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Need help identifying Sunfish sticker

Gator Bait

Youthful Sailor
image.jpgHello, I recently purchased another Sunfish and noticed this sticker behind the splash guard. The inspection port covers most of it, but I was wondering if anybody had seen it before. It's a 2005 vanguard purchased from a sailing center in Fort Myers and it has a Tackle Shack (Tampa) sticker on it. Any help is much appreciated.
 

Alan Glos

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Two ideas: First, it may have been a Sunfish Worlds event boat with special decals. Maybe somebody here on the Forun has a photo of a 2005 Worlds boat without the errant inspection port. Second, often Sunfish dealers have decals or stickers that they afix to all of the boats they sell.

Unrelated, a 2005 Sunfish is a great fine. The mid-2000-2010 Vanguards were well built, fast and stiff.

Alan Glos
Cazenovia, NY
 

Wavedancer

Upside down?
Staff member
I also think that the sticker indicates that the boat was used in a World Championship.
There was a sticker in that spot on the 2019 'Worlds' boats as well.

 
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Gator Bait

Youthful Sailor
After a little bit of internet browsing, I found the photo attached, there seems to be a decal in the exact same position as mine, I can't seem to find a date for the photo, but the link redirects you to the worlds web page. I'm pretty sure you are right about it being from the 2005 worlds since I haven't seen any dealers in Florida put their logo on the deck of a Sunfish and I don't see any other plausible explanation for it. Thanks for your help!
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L&VW

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The picture above demonstrates the normal bending, under load, in the lower spar (boom).
 
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beldar boathead

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After a little bit of internet browsing, I found the photo attached, there seems to be a decal in the exact same position as mine, I can't seem to find a date for the photo, but the link redirects you to the worlds web page. I'm pretty sure you are right about it being from the 2005 worlds since I haven't seen any dealers in Florida put their logo on the deck of a Sunfish and I don't see any other plausible explanation for it. Thanks for your help!
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This picture is from the 2007 Worlds in New Jersey.
 

Gator Bait

Youthful Sailor
Ok, thanks for the clarification! I was fairly unsure about what year it was. I've only been sailing Sunfish for around 2 years so I'm not too experienced in identifying stuff like this.
 
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