Posts Tagged 'sailing supplies'

harken red blocks

Harken is celebrating 50 years in business this year, and is offering a unique twist on their traditional 57mm blocks by adding a bit of color: bright red sheaves.

you can find them at various Harken dealers and of course at APS.

you can enter for a chance to win a 57mm carbo ratchet block from the Harken blockheads here.

the Harken 2135 is my go-to choice for a mainsheet block for a Sunfish, although I only have the old boring black versions…


boat parts

Groundhog Day is past, spring is right around the corner… and I can’t help thinking about sailing.


ht: @sailorgirlhq

JD summer clearance sale

I’m a big fan of Jamestown Distributors, and have been on their email list for quite some time.  today’s email had a nice little photo surprise – an old wooden Sunfish!

JD wooden sunfish

for Sunfish sailors, Jamestown Distributors is an excellent source for epoxy & fiberglass supplies for when it comes time to make repairs to your Sunfish hull.  they supply West System epoxy  & all the various fillers, and they have recently started their own line of boat repair products, the “Total Boat” line.  I also used JD to purchase supplies for when I did the repairs and re-finished my Sunfish daggerboards and rudders.

torresen marine: 2013 spring thaw open house

this coming Saturday, March 9th, Torresen Marine in Muskegon, Michigan will be holding their annual “Spring Thaw Open House“:

…a day full of fun, educational seminars, manufacturer representatives, new products, refreshments, special pricing and door prizes.

there will be several vendors and manufacturers at the event – Harken and Interlux to name a few – with most offering sales and/or discounts on their products. it is interesting to note that Laser Performance – the Sunfish & Laser manufacturer –  is not on the list of organizations that will be in attendance (although Torresen is an authorized LP dealer).

a few different seminars are available as well – “Do It Yourself Blister Repair & Prevention”, presented by Interlux sounds pretty interesting.

I’d like to make it, but it’s a long drive across Michigan to Muskegon – and I’ve got a full Saturday of clearing brush and chopping down trees planned.


2012 annual LaserPerformance Sail & Sport boat swap

next weekend, April 28th & 29th, the LaserPerformance Sail & Sport Rhode Island (formerly the Vanguard Sailing Center, at 200 High Point Avenue, Portsmouth, RI 02871), will be hosting a boat swap/auction and barbeque.

I got the details from a message on the Yahoo Sunfish Sailor Group – I’ve copied it here to share as well:

Looking to sell your boat? Bring in your Opti, Pico, Bahia, Laser, 420, V15, or Sunfish that you’d like to sell between April 21st and April 27th and the LPSSRI staff will help you assign a starting bid for your boat. The boat will be placed in the Boat Swap silent auction on April 28th. Once sold, you can receive 100% store credit or 90% of the sale price in check or cash, LPSSRI takes a 10% commission.

Want to buy a boat? There will be New and Used boats up for auction at amazing discounts!

Sunfish starting at $500
Lasers starting at $1000

Come to the LaserPerformance Sail and Sport store at 9AM to check out the available boats. Bidding will begin promptly at 9:30 AM and ends at 1PM on Sunday. Stay around for the day! Join us for our cookout and take advantage of incredible discounts on parts and gear!

10% off parts all day!
20-80% off all gear!

If you plan to auction your boat please contact Ben Spiller at ben.spiller – at –

the event is also posted on LPSSRI’s Facebook page.

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