Monday, April 14, 2014

Sunfish Pickin Columbus GA Hoops and Yoyo

Found a couple of Sunfish in Columbus Georgia, call signs Hoops (red stripes) and YoYo (inverted). Hoops is a AMF 1978 and YoYo is a Pearson 1992.

From SBR 3: Jan 2014-

Sail for Hoops is pretty worn, stained and has some pinholes. Also put on upside down.

From SBR 3: Jan 2014-

From SBR 3: Jan 2014-

From SBR 3: Jan 2014-

Hoops was holding about 4 gallons of water and is about 40 pounds heavy, water trapped in the foam. A good start will be adding a drain plug to keep water OUT.

From SBR 3: Jan 2014-

Mast needs a new cap. The replacement comes with small pins, so look for them when unpacking the new cap. They are used to hold the cap in place.

From SBR 3: Jan 2014-

From SBR 3: Jan 2014-

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YoYo has a great sail, mast and spars.

From SBR 3: Jan 2014-

From SBR 3: Jan 2014-

Weird black paint on the bottom, that will be removed.

From SBR 3: Jan 2014-

Small damaged area of fiberglass on the chine.

From SBR 3: Jan 2014-

Removed the damaged fiberglass with a diamond rasp.

From SBR 3: Jan 2014-

Made a blind patch with cardboard and woven roving.

From SBR 3: Jan 2014-

From SBR 3: Jan 2014-

From SBR 3: Jan 2014-

Set epoxy cup in an open area to harden, it heats up and could start a fire.

From SBR 3: Jan 2014-

Filled in the area with peanut butter consistency epoxy and filler.

From SBR 3: Jan 2014-

Started sanding off the black paint.

From SBR 3: Jan 2014-

From SBR 3: Jan 2014-

New bailer is in stock.

From SBR 3: Jan 2014-

04 Apr 14: Cut an inspection hole in Hoops to dry out foam, she weighs over 170 pounds. I used the inner cap as a template for the hole, palced midway between the daggerboard well and coaming. Drilled a 1/4 inch starter hole for the jigsaw.

From SBR 3: Jan 2014-

From SBR 3: Jan 2014-

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03 Apr 14: Picked up Hoop's and YoYo's trailer also.

From SBR 3: Jan 2014-

Trying to dry out Hoops with a bathroom vent fan and a shop light, this could take a while.

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Oops, foam is loose inside, and pretty wet. Backer block looks good though.

From SBR 3: Jan 2014-

Bow handle backer block is loose, not good, I'll have to open up the bow.

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07 Apr 14: bow handle held on by plastic anchors, and there is another hole hiding there. more patches!

From SBR 3: Jan 2014-

Removed trim rivets with 1/8 inch drill bit. Trim will pop loose with a few taps, take care to not bend trim, especially around rivet holes as it can snap.

From SBR 3: Jan 2014-

From SBR 3: Jan 2014-

Insert ax to knife into deck/hull seam and start a split. Use putty knife and hammer to continue the split. Split deck back to forward edge of cockpit. Do not split mast tube, daggerboard or cockpit.
Halyard block backer block.

From SBR 3: Jan 2014-

Halyard cleat backer block.

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Mast tube base.

From SBR 3: Jan 2014-

Daggerboard trunk.

From SBR 3: Jan 2014-

Gudgeon backer.

From SBR 3: Jan 2014-

Stern foam. Big blob is the expanding foam used to hold flotation blocks in place. Blocks also increase rigidity of the hull.

From SBR 3: Jan 2014-

From SBR 3: Jan 2014-

Rremoved 30 pounds of wet expanding foam.

From SBR 3: Jan 2014-

Removed splashguard, found more plastic anchors.

From SBR 3: Jan 2014-

Rudder inspector.

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Monday, April 7, 2014