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Are there any Polish or Danish sunfish owners here on the forum?

zbieraj

Member
Small update:

Unfortunately, Laser Performance is having issues with the production line in Portugal and therefore don't know if I can get a new Sunfish before the end of this season...

It is a pity since I wanted to sail on it already with the end of August / at the beginning of September... Eh...
 

Wavedancer

Upside down?
Staff member
Performance is missing from Laser Performance (and has been for a number of years) :(

Very disappointing
 
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zbieraj

Member
I asked the US retailers about the availability of the boats and they said that currently if I would like to order a Sunfish, the earliest I can have one delivered would be around January or February but this is a rough estimation and it can be much later than that...
 

L&VW

Well-Known Member
Performance is missing from Laser Performance (and has been for a number of years) :(

Very disappointing
:( Yes it is--especially for those prospective buyers overseas. Suppose LP is shipping everything to the U.S. in shipping containers?

It's NOT bad news for those of us who transform a "forgotten" Sunfish, and make a $1100 Sunfish from a $150 Sunfish. ;)
 

Dickhogg

Active Member
If it's any consolation, I just broke my leg, so probably no sailing for the rest of the season for me either.
 

Weston

Well-Known Member
Hi zbieraj, I use two techniques to store items on my Sunfishes:
  1. I glued a stainless steel square eye plate to the inside wall of the cubby and then clip a short bungee cord to a waterproof box. I also clip a bungee cord to my emergency collapsable paddle to the same eye plate.
  2. I have an inspection port in the front wall of the footwell that allows me to stuff a small bag inside the hull of the boat.
For my Minifish, which does not have a cubby, I'm thinking of riveting 4 small stainless steel to the outer lip of the deck in between the mast and the splashguard and stretching some bungee cords back and forth between them to hold a paddle and dry box.
Here are some pictures of the items and links on Amazon, if they are available there:
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Weston

Well-Known Member
Zbieraj, we will soon have something in common: being a member of a sailing club in Scandinavia with the only known Sunfish in the country :D The one over here is, I believe, from the early 1970s and has a yellow deck with white diagonal stripes. I've never seen it rigged and only once uncovered, and have even no idea who owns it. (It's located at 60°08'37.9"N 24°44'20.8"E in Google maps at this writing; my Laser is at 60°08'37.1N 24°44'19.8E.) I've toyed more than once or twice with the idea of leaving a note on it, asking for the price :D

And Kaløvig... been there many times, beginning with the :eek: 1975 Optimist Worlds which was sailed off the beach at Egå. That is some great sailing culture that you're surrounded with.

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Kiitos!
 

zbieraj

Member
Small update:

So the retailer told me on Friday that the production line in Portugal is still struggling and since the World Championships are coming, they are now keeping all the new orders on hold and they are focusing on producing now the Sunfish boats for the WC. Therefore I will not be able to buy one before the end of the season... But I am still keeping my money to buy it once my retailer will finally get his orders delivered :).

And because I forgot to reply: Thanks @Weston!
 

Weston

Well-Known Member
Hi zbieraj, I use two techniques to store items on my Sunfishes:
  1. I glued a stainless steel square eye plate to the inside wall of the cubby and then clip a short bungee cord to a waterproof box. I also clip a bungee cord to my emergency collapsable paddle to the same eye plate.
  2. I have an inspection port in the front wall of the footwell that allows me to stuff a small bag inside the hull of the boat.
For my Minifish, which does not have a cubby, I'm thinking of riveting 4 small stainless steel to the outer lip of the deck in between the mast and the splashguard and stretching some bungee cords back and forth between them to hold a paddle and dry box.
Here are some pictures of the items and links on Amazon, if they are available there:
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Some more pix to show how it all comes together

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everything fits nicely inside the cubby. And if (I mean when) I flip, nothing gets lost as everything is lashed to the eyebolt that I glued to the inside of the cubby.
 
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