Posts Tagged 'craigslist'

sunfish frankenboat: “folk art”

I know I’ve seen this disaster before, but was reminded of it again on the Sunfish Forum.

plywood sides, plexiglass windows, and a little cabin have been scabbed onto the deck of a (fiberglass) Sunfish hull.  it’s not clear if a motor was meant to be added or not, or if the original Sunfish mast and sail would be used? no oar locks visible either – so I’m not sure if this contraption was ever meant to see the water? or perhaps it was just going to be a prop for parades and things like that?

the “boat” is listed for sale on Craigslist at the Jersey Shore.

I’ve posted about this unique boat before – looks like it has a fresh coat of white paint… but only on the plywood.  don’t bother painting the dirty old fiberglass hull to match!

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sunfish parts galore

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.

https://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/bpo/6005835312.html

the hulls look to all be older and are pretty beat up, but $150 to $200 range.

dcyc-hull

sails on booms ($175) or loose sails ($25 to $50)

dcyc-sail

daggerboards and rudders ($75 each)

dcyc-wood-parts

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.

invitation?

a friend from the Reef Warriors blog contacted me to see if I knew anything about this sailboat:

invitation

apparently, they have one that has been more or less abandoned near where they sail, and he’s wondering if any one can help figure out more details about it – and maybe where to find some spare parts.

the sailboat is an Invitation class, which with a bit of googling turned up some of the following results:

my guess is parts would be hard to find.  is it similar enough to a Laser? Maybe parts could be sort of interchangeable – and Laser parts would be MUCH easier to find.

anyone else have any comments or tips? I’m not sure how you could find parts, other than maybe getting lucky on ebay or craigslist.

 

a fistful of ‘Fishes

just recently saw a Craigslist post selling 5 used (and slightly abused?) Sunfish in New Jersey.  the ad says they are from a fleet, and should have some (or all?) of the required rigging.

jersey sunfish

looks like they have been tossed around somewhat – the splashguard/coaming seems to have fallen off the 2nd from the left Sunfish.  $250 each is what they’re looking for…

 

peanut sailboat

I saw this neat little sailboat for sale on Craigslist the other day.

peanut sailboat

here is a bit more history on the Peanut sailboat.

1956 wooden Sunfish [for sale]

this is NOT my boat or my Craigslist posting, but I thought I’d pass it along, as the old wooden Sunfish are getting to be fairly rare, especially ones that are in good shape.

1956 wood fish

this one was restored in 1992 (per the CL post).  the mahogany deck looks amazing.

1956 wood fish deck

his price of $1500 firm is more than I’d pay for a 55+ year old boat, but if you are want one for sentimental reasons, I suppose it might be worth it.

http://kalamazoo.craigslist.org/boa/3623745023.html

 


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