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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!


photo challenge: rare

this may be somewhat of a stretch, but the photo challenge is subject to interpretation… this week’s subject is “rare”.

I’ve chosen a highlight a photo I took of the sunrise over the ocean in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Nikon D70, f/6.3, 1/60 sec

most of my life has been spent in Michigan and I’ve seen hundreds of amazing sunsets on Lake Michigan – and granted you can see the sunrise over Lake Huron, I’m not sure it would compare to watching the sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean.  so, for me, a sunrise over water is a pretty rare occasion.

how’s that for Jersey fresh, Baydog?


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…


sunfish cabin cruiser

I saw this South Jersey craigslist ad posted on the Sunfish Forum.

14′ Hand crafted replica of a Cabin Cruiser …..

Great Advertising piece for a Nautical themed business, Seafood Restaurant, Marina, Boat business, Ale House, Bar, Lounge etc.

Parade float ? GIANT scale R/C Radio Controlled Toy ? Garden Art ? Yard Decoration ?

Just needs finishing touches and stain OR paint OR varnish ….

Built on a REAL SUNFISH sailboat hull and made to seat 2 adults in the cabin ….

Limited Only by Your IMAGINATION !!!!!

$750.00 With FREE local delivery

apparently, the old fiberglass hull of a Sunfish wasn’t a good enough design – nothing a little plywood and creativity can’t improve upon.

complete with cute little windows and an operating door.

no more rudder mount.  no engine mount either – I’m not sure how this thing will move across the water.  did he install oar-locks if you wanted to row around the lake in this bad boy?  I don’t see any installed.

luckily it has a roof that pops open for easy access.  this is a serious party boat.

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