1974 Guppy 13ft. Cabin Cruiser

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I remember when those first came out.

Never sailed one, but remember reading reviews, etc...

They are about what you'd expect - small keelboat. So, it's a very slow sail. Your sunfish, which planes off the wind, will go much faster. Very shallow draft, so they don't point terribly well - foot for speed and don't try to pinch.

It's very compact, so if you're a big dude, may not be a very good choice.

Even though it's a keelboat, it's still a *very* small boat, so you won't want to take it onto big open water in rough conditions.

But for gunkholing/camping in larger lakes and protected coastal areas with moderate breeze, might be just the thing.
 
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Adorable.
I guess this is an OLD er thread, but what the heck.
73SUNFISH, what was the asking price?
I spotted a PEEP HEN, seemingly uncared for, uncovered in the snow with a couple of flat tires a few years ago and wondered if the owner would be interested in selling. THEN I saw what they tended to go for. I disabused myself of the notion of owning one, not having even 1K to invest. Cute boats these little pocket cruisers.

I ALSO have a 1973 Sunfish. Medium royal blue with white diagnonal stripes. I am SLOW to get it rigged and running because of lovely New England, hinterland (non-coastal) climate and fallout of ?global warming (or "global warning"). It rained a lot this year, followed by horrid muggy weather. Then there are the TICKS and MOSQUITOES. I'm going to buy some Monsanto stock any day now.... <swatting and splashing on the DEET and catnip>. Today was gorgeous and dry and sunny, but not much breeze.

Petrel
 
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I think asking price was $1100..

monsanto is d devil


Adorable.
I guess this is an OLD er thread, but what the heck.
73SUNFISH, what was the asking price?
I spotted a PEEP HEN, seemingly uncared for, uncovered in the snow with a couple of flat tires a few years ago and wondered if the owner would be interested in selling. THEN I saw what they tended to go for. I disabused myself of the notion of owning one, not having even 1K to invest. Cute boats these little pocket cruisers.

I ALSO have a 1973 Sunfish. Medium royal blue with white diagnonal stripes. I am SLOW to get it rigged and running because of lovely New England, hinterland (non-coastal) climate and fallout of ?global warming (or "global warning"). It rained a lot this year, followed by horrid muggy weather. Then there are the TICKS and MOSQUITOES. I'm going to buy some Monsanto stock any day now.... <swatting and splashing on the DEET and catnip>. Today was gorgeous and dry and sunny, but not much breeze.

Petrel
 
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