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  1. Seaotter

    My Latest Bargain

    I love my Minifish! But a Minifish would be quite a handful with a Sunfish rig on a even a moderately windy day! BTW, I personally think that the minifish is more fun than a Sunfish when single handed. It is a lot lighter, and more responsive in light wind conditions. If the wind kicks up...
  2. Seaotter

    Sunfish Identification

    Leave it original, a beautiful piece of nautical history.
  3. Seaotter

    First Minifish

    Its going to be overpowered with a Sunfish sail. It might work ok in light winds, but it would be quite a handful otherwise! New sails ate just $140. Last time I checked.
  4. Seaotter

    Older Sunfish sailboat; missing a few parts.

    I have an old sunfish from the 60's that was salvaged from a storm in DE. I have had it for years, planning on rebuilding it, but I gave reached the conclusion that I am never going to have time or energy to do so, and it was cheaper and easier just to buy a used ready to sail boat. Live my...
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    Older Sunfish sailboat; missing a few parts.

    If anyone needs an old rudder or dagger board, let me know!
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    Estate Sale Parts

    I was checking out Craigslist today, and there is a guy on Vermont Craigslist who is selling off the remaining stock of a former Sunfish dealer. He has rudders, centerboards, and a bunch of masts and stuff. I don't know how to forward a craigslist ad, but I found it by going to the Vermont...
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    Overnighter In Sunfish

    Overnighting in a small boat is a blast, and I have done so many times in my canoes. Having said that, I don't think that I would try it in (on?) a Sunfish. It could be done, I suppose, but why? There are a lot of other boats that would be both safer and more practical to sleep on. My canoes...
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    Is this a sunfish; can anyone confirm?

    I should preface the above with "I think." Snark and other similar companies made a LOT of boats, and different companies made versions of the same design, and many of them copied the " Sunfish" basic design. Since Snarks were thought of as "toss away boats" (I remember a friend saving up Kool...
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    Is this a sunfish; can anyone confirm?

    Same as Jetwind. Kransco was acquired by Snark sometime in the 70's, I forget exactly when.
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    Is this a sunfish; can anyone confirm?

    It is indeed a Snark, or a boat made by one of the companies that Snark purchased over the years. It is probably a boat sold as a Sears Jetwind, although it was sold by other retailers with other names. It has a Styrofoam hull covered by a thin layer of plastic. There are several videos on...
  11. Seaotter

    Pieces parts

    Sure! I am going to be in Maryland for a couple of days, but I will post some pictures of everything next week.
  12. Seaotter

    Pieces parts

    Sorry about the delayed response. Just got back from my annual OBX vacation. I will try to get a photo posted next week.
  13. Seaotter

    MiniFish sail colors

    Very cool! I really need a new one rather badly!
  14. Seaotter

    Puffer ok for 2 100lb dogs (and me!) that love the water and swimming?

    https://www.google.com/search?q=duck+hunting+boat+dog+ramp&oq=duck+hunting+dog+ramp&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0.11838j1j9&client=ms-android-verizon&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8 Load a pup at Overtons, if the link doesn't work.
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    Puffer ok for 2 100lb dogs (and me!) that love the water and swimming?

    It has been a while, but I used to live on Maryland's Eaten Shore, where there is a lot of duck hunting. They used Jon boats and had their dogs retrieve the birds. In order to get the dogs baçk into the boat there was some kind of ramp thing that the dogs climbed back in on. I can't recall the...
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    Puffer ok for 2 100lb dogs (and me!) that love the water and swimming?

    I can't help but smile, because your post reminds me of the first time I took my 50 pound lab puppy out in a canoe. 50 pounds doesn't sound like much, but when its 50 pounds of very excited Lab, it was a rather unforgettable experience, highlighted by her launching herself over the side to...
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    Puffer ok for 2 100lb dogs (and me!) that love the water and swimming?

    If its in good shape, and if the trailer is titled, etc, that's about $200 less than what they are going for here in central PA. 2 big dogs? In a centerbpard dinghy?That sounds kind of sketchy to me!
  18. Seaotter

    Metal bailer

    I have owned a Sunfish in the past, but I am getting too old to put it on top of my car., I got the Minifish because I can handle it by myself (on my canoe trailer) and because I have several younger skinnier kids who want to learn how to sail. I have gone for a short trial sail, and was rather...
  19. Seaotter

    Metal bailer

    Ok, thanks! I must have misread a previous post. Any hints you can give me about sailing the Minifish? Our first (winds 5-7) outing went well, but its a lot smaller than my previous sailboats! I got it because I can handle it by myself, so hopefully I will be able to get out more often.
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