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Forum: Learning to Sail   07-15-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 4,648
Posted By Magnum Wheel Man
Re: learned long ago on a Sunfish... bought a vintage Sidewinder

Glad I could help... hope your shirts turn out good, & glad I could bring back some fond memories...
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-15-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 4,648
Posted By Magnum Wheel Man
Re: learned long ago on a Sunfish... bought a vintage Sidewinder

unfortunately, I haven't had time to get the boat out since I bought it... but this is a pic of the sail logo ( if that's what you were looking for ) from the pictures, when I bought it... I could...
Forum: Learning to Sail   06-07-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 4,648
Posted By Magnum Wheel Man
Re: learned long ago on a Sunfish... bought a vintage Sidewinder

thanks for the info guys... I think I want to replace the inspection ports, before I put her on the lake, just to keep a little more water out of where it doesn't belong...
Forum: Learning to Sail   06-06-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 4,648
Posted By Magnum Wheel Man
Re: learned long ago on a Sunfish... bought a vintage Sidewinder

This is purely cosmetic, but anyone know where to get corner trim that looks like this ??? the one on the other side is broken & missing

also... a lot of rigging in this picture... can anyone tell...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-06-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 633
Posted By Magnum Wheel Man
Re: newbie... bought a 70's Sidewinder in really nice shape... any parts available ??

on another thread, I was given a link to the access port pieces I needed... still looking for a source for the self bailing valve that would match my bubba'd up mechanism... any eye deers ???
Forum: Learning to Sail   06-06-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 4,648
Posted By Magnum Wheel Man
Re: learned long ago on a Sunfish... bought a vintage Sidewinder

WOW... got a chance to look through the link... storage bags, drink holders, clear lids... perfect...

how about a replacement bailer ??? I see mine is all bubba'd up with silicone... so not sure...
Forum: Learning to Sail   06-06-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 4,648
Posted By Magnum Wheel Man
Re: learned long ago on a Sunfish... bought a vintage Sidewinder

OVERBORED... thanks for the link... I'm not sure of the size ( maybe 6" ??? ) but that's just what I was looking for... thanks
Forum: Learning to Sail   06-06-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 4,648
Posted By Magnum Wheel Man
Re: learned long ago on a Sunfish... bought a vintage Sidewinder

the biggest issue, is the 2 ports in the front ( there is also one in the rear )

tried to post a pic, & a link to photo bucket, but I don't have enough posts yet...
Forum: Learning to Sail   06-06-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 4,648
Posted By Magnum Wheel Man
Re: learned long ago on a Sunfish... bought a vintage Sidewinder

in reality... a canoe paddle is probably what I'll start with... thanks for the info...

is there a source for the plastic parts I need, or am I likely to be fabbing them from aluminum ??? in...
Forum: Learning to Sail   06-06-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 4,648
Posted By Magnum Wheel Man
Re: learned long ago on a Sunfish... bought a vintage Sidewinder

yes... that's my new ( old ) boat... mines red... seen the sailing for dummys on Amazon, but haven't bought anything yet...

I enjoy designing & fabricating, so right now, I'm just trying to put...
Forum: Learning to Sail   06-06-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 4,648
Posted By Magnum Wheel Man
learned long ago on a Sunfish... bought a vintage Sidewinder

memory is pretty rusty, but have been wanting a small sailboat for a while now, almost bought a small cat last year, but the Sidewinder must have been meant to be...

seems I can start with that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-06-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 633
Posted By Magnum Wheel Man
newbie... bought a 70's Sidewinder in really nice shape... any parts available ???

honestly... I haven't sailed in years, since I was a kid at camp... seems now that I'm over 50, I'm liking to do things I did as a kid... I learned on a Sunfish size boat at camp, & found ( what I...
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