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08-16-2009 05:50 PM
stevegmusic THAT WOULD BE SO AWESOME. Depending on how good you wanted it to look. You could do it with a 2x4 and some toggle bolts. Then you could just add an eye to the sprit to attach the forestay and away you go.
08-16-2009 04:16 PM
nereussailor Why not put a bow sprit on it somehow and get the forestay out a little further.

Dave
08-15-2009 12:25 PM
stevegmusic Sunfish are great fun. My question is, no matter what you fasten the top of the jib to, how the heck would you get the bottom of the jib around the point of the lateen when throwing a tack? First I was thinking you could get a longer mast post at any hardware store, that way you could do all kinds of interesting things, like lifting the boom a little higher, and having a point to hook the jib to, but again, it would be interesting to try and figure out how to move around the point of the mainsail without getting all kinds of caught up. Unless of course you stay on the same POS the whole time. Good luck, I would love to hear about what you do with it.
07-17-2009 10:34 PM
Tidewater Apparently there was a Sunfish jib kit available back in the 70's. Anyone heard of this?
07-15-2009 10:43 AM
Tidewater
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Originally Posted by Flybyknight View Post
You are going to get a lot of lee helm, unless you move the mast astern.

Dick
Yea I was thinking that might happen, but hey I think I'm going to give it a shot and see what happens!
07-15-2009 09:00 AM
Flybyknight You are going to get a lot of lee helm, unless you move the mast astern.

Dick
07-15-2009 12:41 AM
scottyt tide water it can be simple

just use some 8 pvc pipe with some sort of cap, then a pipe clamped on to the boat to run out to the out rigger.

or use heat to put a bend in the 8 inch pvc to give the ends an up turn. belive it or not if you put the pipe supported at the ends and just let the sun hit it it will sag, might be faster if you painted them black thou
07-14-2009 11:44 PM
Tidewater scottyy, that is not a bad idea at all but i think it would be a hell of an undertaking and quite a bit of money to make that happen. I mine as well go out and buy a hobie cat. I'd like to work with the boat I have and add another sail somehow. Keep in mind, this is just for fun and I don't want to put a bunch of money into this project.
07-14-2009 11:40 PM
Tidewater
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Originally Posted by gulfcoastcruiser View Post
See if you can find the rigging and sails for a "Super Sunfish". I used to own one of these and it was a good bit faster than just the lanteen rig.
The super sunfish does look like it would be faster but I'd like to make something work with what I have already which is a regular old sunfish. I'm trying to be creative rather then go out and buy another boat
07-14-2009 11:39 PM
scottyt
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Originally Posted by Tidewater View Post
Whatd you mean an outrigger? Like extend the front of the boat?

no turn it into a trimaran, that way there is no heel and the sail can get more power with out flipping the boat
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