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I went sailing a couple of years ago on a sunfish and got hooked. Through a long line of family members i am getting a wooden sailfish and am just looking for some advice on maintaining it and techniques for sailing.
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I went sailing a couple of years ago on a sunfish and got hooked. Through a long line of family members i am getting a wooden sailfish and am just looking for some advice on maintaining it and techniques for sailing.
You might be better off at the WoodenBoat Magazines forum for maint tips.
http://www.woodenboatvb.com/vbulletin/upload/
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thank you for your help and advice, it is much appreciated. By the way, the boat is only about 6 years old; my brother's father-in-law (pete) got it from a college buddy of his who had hand made it just for fun. Pete didn't have any room for it anymore and asked me if i wanted to take it. so that's the story behind my first sail boat. i'm sorry if it seems like i'm rambling on, i'm a little drunk right now.
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thank you for your help and advice, it is much appreciated. By the way, the boat is only about 6 years old; my brother's father-in-law (pete) got it from a college buddy of his who had hand made it just for fun. Pete didn't have any room for it anymore and asked me if i wanted to take it. so that's the story behind my first sail boat. i'm sorry if it seems like i'm rambling on, i'm a little drunk right now.
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i am getting a wooden sailfish and am just looking for some advice on maintaining it and techniques for sailing... the boat is only about 6 years old
Oh, so this is a kit or a homebuilt copy of the Alcort classic wood models from the 1940s thru 1960s. Should still sail similarly. Check out the owner's support group, Yahoo.com, Sunfish Sailor. They have members with fiberglass and wood models from every year.



when I raced sunfish as a kid I had a book called Sail it Flat
There's a book you can get through Amazon called The Sunfish Bible that has that book as one of its chapters.
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