Big windstorm some weeks ago dropped a large tree on the garage containing my spars for Sunfish, and Sailfish. Both masts and sails survived, but upper and lower booms are done for.
Looking to buy 2 sets of good spars. I'm near Rochester NY, so can come get them in mid or western NY.
The Sailfish may do better in very light air, and planes easily directly downwind.
It's much narrower than a Sunfish, and is much more of a balancing act.
The one time I had both in the water, it was pretty windy, and the Sunfish was a good deal faster and more controllable than the Sailfish.
If the Sailfish rudder is set up properly, it will trip or release when grounding. I usually had mine adjusted so pulling up on the tiller would release it. Useful in weedy water. Only had it out in brisk wind a few times. The rudder never gave me trouble.
Upgrading is possible, but the...
I had 2 sets of spars handy to measure.
1st goes to a pre AMF, fiberglass Sailfish.
From interlocking eyebolt to center of block eyestrap is 74.5", and 60" between centers to the block eyestrap on the tail end.
2nd set goes to a 74 Sunfish.
67.5 to the first block, and 58.5 between centers to...
Boat had to weigh close to 300 pounds last spring when I got it. Waited until a nice day in October to cut some ports in it.
Hull is thinner than I expected. It's less than 1/10th inch.
Don't put your port where I did. There is a reinforcement bonded under the deck, that runs through this...