1969 Sailfish/Sunfish Brochure

beldar boathead

Well-Known Member
#21
I am pretty sure that picture of the fish logo was taken at an angle. :cool:

I am puzzled :confused: you couldn't find it when you searched. They are advertised continously. Agree it is quite pricey. You can buy a good quality used sail for only $100 or so more:D
 

oldpaint

Active Member
#22
In the world of cartopping your Alcort, a brochure on eBay shows that you can use a Morris Minor to haul your Sailfish around. Item number 192373861723 and no it is not my ad. Its also worthwhile to read the quotes about the Sailfish.
 

torrid

Just sailing
#23
Thanks for finding that. :)

Four-hundred pounds capacity for two Sunfish, while one Jet-Ski weighs 1000 pounds! Jet-Ski trailers are definitely "overspring" for Sunfish! (Unless you're transporting five Sunfish). :eek:


That link takes me to eBay's "home page"; however, what appears at the bottom of my screen gets me to the Sunfish replacement emblem. (Eventually). :(

Put what's underscored in red below into Google, click on "Images", then click on the blue Sunfish replacement coaming picture, and you'll come to a poor, warped, imitation of what's on genuine Sunfish sails—pay $15.95 for the emblem, and then $13.45 in shipping. (!) :confused:

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I wonder if ol' LP Bill has seen this.
 

L&VW

Well-Known Member
#24
In the world of cartopping your Alcort, a brochure on eBay shows that you can use a Morris Minor to haul your Sailfish around. Item number 192373861723 and no it is not my ad. Its also worthwhile to read the quotes about the Sailfish.
A Morris Minor "to haul"—yes, as in a trailer—No Problem...

I would not have been able to car-top a Sailfish on my 1960 Morris Minor.
 

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L&VW

Well-Known Member
#26
I wonder if ol' LP Bill has seen this.
Confused 1:
Is Laser Performance Bill a member of the sailing forum?

Are his Styrofoam blocks being shaken and stirred by selecting hard springs? :oops:

Confused 2:
The Morris Minor "Tourer" featured in the brochure didn't look familiar to me. It's doubtful any of that old 40s model made it to the USA—ever! Now I see that the ad was placed in Australia's version of eBay. :confused:

"Tourer" = Convertible

In those days, The UK's Morris Minor automobiles were shipped "KD" (knocked down) to Africa and Asia in wooden crates—ready to assemble. (Like the Sailfish!) ;)
 

oldpaint

Active Member
#27
I stand corrected on the tourer vs convertible. The tourer apparently refers to the 1940 model that had the headlights behind the grill. The pictured Morris Minor is correctly called a convertible.

That's not an Australian car since the driver is on the left. Down Under it would be right hand drive. The brochure is being sold from NY state. Anyway the quote in the "what owners say" section that its "faster than a greased cat and goes to windward like witch" is curious.

Has anyone heard of a Sailfish referred to as a "sportabout"?
 
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