Posts Tagged 'minifish'

my2fish blog’s 9th birthday

9 years.

happy blog birthday to my blog about Sunfish sailing. hard to believe I’m closing in on a decade.

anyway, thanks again to all of you who follow along and pretend to read my posts, and extra special thanks to those of you brave enough to make a comment or two.

I’ve had fun blogging, sailing, and blogging about sailing, and hope to keep doing it for the near future!

cheers,

my2fish

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sunfish sailing in the rain

it was an interesting afternoon: winds seemed light and shifty at times and the sky out on the horizon looked dark and cloudy. radar showed a big storm coming across Lake Michigan, but it seemed like it might pass up to the north of Camp. my son T2 and I decided to try sailing on our Sunfish and Minifish despite the chance of rain.

as we started rigging our boats the first rain drops started to fall. but I didn’t see anything to dark on the horizon and had not heard any thunder. we figured let’s try it out and see if we could at least get a quick sail.

I sent him off in the Minifish and then raised the sail on my Sunfish. winds were mostly from the south and had picked up some. rain continued to drip down on me, just a nice gentle rain.

as we sailed, the wind and waves both kept increasing as the rainstorm kept coming from the west and across Lake Michigan. I was able to snap a few pics before it got too intense.

T2 sailing behind me, Camp Arcadia on the shoreline of Lake Michigan behind him.

the cool rain was awesome and as the wind and waves kept picking up it just got better. we were both flying across the water, mostly just reaches east and west, as I didn’t want to wander to far north or south up the shoreline with the storm close.

it was an awesome afternoon of sailing!

AMF: we make weekends

this is a silly little cartoon advertisement from the 1970’s(?) – where AMF makes claim to “making weekends”.

AMF was one of the earlier builders of the Sunfish sailboat, buying out Alcort in 1969, and building the Sunfish, Minifish, Super Sunfish and a few other small sailboats until 1985.

HT: saw this posted at the Sunfish Forum.

today’s tunes: nineteen hundred and eighty five

a sailor on the Sunfish Forum was looking for help determining the age of his Minifish, and posted this hull ID number. 


the last 2 digits indicate the year the boat was built: 1985. 

makes me think of this groovy number by Sir Paul, himself no stranger to the Sunfish sailboat!

my2fish blog’s 8th birthday

holy schnikes, 8 years? do blog years follow the ratio of dog-to-human years?

that would mean the blog is 56 years old.

that’s starting to feel like forever… no offense to my older blog readers, of course.

speaking of forever, that’s about how long it feels since I’ve been sailing.

building a new house, getting settled in it, raising four boys… stuff just keeps getting in the way of taking a day or afternoon off to find a nearby lake for a quick sail.

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anyway, thanks again to all of you who follow along and pretend to read my posts, and extra special thanks to those of you brave enough to make a comment or two.

I’ve had fun blogging, sailing, and blogging about sailing, and hope to keep doing it for the near future!

cheers,

my2fish

how many is too many?

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!


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