Really nice, original 1978 AMF Sunfish Sailboat + 1984 Balko Trailer + Parts

Discussion in 'Sunfish For Sale' started by pzierz, Jan 26, 2011.

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  1. pzierz

    pzierz New Member

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    Here's what I can tell you about the boat and trailer:

    1978 AMF Sunfish Sailboat
    1984 Balko Trailer
    + Extra mast, sail, rudder, daggerboard and other rigging

    I purchased the sailboat and trailer from the second owner in Michigan in
    2004. The boat had been stored in a garage for something like 22 of the 25
    year up to that point and was in pristine condition. I sailed it
    occasionally for about two years and stored it under our screened porch
    where it was protected from rain and had a full cover on it which we just
    removed this month due to dry rot. So the boat is still in very, very nice
    condition for its age. A real peach. A true classic.

    The boat is white with two orange stripes across the front and rear deck and
    orange coaming.

    I haven't sailed the boat in about 4 years, but the sail was in great shape
    as was all the other rigging. Unless something dry-rotted, which I think
    unlikely, it should be good to sail. I think it has a racing daggerboard
    (white), but don't know about the sail.

    The trailer came with the boat and does not appear to be galvanized, but it
    is painted silver and shows some very light surface rust. I had repaired
    the trailer electrical when I first got the trailer & boat, but haven't
    tried them since stowing the boat.

    I've also got a bunch of spare parts that I bought separately. Mast,
    rigging, rudder, daggerboard (maybe 2), etc. I think it may be everything
    needed for another boat minus the hull. I'm still digging things out.

    I'm not sure what a fair price is since it's a bit rare to find a vintage
    boat in such good, original condition. How about $1,600 obo for everything.
    I'd be willing to sell the extra parts separately as a single lot.
     
  2. stefanieroe

    stefanieroe New Member

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    Hi there. I am very interested in the boat but it is alot pricer than any others I have seen for that model and year (though I understand it comes with an etc sail, rudder, etc. Please contact me at stefanieroe@gmail.com if you are willing to come down in exchange for keeping the extra parts. Many thanks, Stefanie
     
  3. powergroove

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    Im interested in mast, boom, rudder casting if you have all that and is post 1972 rudder casting. Im in Columbia. pm me or hit me at
    windzblowin@ the mail that is hot dot com.

    thanks!
     
  4. mae

    mae New Member

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    I live near Greensboro & am interested in seeing the boat. Please contact me at merikson01@yahoo.com.

    Thanks, Matt
     
  5. hirschnc

    hirschnc New Member

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    Is your boat still for sale? I live in Cary and would like to see it. drop me a note at hirschnc@nc.rr.com.
     
  6. nikki c

    nikki c New Member

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    hi is your boat still for sale? thank you for your time.
     
  7. stefanieroe

    stefanieroe New Member

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    Yes, it is- I just put up the ad yesterday. Let me know if you are interested. Thanks
     
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    nikki c New Member

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    where is the boat located? is the description from jan 26 still correct?
     
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