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    Sunfish or Zuma?

    Thanks for the input. When it comes time to get another sailboat it looks like I am going to buy a Sunfish. I am looking for a small easy to rig sailboat that I can sail myself. The Catalina 14.2 is a GREAT boat but it is to much for me to sail by myself. So a Sunfish it is. I need to keep my...
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    Sunfish or Zuma?

    I am trying to decide what boat I want to get after I sell my Catalina 14.2. There is a thread Sunfish, Laser, or Force 5 that "I" started and I got some very good information comparing those (3) boats. I was doing some looking and I came across the Zuma. The main looks to be rigged very much...
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    Sunfish, Laser, or Force 5?

    Thank you for all of the good information. I am looking for a boat for recreational sailing only. I typically sail on small inland lakes. I would typically sail in 15 MPH or less winds. Above 15 MPH was a little to much for me and the Catalina. I am looking for a small boat that would be easy to...
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    Sunfish, Laser, or Force 5?

    Webfoot thanks for the reply.I looked at the link that you attached and I do not understand what it is telling me.:( I have not raced and I do not know what the handicap is telling me. It looks like very good information to compare boat to boat. Could someone please explain. Thanks Roger L
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    Sunfish, Laser, or Force 5?

    I am trying to decide between a Sunfish, Laser, or Force 5. I currently have a Catalina 14.2 that I love to sail but the family is not interested in sailing. The Catalina is to much for me to sail by myself. I am trying to sell the Catalina and when I sell it I want to get a smaller boat. I like...
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    Is this a Sunfish?

    Thanks for all of the GREAT information. I do not know if I want a real project boat at this time. However, what is the dry wieght of a Sunfish hull. If I go to look at one I can take a scale with me and weigh the hull to see if it is full of water. Thanks Again Roger L
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    Is this a Sunfish?

    Thanks for the information. From the add the guy is asking $500.00 OBO for the boat. He said it was left in the garage at the house he bought and he knows nothing about the boat. I might give him a call. Where is a good place to get Sunfish parts? Thanks Again Roger L
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    Is this a Sunfish?

    I saw an add for a 14' AMF Alcort sailboat. The owner does not know what the boat is. It looks like a Sunfish but the fish on the sail is not correct. Does anyone know what this boat is. Thanks Roger L
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    Need Ideas for a Team Trailer

    If your school has a engineering department go talk to the dean of Mechanical Engineering. There are probobly some of the mechanical guys that could design the trailer for you. Then see if there is a local fab shop that could build it for you. Start with a 5x7 utility trailer that can be bought...
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    Thinking about buying a Laser

    Thank you for all of the good information. I have a few questions. When you say that I will get wet sailing a laser is it because I will get wet from hiking out or because the boat will capsize and I will end up in the water? If the boat does capsize does the Laser have a tendency to turtle? How...
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    Thinking about buying a Laser

    Northfield is half way between Cleveland and Akron. I do most of my sailing on LaDue reservoir and Pymatuning reservoir. LaDue is kind of small but it is electric motor only. Pymatuning is 10HP max so I do not have to worry about being a target for the jet skis. Roger L
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    Thinking about buying a Laser

    I currently own a Catalina 14.2 and enjoy sailing it very much. However, my wife and son do not enjoy sailing as much as I do. I just start having fun and thay are ready to come in. I feel that the Catalina is a little to big for me to sail single handed. Therfore, I am looking to buy a smaller...
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