Thanks, Kent! This is really awesome and something to aspire too. Same as others, I hope to retire on the water one day and look forward to building a similar setup. In fact I may actually consider a mini-version after I move next year.
I wonder if you could also put a dollar store beach ball in the cockpit to keep the cover from pooling down.
@signal charlie - really admiring your shelter (and dolly budget!). Did you build it from scratch? Curious to hear more about the build as I’m thinking of doing similar at my next house.
I have both a mini and a newer full sized question. I always thought about seeing the effect of swapping rigs to create 1) a Sunfish “radial” rig for the kids and 2) a turbocharged mini that could be a blast on days I don’t mind getting wet.
Thanks! I really like how the hull length “racing” stripe makes her look nice and sporty. Red/White color scheme has really grown on me and provides nice contrast.
It’s now my favorite Sunfish look and if I could do it all over again I would get the exact same one.
I was recently asked to post some pics of my 2014 Sunfish “Sunny”. I’ve had her for 2 seasons and she’s been nothing but pure joy for me and the family. My 7-year old loves going out and taking a turn on the tiller.
We typically sail on the lake at my local park where we’ll frequently see 1-2...
So I messaged the poster yesterday and someone was already looking at it, and I'm guessing by now took it home.
Oh well. It was fun to imagine for a little while. Would have been a nice little salvage restoration project.
Hopefully the person who picked it up is on this forum and can give...
Yeah. I like the idea of not crushing my dolly.
The strap around the stern is a really good suggestion. Wish my trailer had a winch and may try to jury rig one with some block and tackle.
Will bring beer... even if no takers, I can at least drink it myself for the courage.
I have my Seitech beach dolly that I would plan to bring along. Hope the sand is wet. Good suggestion to bring a drill with a hole saw as well.
Just to clarify in your experience, assuming it's drained, how heavy is a waterlogged sunfish hull likely to be? Are we talking ~200lbs or more...
So I think I found her here on Google Maps!
Assuming she’s in the same spot it looks like she’s not far from shore. Maybe I can grab her at low tide and drag her onto the beach where I could drain the hull. One problem might be finding a ramp where I can get her onto my trailer.
I was amused by this posting that I found as I was browsing CL this evening.
By the look of the algae on the deck/cockpit it seems to have been submerged for quite some time. It also made me wonder if folks have successfully kept their Sunfish moored or wet slipped.
That Daysailer in the...