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06-06-2007 03:18 AM
dan2007 see POST: Drilling A Drainage Hole in Sunfish Hull???

I listed a good resource for information about Sunfish maintenance there.

05-23-2007 03:16 PM
duffer1960 My old sunfish has a small brass screw in plug in the stern, and one each on the port and starboard sides of the deck near the widest point of the beam.
05-22-2007 10:18 PM
yotphix Ahem...Not that I would have any personal experience with this, running a sunfish daggerboard into a rock could cause cracks in the daggerboard trunk that would allow water in that would not necessarily find it's way out. Other spots might be hiding behind the aluminum trim around the hull/deck joint, or under the splash coaming or the bottom of the mast step.

About the only way you will get the water out is to drill some small holes in the bottom and then repair them with epoxy or whatever you like when it is dry.

As a side note, if anyone ever wondered what a submarine sailboat would look like, a waterlogged sunfish with two adults on it will give you a good idea, and will continue to sail downwind as long as the boom stays out of the water!
05-22-2007 10:04 PM
water in sunfish hull

I have an old- 30+yrs I believe sunfish. It has water in the hull but no apparent drain plug or means to drain it. Any suggestions for both getting the water out and then figuring out how it got in? thanks alot

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