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    Sunfish blasphemy question

    Lesson learned.
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    Sunfish blasphemy question

    I certainly appreciate everyone's candid replies. Thanks. What I am hearing is that the class is trying to avoid brand competition among sailmakers. In a market where there is one winner (the perceived fastest sail in this case), then demand is almost vertical for that one product and the...
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    Sunfish blasphemy question

    This conversation spurs two comments and raises three questions in my mind: First comment: In my business I've yet to consult to any company suffering from low sales whose leaders haven't said, "If people would only understand how good our products are!" Well, that's not the problem. You have...
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    Sunfish blasphemy question

    Excellent insight and explanation...thanks! Seems to me that having sails from different lofts with the same measurements wouldn't be an issue. But I'll defer to those more in-the-know. No doubt the 'fish is an economical boat. And at $439 the racing sail isn't overly expensive compared to...
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    Sunfish blasphemy question

    <textbookOn>Multiple producers that cannot achieve differentiation are in a commodity business and therefore compete on price. They will try to differentiate; but, if (in this case) the class enforces materials and measurements the products are all the same. If the products are the same...
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    Sunfish blasphemy question

    This is what I was driving at. This, and spreading the sailmaking among numerous lofts to keep the prices as low as possible. Again, why does the class award a monopoly for sails? I completely understand and respect that other classes have different rec and race sails and setups. But, an...
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    Sunfish blasphemy question

    Enlightening discussion, gentlemen. And thanks for the insight and ideas so far. Thinking about it, I don't really have any objection to carefully considered innovation. The post-'71 rudder attachment and the new longer daggerboard are probably good examples. I guess my biggest quandry is the...
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    Sunfish blasphemy question

    I'm new to Sunfish (still shopping for one) and to the forum (thoroughly appreciate it) so, as I did as an eight year-old in Sunday School, I'll go ahead and ask the blasphemous question while I'm still a newbie. Please be kind. A two-sentence background: My first experience on a Sunfish was...
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    The World's Longest Sunfish Race

    That is good. Very inspiring. Gives me hope that though I'm just getting started in Sunfishes maybe I'll have thirty more years to enjoy them! I learn something new and impressive about these boats and their sailors almost everyday.
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    Help with race set-up basics, seminars, and a government requirement question

    No. Sailed and raced Scots for two seasons in a club with only one, sometimes two, other Scots. There were plenty of Scots back at the yard sitting on trailers. Went to a couple of larger regattas and had a blast--from the back of the pack, of course. I have one on order; I expect it to...
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    Help with race set-up basics, seminars, and a government requirement question

    I should have been more clear: I was asking about registration numbers for licensing from the state. Anyone know of states that do not require numbers for Sunfish? <rant> During these economic times, do everything exactly by the book and beat 'em at their own game. No more taxes in the form...
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    Help with race set-up basics, seminars, and a government requirement question

    Greetings, all: Excellent forum! I've enjoyed reading through the various threads over the past several days and have learned a lot. Those of us who are brand new to Sunfish are lucky to have such a resource. I hope some of you will take a few minutes and answer some questions for me. My...
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    2 Sunfish for sale cheep need to sell quick

    I had almost exactly the same experience. Called him from San Francisco where I was traveling on business...he asked me to call back an hour later. It took several hours but when I called him back we had a nice conversation about the 'fish and I told him I would buy them, that I only needed to...
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