Posts Tagged 'sunfish clone'

sailing walvis – a Sunfish clone [video]

check out this short video of a small board boat similar to a Sunfish (a Sunfish clone). looks fun!

It’s a one of a kind model as far as I’m aware, only 90cm wide and no hiking straps! Wind was around 10 to 15 knots (guestimate).

the man who knew too little

I’m not for certain, but it sure looks like there is a Sunfish or Sunfish clone sailboat in the background of this end scene from Bill Murray’s comedy “The Man Who Knew Too Little“.  the sail logo is obviously not a Sunfish, but it looks like the same lateen type sail.

and there had better be fresh flowers!

the movie is pretty hilarious, so if you haven’t seen it, it’s worth watching.

 

the solar fish (a frankenboat)

fellow blogger Earwigoagin posted this gem on his blog a few days ago.  he was attending the 2012 Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival and stumbled upon a modified Sunfish sailboat (or maybe a Sunfish clone? – it’s hard to tell).

the boat has had major modifications: the normal lateen sail on a Sunfish with the upper and lower boom and a triangular sail has been replaced by a single furling sail.  the cockpit has been chopped up and totally rebuilt – I’m pretty sure the daggerboard slot has to have been removed, and the cockpit enlarged, so that the driver can sit down inside the new larger cockpit more comfortably.  as Earwigoagin mentioned, this appears to be “a sit-in, non-hiking day sailor with a small cabin.”  there is also, a little solar panel up on top, which powers a small trolling motor.

overall, a pretty neat little bit of creative work to make a unique little boat for messing about on the water.  I’m not sure that a Sunfish would have been my 1st choice to start with for a project like this, but he seems to have done a great job and I’m sure has a lot of fun with it.

be sure to check out Earwigoagin‘s blog for more small boat & dinghy sailing topics.


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