adding some more recent photos…

Noah sailing our Minifish on Lake Michigan.
Noah minifish

drifting along on Lake Michigan: me and Noah on the Sunfish, T2 relaxing on the Minifish.
t2 drift minifish

my double-fish trailer setup to carry my Sunfish and my Super Porpoise


my Sunfish – rigged and sitting in the driveway after a spring cleaning

sunfish rigged

my youngest son, enjoying our trip tubing down the Platte River


my 2 younger boys hanging out in my brother-in-law’s Sandpiper 8

2 boys in sandpiper

me, sailing the Sunfish on Lake Michigan

this is me - photo taken by my 8-yr old (hence the unusual cropping!)

my 8-yr old son T2, sailing with me on Lake Michigan

8-yr old son Thad 2

another picture of T2 and I, taken from the shore

t2 & me sailing in towards shore

one of the holes I cut in my Sunfish for an inspection port – I cut the other hole in the deck, just behind the coaming


photo of me on the Sunfish with my 5-yr old and 2-yr old sons, 9-yr old son in the blue kayak and wife in the yellow kayak, all enjoying a calm day on Lake Michigan near Arcadia, Michigan.


16 Responses to “my2fish photos”

  1. 1 lirende April 9, 2010 at 2:35 am

    These picture are so wanderful and amazing ,I
    I am a Chinese ,and I love sailing too. I wish to be your friend.


  2. 2 classicalgas April 12, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    Awesome! I love the Sunfish! I always have! And you’re enjoying it the way it should be enjoyed!


  3. 3 Enrique November 11, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    cheers from PERU !!!


  4. 4 Mike Nuijs October 5, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Nice Pictures! And a beautiful blog!!!!


  5. 6 Linda Foley December 5, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Can my 11 year old , 97 lb grandson learn to sail on a Sunfish?


    • 7 my2fish December 6, 2014 at 8:31 am

      Linda, i think it would be an ok place to start. You might start him out in lighter winds. And have him practice capsize recovery, to see if he can flip the boat back over by himself.


  6. 8 Just Another Nature Enthusiast February 21, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    Your photos bring back fantastic memories of times my dad spent teaching me to sail when I was a girl 🙂 We had many grand adventures aboard a Sunfish. ❤ your blog!


  7. 9 Ale September 5, 2018 at 5:54 am

    Have you ever checked “Alpa Skip”? It’s an Italian clone of Sunfish, quite similar to Super Purpose. I’m trying to put the attension of italian sailors on this boat. Your blog it’s very interesting for me


    • 10 my2fish September 10, 2018 at 8:04 am

      Ale, I have not heard of the Alpa Skip – can you post a link to some information about it? Thanks for reading my blog!


      • 11 meolo2002 September 10, 2018 at 5:32 pm

        It’s a pleasure! Alpa was an iconic shipyard in Italian yachting history. Under the leadership of Danilo Cattadori has build beautiful yachts but also great dinghies such as Alpa 550, Alpa S. They build also a Sunfish clone named Alpa Skip that was robust but lighter than sunfish. It is a very good boat, so good that even if the sunfish class is quite strong in Italy, Alpa Skip is today still more common. Alpa skip is the tipycal 80′ and 90′ sailing school or family boat. Cheaper than Sunfish. Easyer than Laser. Actually “Skip” is still produced by Paiardi shipyard ( that holds Alpa’s moulds.
        Information are not so common, but you can refer to Alpa Historical Club
        One question, being in USA, have you ever managed to add to you collection an old Alcort Sailfish? JFK used sail with it!!


      • 12 my2fish September 10, 2018 at 7:37 pm

        thanks for the video – is that you sailing it? looks quite similar to a Sunfish.
        I’ve never sailed or owned a Sailfish, but am familiar with them – and yes, JFK had great passion for sailing!


      • 13 meolo2002 September 11, 2018 at 5:04 am

        No,i’ts a video i’ve found on youtube. Unfortunately I don’t own a boat at the moment, but it’s in my plan to buy an Alpa Skip as soon as possible.


  8. 14 meolo2002 September 10, 2018 at 5:35 pm

    here a good video about Alpa performances


  9. 15 mscweather March 20, 2021 at 3:52 pm

    Nice pictures. Thanks for sharing.


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