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|06-06-2007 02:07 AM|
There's a great source for Sunfish and similar type beach craft information at an owner's support group: sunfish_sailor : Sunfish Sailor
Instructions for leak testing and photos & diagrams for keeping the innards dry and flotation buoyant.
|05-25-2007 10:51 PM|
Thanks for the suggestions. I don't know the age of either of my two sunfish boats....but I think the newer one is the one that has a drain plug and the older one (one I just got) is the one with a water problem. It will be a little bit of a challenge to find out exactly where I'm taking water in from but it sounds like I won't do any harm by installing a drain plug if I get one of these kits.....so thanks so much. Will post my results to let you all know how it worked.l....thanks.
|05-25-2007 10:43 PM|
|05-25-2007 08:29 PM|
|CharlieCobra||My V-21 has a permanent drainplug but it's too high up the transom to be useful unless she's really flooded.|
|05-25-2007 07:09 PM|
Drilling A Drainage Hole in Sunfish Hull???
Has anyone ever drilled a permanent drainage hole and used a removable plug in one of these older sunfish ..........
So if it needs to be drained again you have easy accessability??? I have no idea how water is getting in the hull. I will try to find out and repair it ..but if I can't I just don't see drilling drainage holes in it every few weeks..(uses)
I aquired an older sunfish last week. Don't know how old. We took it out for a couple hours and found that we had aquired some water in the hull. We turned it upside down hoping the water would drain out of the bailer but it didn't. Our other Sunfish (age unknown) has a drain plug in the back and a circular opening on the deck at the back. I can open either one of these and drain water out of the hull.
(It was suggested on another thread submitted by LEWFOX that they drill some holes in the hull to drain the water and then patch them but I can't see doing this repeatedly if I can't find the leak). If anyone has any experience with this problem any suggestion (or detailed instructions) would be appreciated. Thanks.