Also looking for a used Sunfish

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  1. wfoster04

    wfoster04 New Member

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    I'm trying to find a race-rigged boat in decent condition, for use as a club racer and junior training boat, but am having trouble finding any listings of used boats. Any leads would be greatly appreciated.

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  2. DanB

    DanB Crabber

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    For what you are looking for the Sunfish fleets and clubs in your area would be a good place to start ( http://www.sunfishclass.org/~midatlantic/blog ) If you want to look farther out check the other US Regional Sites ( http://www.sunfishclass.org ). You may have more success picking up a sound boat and making the upgrades yourself. Watch craigslist in your region ( http://philadelphia.craigslist.org ). Currently about a dozen listed in the Philly area alone, though not all may meet your criteria.
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  3. Wavedancer

    Wavedancer Upside down? Staff Member

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    As Dan already pointed out, you don't really need to find a boat with 'race rigging' because one can buy all that stuff (sail, outhaul and cunningham cleats and lines) afterwards. The longer 'race' daggerboard is a big plus if you want to race, but that's usually not considered 'rigging'. Anyway, the most important point is a nice, dry hull. Other than that, just do the $ math to estimate the final cost of a boat you find, after upgrading her.

     
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    wfoster04 New Member

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    Thank you both...I really appreciate the info.

    Bill Foster
     
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