Return Sunfish Manufacturing to the USA

Would you support Sunfish production moving to the US?


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L&VW

Well-Known Member
#42
Depends on what the boat turns out to be but for boats before 1987 I believe the price would cap around 1750 or so. What do you think. If anyone can supply me with boats to work on please let me know.
I can supply you with one cheap and restorable Sunfish from Florida every year; however, I'm not interested in risking more than $300-$400 per complete, well-used Sunfish. I'll charge a nominal $100 delivery, plus the cost of that Sunfish and any needed parts I might choose to add--thinking of a new mast.

(We'll discuss all the pertinent details by telephone).

You'll have to take cash-delivery at Columbia, SC.
 
#43
The RS NEO is a youth boat.
Is it a youth boat because it cost less than $9000 new or because it's durable?
We have an active RS Aero fleet near me using a very similar but lighter hull. It is an ALL adult class with most sailing a 7m rig and a few heavy hitters with 9m rigs. I'm guessing our Sunfish could also be called a youth boat by the guys on the cruising forum. So glass houses and all that...
 
#44
The Neo Is pretty much a Quba hull with an Aero rig stuck on it. So it sits awkwardly in between a training boat and something you might want to own and race more seriously. If by youth boat you mean, something you learn in, then ...sort of?
 
#45
A friend at one of the clubs in Boston offered to let me race the RS Aero 7. I'll let you guys know after I try it. I'm 185 lbs and 5'10" tall and over 50 years old. If it's a kids boat, I'll let you know.
 

mixmkr

Active Member
#46
The rs aero 7 looks pretty nice admittedly. I'd take it sight unseen over a laser. I like almost everything about it. There's a YouTube with it doing 20 knots. Looks comfortable to sit in....way back....chined hull for slow moving adults like me.
 

Wavedancer

Upside down?
Staff member
#47
Is it a youth boat because it cost less than $9000 new or because it's durable?
We have an active RS Aero fleet near me using a very similar but lighter hull. It is an ALL adult class with most sailing a 7m rig and a few heavy hitters with 9m rigs. I'm guessing our Sunfish could also be called a youth boat by the guys on the cruising forum. So glass houses and all that...
The RS Neo measures 11.5', considerably smaller in length than a Sunfish. It is supposed to be 'bomb proof' and, as a consequence, heavy (132 lbs).

The RS Aero comes with one of three rigs (5, 7 and 9). The hulls are much lighter than the Sunfish and Laser ones. Hence, body placement and agility become more important when sailing. These Aeros are a worthy and 'up-to-date' competitor for both the Sunfish and the Laser. In fact, here in the USA, some really good Sunfish and Laser guys decided to buy Aeros and are actively sailing and racing them. I just wish...
 

Wavedancer

Upside down?
Staff member
#51
More thread creep :(
But there is confusion about these RS boats
The Neo is 11.5'
The Aero is 13'2" and a lot more expensive than $4K
 

L&VW

Well-Known Member
#53
More thread creep :(
But there is confusion about these RS boats
The Neo is 11.5'
The Aero is 13'2" and a lot more expensive than $4K
What does thread creep mean? :oops:

Like, if we return Sunfish manufacturing to the USA, we can buy a new RS Neo or RS Aero sales-tax-free in New Hampshire? :rolleyes:
 
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