I got my notice(s) from the State of Michigan to renew my watercraft registration for my sailboats.
- 1960(ish) Super Porpoise
- 1966(ish) Sunfish
- 1970’s Minifish
- 2000 Sunfish
is that too many?
the 2000 Sunfish and Minifish both are my go-to boats (me in the Sunfish, boys in the Minifish). my oldest son is getting big enough to probably sail a Sunfish alone, so maybe the ’66 Sunfish will get worked back into the rotation (after my BIL puts the splashguard back on it…).
but then I’ll need to modify my trailer to carry 3 sailboats…
the Super Porpoise hasn’t seen the water in years, so I should probably just fix up a couple minor spots and try to sell it. any takers?
Michigan sailboat registration is cheap, though – only $9 for a 3-yr sticker.
that’s another reason that Michigan is a great place to sail!
pretty cool video of a Laser foiling, with mixed in British humorous trash-talking between John Leach from Laser Performance and Harry Blowers from the British Sailing Team.
if Lasers can foil now, is there still a need for the newer RS Aeros and Melges 14 sailboats?
the weekly photo challenge is “the road taken“.
but I say: why take the roads, when you can sail instead?
Published February 27, 2017
Tags: beer, humor, sailing, t-shirt
my Dad shared this with me on Facebook:
you can purchase this clever t-shirt here.
if you are anywhere near the Dallas/Fort Worth area in Texas and in need of Sunfish parts, there is a craigslist posting by the Dallas Corinthian Yacht Club where they are selling a TON of Sunfish parts. apparently they are no longer going to be using the Sunfish for their youth program, and are thus selling off the whole lot of them. posting says this weekend only, so jump on it if you are in that area.
the hulls look to all be older and are pretty beat up, but $150 to $200 range.
sails on booms ($175) or loose sails ($25 to $50)
daggerboards and rudders ($75 each)
the craigslist post has a lot more details. I’m not sure this is your best option if you’re starting with nothing – but if you’re looking for a spare part or two, it’s probably well worth your time.