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/696439123728150/

Maybe we can get Len Ferry to comment about your cockpit drains.

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Re: sundance weekender 20

Thanks for the info on your boat. I will take some pictures of what I have this weekend and look at the mainsail as well. Hopefully taking her out this weekend, if its not too cold.
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Re: sundance weekender 20

Jason,

Here is an image of the through hull fittings/cockpit drains on my Sundance 20 Starsong ~



This image is a view from the back end of the starboard berth, looking to port, between the forward and aft cockpits. The back end of the port berth is visible as well as the forward end of the aft cockpit and the aft end of the forward cockpit above the centerboard case.

You can see the two 'original' drains from each cockpit. One from the aft end of the forward cockpit which drains into the centerboard case and one from the forward end of the aft cockpit which drains directly through the hull below it. At some point in the life of my boat, a previous owner installed a 'T' fitting at the forward cockpit drain (which drains into the centerboard case) and led another hose to an additional (3rd) through hull fitting.

I am not comfortable with the through hulls on my boat and will be swapping them out for 'proper' fittings with shut-offs and connectors.

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