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Looking for good condition Sunfish (complete or hull) in NYC area

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fderoubaix

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Price $
2500
State
NEW JERSEY
Hi all

I am looking for a Sunfish in good to great condition to race in the area of New York City / North Jersey:

- Primarily:
- dry, light hull
- post 1997 (Vanguard or Laser as the manufacturer) preferred
- clean gel coat, no meaningful cracks, no questionable Bondo repairs, etc...
- ready to race or close to: some limited work OK if boat is dry.

- Preferably but not necessary :
- straight and complete mast, boom, ...
- fiberglass daggerboard (class legal ideally),
- preferably fiberglass rudder but wood OK (class legal ideally as well)
- It is OK if sail is damaged or missing (but a crisp race sail would be great)
- All of these can be bought separately easily, so it's all negotiable

Thanks

fderoubaix at hotmail dot com
 
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fderoubaix

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Alan, thanks a lot. Definitely an option I'll explore and close to where I am

Open to any other options as well though, including Long Island

Thanks
 

Alan S. Glos

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The Dinghy Shop in Amityiville, LI sometimes has used race grade Sunfish and new boats sailed one time at thw Worlds Regatta. Here is their website:

Also Greg Eiffert (geiffert@gmail.com) neat Scranton, PA sometimes has what you are looking for.

Alan Glos
 

fderoubaix

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Thanks again Alan, I contacted John in Sloatsburg, Mike at Dinghy Shop and Greg, but no inventory it seems.
Still, thank you for the tips.

Still looking.
 

beldar boathead

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Thanks again Alan, I contacted John in Sloatsburg, Mike at Dinghy Shop and Greg, but no inventory it seems.
Still, thank you for the tips.

Still looking.
I think they are harder to find in the offseason. Always seems like more boats coming to market in the spring. That is probably also when the sellers above get more inventory. But I'd keep looking. If one comes up this time of year, you should be able to get a good price - not many shoppers for sailboats in the winter in the north. Keep an eye on Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace and even eBay. Right now there are a couple boats up in New Jersey on eBay for sale, and the prices are way too high - used boat prices have gone up, but if you search you will eventually get what you want.
 
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