Take 2 Sunfish—Make Catamaran?

#41
Wow, this sounds like a big event, I might be around here for this,.... wait,...... I'm already here. The weather is not looking to good for the 5th, Issac is coming to visit with us.
 

L&VW

Well-Known Member
#42
:confused: Three minutes ago, I just sent off a message to the participants about this awful weather! Another three minutes pass, and the sun comes out, and the wind picks up. We're going to play this regatta "by ear". ;)

It can change...this IS New England!:rolleyes:

"Rain-date" will be next week some time.

There is car and trailer parking across the street—as above—but a dolly will work at my place, it turns out.
 

L&VW

Well-Known Member
#43
The "planets were aligned" for a Regatta of at least five Sunfish sailors. :cool:

The "rainy" weather turned out sunny, but all of the other Sunfish sailors for my "Regatta" advised me they were going to stay home. :oops: (Except for my Navy buddy, who had the longest drive to get here!) :confused: We decided to go shopping in Wolfeboro, instead of seeing what the weather was going to do. What appeared from mid-morning onward, was open and blue skies—NO rain—not one drop! :rolleyes:

The offer is still open for the Sunfishamaran, but we'll have to postpone anything else for next season—as I'll be closing up this "two-season" cottage soon.

Maybe try again next June? :)
 

baseman

On the Water
#44
Went out on Lake Winnie yesterday with Light and Variable Winds in light and variable wind. Great weather and great hospitality. Could have used a bit more air movement :) The lake is a bit quieter this time of year, not too many power boats out.
 

L&VW

Well-Known Member
#45
Went out on Lake Winnie yesterday with Light and Variable Winds in light and variable wind. Great weather and great hospitality. Could have used a bit more air movement :) The lake is a bit quieter this time of year, not too many power boats out.

That's worth repeating! ;)

A nearby beach is turning into a better location for launches than the "official" launch-ramp. I'm already "thinking-forward" to May...:)

BTW: My user-name was inspired from NOAA "continuous-loop-broadcasts", where NOAA's Robo-Voice says "Light and Variable Winds" in an almost musical way. We do get some winds here to inspire even the most jaded Sunfish sailor!
 

baseman

On the Water
#46
Interesting thing about the beach launch. It worked well for me because I have a dolly and there is room to get by the chained off entrance to the beach. One other thing I noticed is there are two channel markers not far from the beach. About half way to the markers there is a submerged bolder almost dead center between the two (so much for markers). If there had been more chop I might not have seen it.
 

baseman

On the Water
#48
I'm tempted to go get this, but the amount of work required to separate the hulls and get them back to their original condition is probably more than I want to take on.
 
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L&VW

Well-Known Member
#50
Looks like the Sunfishamaran was not a success.
http://nh.craigslist.org/boa/4130167395.html
"The battle" was all uphill, so maybe he lost interest: winter is approaching, and there are plenty of barns in New Hampshire. :cool:

I'd reduce the angle, extend the hulls further apart, and hope that nobody notices the extra width on the highway. ;) (Like I did with my 10-foot wide Matrix catamaran in Florida, miles and miles of travel). :p
 

baseman

On the Water
#52
The posting on Craigslist has been deleted. Wonder what happened to the Sunfishermaran. Maybe the builder will show up here and let us know.
 
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