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    Beat up used Sunfish vs. Newport Panther - is it worth it?

    That's the one, the owner had repaired it (ugly, but should be watertight). For now I just taped some black gorilla tape over it to reassure myself. I've already taken the Minifish out several times now, including one brief adventure outside of the breakwater on Lake Ontario! It's super fun...
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    Beat up used Sunfish vs. Newport Panther - is it worth it?

    The long awaited update is in!! Sadly that Craigslist ad was outdated. Because I already bought the Panther yesterday! So my plan was to check out the minifish on Friday, then if I didn’t want it I would go get the Panther. But I was worried the panther wouldn’t last another day, so I refreshed...
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    Beat up used Sunfish vs. Newport Panther - is it worth it?

    Sorry to keep you all in suspense! I have not done anything yet, I'm still waiting until tomorrow morning when I can go check out the Minifish in person and see what condition it is in and how much they're asking for it, which will help my decision! I know, the waiting is killing me too.
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    Beat up used Sunfish vs. Newport Panther - is it worth it?

    That's really smart, I'll have to remember that when I inevitably cave and get a trailer hitch! It definitely is more appealing if it would serve other purposes.
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    Beat up used Sunfish vs. Newport Panther - is it worth it?

    Thanks for the advice! That'll come in handy no matter which boat I end up in.
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    Beat up used Sunfish vs. Newport Panther - is it worth it?

    Wow, good to know!! I wouldn't have thought to check that. Okay, so I could get a trailer hitch, which would eliminate the weight restriction. But then I would have to buy a trailer in addition to the hitch, which adds to my expenses so that might be more for the future. I have thought about...
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    Beat up used Sunfish vs. Newport Panther - is it worth it?

    So here is where I currently stand: I'm not going to bother with the beat up sunfish in my original post, not worth it. I am going to go check out the Minifish on Friday and see if it comes with all the parts, if it's in as good of condition as the photo suggests, and how much money the seller...
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    Beat up used Sunfish vs. Newport Panther - is it worth it?

    Thank you everyone for all the fast responses, I was not expecting so many replies! This is all super helpful. I have ruled out the beat up sunfish, and I am still tempted by the $95 panther because of its price and similarity to the sunfish, but I do have concerns about the weight. I checked...
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    Beat up used Sunfish vs. Newport Panther - is it worth it?

    Hi everyone, this is my first post on this forum. So I just got back from sailing a friend's sunfish and have decided I really want one. After checking my local Craigslist, I found one that has certainly seen better days, and I'm not sure if it is worth the $250 asking price. The hull looks...
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