Flying Fish

Discussion in 'Sailing Talk' started by Banoe, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. Banoe

    Banoe New Member

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    Some one offered me a Flying Fish sail boat today. I havent seen it yet does some one have a picture or info on the boat? I think It was made by AMF
     
  2. tag

    tag my2fish

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    are you a member at the Yahoo Sunfish Sailor Group?
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sunfish_sailor/

    if not, join up over there, and look in the "Files" section.
    Look in "Files" -> then "Clonefish" -> then "Clonefish Documents"
    there is a filed called: "Flyingfish Document.pdf"

    it looks pretty brief, though.

    cheers,
    my2fish
     
  3. mental floss

    mental floss Member

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    My grandfather had a Flying Fish when I was a kid. At the time all I'd ever sailed was the Sunfish. Although not especially nimble, it seemed a little faster than the Sunfish but much more comfortable and dry, especially in a blow. If I remember correctly, it had a fully battened sail and the mast was an unstayed fiberglass rig that seemed to have a disintegrating surface.
     
  4. Banoe

    Banoe New Member

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    Well I picked up the Flying Fish today. It is white with a green deck pretty rough but seems complete. It does have a long whippy fiber glass mast. Got a old rusty trailer too that despite all the rust seems pretty solid and quite heavy. I will shoot some pictures tomorrow when I get to shoveling out the leaves and mud from the cockpit.
     
  5. Bill Brewer

    Bill Brewer New Member

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    I have an AMF Flying Fish out here in California. I've had it for 16 years. Very enjoyable. Fast to rig, easy to teach sailing in. Fun sailing. I would be interested in starting some sort of Flying Fish forum on Yahoo groups or something. I wonder how many still survive? Mine is white with blue top deck, red & white sail. Banoe, how is your boat coming along? Who else out there has a flying fish? I had a new sail made about 11 years ago. The guy said that I have an AMF Barracude and put a barracuda emblem on the sail. It used to have a crude looking flying fish emblem on the first sail. 4 island Lake with cynthia 028.JPG
     

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