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Jul 22, 2006, 05:12 PM
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My not yet finished Footy

Here is my footy so far, all i made was the hull and rudder, more to come.

what do you guys think so far?

thanks, jake
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Jul 22, 2006, 09:44 PM
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Looks good. I may borrow that detail on the deck. Good idea. I really like the striping too.
Jul 22, 2006, 10:07 PM
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Yep, I agree, the splash rail on the deck looks like an excellent idea! lookin good, Jake!
Jul 22, 2006, 10:43 PM
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a splash guard , genious!!!!
Jul 22, 2006, 11:16 PM
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haha, thanks guys. The splash gaurd idea came from my real sailboat(SunFish), its a little 14' (i think) speedy type boat, single sail..lots of fun. All i need to finish this is some brass tubing and dowels for the sails. anybody no the measurements for a Cat sail for a 1ft footy?

thanks again, jake

oh, and the splash gaurd it made from a thin strip of balsa to get the frame, then I used spackling for teh curvature on the front.
Jul 22, 2006, 11:20 PM
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Hee hee, fun boat the sunfish... lots of good memories!
Jul 22, 2006, 11:38 PM
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I have considered a splash rail on some of mine, but it was not appropriate for any of the models. Glad you did it! Good extra protection for the diving bow syndrome The hull looks good!
Jul 23, 2006, 12:27 AM
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aerominded, i LOVE my sunfish, its so much fun, quick too.
bobstar, Thank you for complimenting
Jul 23, 2006, 09:56 AM
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How about a model of the Sunfish? Has anyone thought of this? I think it would a great project, and a simple model, with a simple rig. Any comments on this?
Jul 23, 2006, 12:26 PM
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mr Fix it, I had thought of making a model sunfish before, but I am not yet a skilled enough builder to take that leap. I will eventually try it though i hope! If anyone needs measurements on the sunfish, I can give them too you.
Jul 23, 2006, 01:30 PM
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I wish I could remember who made it but there was a sunfish kit produced a while ago- either Dumas or Sterling, I'm guessing. I think it was designed as a 'free sailer'-- the hull of the sunfish being so shallow that putting old standard sized RC gear in it would have been a challenge!

An RC sunfish model in the 30" range could be a lot of fun to build! it has a straight forward hull shape, etc...

Hee hee, the ones I used to sail back in the 70's and early '80's had factory 'racing stripes' on the decks and aluminum trim around the hull to deck joint! I guess they changed the molds a few years ago and have made them a bit more refined.

Jul 23, 2006, 01:44 PM
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aerominded, mine is an '84 with double race stripes goin diagonaly on the bow, along with the aluminum trim.
Jul 23, 2006, 01:55 PM
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Hee hee, sounds like the same style! I guess they have changed the hull to deck joint on them so that they are more like Lasers. Nicer for hiking and easier to build.

do you race your sunfish?
Jul 23, 2006, 02:27 PM
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i want to race it, but my mom never realy takes me out to sail it . we've had it for 2 years now and its only been out 1 time, sadly. I bug her everyday, literaly, to go sailing but her excuse is always "its not windy enough(when it is windy enuff) or, "I have stuff to do".
Jul 23, 2006, 02:47 PM
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Well, keep at it! remind your mom that you don't have to have a lot of wind to have a lot of fun, especially if there is another Sunfish on the lake at the same time!

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