First post...Bought 1999 Vanguard Sunfish for $300...

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Hi I have been reading the threads for a few months and was reading a thread about finding great deals...At that time I closed the website and looked at Facebook market place and I found a local sunfish hidden in the classifieds...It didnt look great in the ad but I thought what the heck it's only my time and 30 minutes to look at it...well the boat was sitting upside down on the shore and looked terrible in the photos...but when we turned it over it was solid as a rock and in great shape with no soft spots and only needing minor fiberglass work with a bit of blistering on the flat part of the deck...so I will have to paint the topside with awlgrip...after removing the blistering and dry out the hull if its wet inside ...Then I looked at the rig and gear stored inside. All is in new condition with little use...plastic board ...storm colored sail as new and rudder in new condition...booms and mast as new...It turns out that the doctor who owned it says it has only been sailed 5 times since new... many thanks to whom ever wrote the thread I was reading before I looked again for a boat for sale...
 
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Wow, good for you! Smokin’ deal. Please, post a few photos so we can see it. We picked up our first Sunfish a few months ago ... and we still have not had a chance to take it out. Maybe this coming weekend!
 
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I'm on my way... I have 2 now...Over the years I was able to buy 2 new lasers and a new sunfish...only to have to sell them at a loss because of a hard time selling a lake house and the economy and 7 surgeries...I'm happy to get a great deal because I love the newer style sunfish...
 
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I picked up the boat today 3 small holes/cracks in the bottom from newbe crash landings and a bit of blistering on the deck from sitting upside down and getting wet in the grass...the hull is stiff and not warped and the foam looks good...the boat is light weight...and the sides are not de laminated...looks like a keeper...I will put my very nice 78 sunfish in the classifieds when I'm ready to sell...
 
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