here is a blog post with a good summary of the knots you’ll need to know for your Sunfish sailing.
for a good primer on other nautical knots, visit the site Animated Knots by Grog.
I stumbled on some great pictures of the before and after restoration of a Sailfish sailboat.
a “before” photo:
the Sailfish was the precursor to the Sunfish style of sailboat that I sail today. it was a similar “board” boat, this one without any type of cockpit or hull. just some wooden rails along the edges – and you’d sit right up on top of the deck.
an “after” photo:
the Irish Boat Shop certainly did a fine job – she’s a great looking boat now, and I’m sure will last several more years for its owner.
if you are looking for a gift idea for the nautical person in your life, here is one cute idea: small model boats that you can build from a kit.
there are 3 models to choose from: a tugboat, a schooner, and a sloop.
does it always have to be salt water? The Great Lakes would offer some pretty spectacular sailing, Joe. the America’s Cup racing could have been hosted by Chicago, for sure!