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Old September 24th, 2012, 04:52 PM   #41
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Old September 24th, 2012, 05:02 PM   #42
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When I go out on Cass lake I see a ton of people sailing in circles. Is that really fun?
I go to MIS and see a bunch of jerk offs in v8 powered cars going in circles. Is that really fun? I go to off shore power racing and they have big v8's and go in circles, is that supposed to be fun too?
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Old September 24th, 2012, 06:39 PM   #43
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When I go out on Cass lake I see a ton of people sailing in circles. Is that really fun?
Don't all boats on a lake eventually go "full circle"? Your comment doesn't really make sense to me. Where else would they go on a lake?
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Old September 24th, 2012, 10:54 PM   #44
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They set up buoys on a small section of the lake and do small circle. They don't use the whole lake and they are right on top of each other. I don't think they are racing, either.
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I go to MIS and see a bunch of jerk offs in v8 powered cars going in circles. Is that really fun? I go to off shore power racing and they have big v8's and go in circles, is that supposed to be fun too?
going fast is fun. There is a reason you don't see people doing laps at MIS to get the best MPG. No one would watch.
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Old September 25th, 2012, 05:53 AM   #46
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going fast is fun. There is a reason you don't see people doing laps at MIS to get the best MPG. No one would watch.
Craig Vetter probably would.
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Scotty too.
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Old September 28th, 2012, 11:51 AM   #48
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It wasn't sitting on a trailer and I don't know the condition of the sails. The boat itself looked descent at a glance from 55mph.
stopped and looked at the $100 boat today, on the deck it says "water logged, would make great garden boat" but it seems to be all there, has a sail, mast, rudder, and the center fin thing...
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stopped and looked at the $100 boat today, on the deck it says "water logged, would make great garden boat" but it seems to be all there, has a sail, mast, rudder, and the center fin thing...
its trash. the plywood is fucked.
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its trash. the plywood is fucked.
i thought they were all fiberglass?
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Old September 28th, 2012, 12:06 PM   #51
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i thought they were all fiberglass?
most boats are fiberglass over plywood. My dad has a MFI industries Islander thats 100% fiberglass, its heavy but wont ever rot.
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stopped and looked at the $100 boat today, on the deck it says "water logged, would make great garden boat" but it seems to be all there, has a sail, mast, rudder, and the center fin thing...
Most of all the parts seem to be pretty compatible between the different boats. Make him an offer, if the stuff is in decent shape. You could find another boat and have a decent set of spares. You could also fix the boat, but it may not be worth doing, since you can pick these up pretty cheap.
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Most of all the parts seem to be pretty compatible between the different boats. Make him an offer, if the stuff is in decent shape. You could find another boat and have a decent set of spares. You could also fix the boat, but it may not be worth doing, since you can pick these up pretty cheap.
If its waterlogged then its not worth it to fix, you would be basically making a new boat. the fiberglass cracks allowing water to seep into the plywood and it swells, rots and is almost impossible to fix without replacing all of it.
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i thought they were all fiberglass?
they are. They have a fiberglass shell and there are blocks of foam inside to add buoyancy. I read some stuff about fixing them. Sometimes the blocks come loose from the boat if water is leaking in. You can drill inspection holes in the boat and fit a cover over them. It gives you an access point to glue back down the foam, fixing leak spots, and dry the inside of the boat out.
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If its waterlogged then its not worth it to fix, you would be basically making a new boat. the fiberglass cracks allowing water to seep into the plywood and it swells, rots and is almost impossible to fix without replacing all of it.
I'm pretty sure there isn't any wood. It's the foam that gets waterlogged, but it can be an easy fix:

http://kb.sunfishforum.com/images/Dried_Sunfish.pdf
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I'm pretty sure there isn't any wood. It's the foam that gets waterlogged, but it can be an easy fix:

http://kb.sunfishforum.com/images/Dried_Sunfish.pdf
I see. damn your facts. we used to have a big fishing boat, cannot remember the brand. it became waterlogged and the main beams rotted out. it was a fiberglass shell over mush. its in the marina in the sky now.
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so this actually might be worth buying then?
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so this actually might be worth buying then?
since I am wrong about the construction of these then possibly. it could have a cracked hull or other reasons it leaks, it could have foam that is waterlogged from improper storage. if the hull is watertight then I would do it. just sawzall a hole, replace foam, replace cut out and patch over.
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since I am wrong about the construction of these then possibly. it could have a cracked hull or other reasons it leaks, it could have foam that is waterlogged from improper storage. if the hull is watertight then I would do it. just sawzall a hole, replace foam, replace cut out and patch over.
i've seen pictures of people getting some sort of port to put in there, might not be a bad idea, did a search for it and seems alot of people just dry out the foam.
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These inspection ports would be nice, and they aren't too expensive.

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