it’s been too long since I last sailed.
Posts Tagged 'sunfish'
Tags: butterfly, clonefish, dinghy, lateen sail, mystery boat, sailing, scow, sunfish
a few days ago, a friend of the blog sent me a few pictures of a mystery boat that they own, but are not exactly sure what the boat actually is… here are a few details:
- the reader described it as a scow, similar to a Butterfly
- approximately 12-feet long, wood construction
- aluminum mast and spars for a lateen rig
- a (ridiculously!) large rudder and centerboard, also built of aluminum
- looks like it has some mast stays, and the mast would sit on a base fixture (the mast doesn’t go through the deck into a mast step)
- it seems like the mast stays would really limit how you can adjust the rigging points for the lateen sail
I searched the “CloneFish” archives at the Yahoo Sunfish Sailor Group to see if it was listed there – but didn’t see anything quite like this.
so what say you? any of my blog readers know what this mystery boat could be? see a few pictures below:
Tags: blog, lake, photo, sailing, sailing log, sunfish, sunfish sailing, vacation
Tags: blog, clearance, daggerboard, DIY, epoxy, fiberglass repair, Jamestown Distributors, repairs, rudder, sailing, sailing supplies, summer, sunfish, Total Boat, West System
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!
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.
Tags: blog, blog birthday, blogging, minifish, my2fish, sailing, sunfish
today is the 6th birthday of the my2fish blog about sunfish sailing! a lot changes over a 6-yr period. yet strangely here I am again with a 1-year old son, same as 6 years ago. but now there are three older boys.
somehow I’m up to 4 sailboats now: my original 1960’s Super Porpoise, a 1960’s Sunfish, a 2000 Sunfish, and now a 1970’s Minifish for my 2 older boys to sail. I guess the “2” part of my2fish doesn’t exactly apply anymore, but I think I’ll just keep the name as it is.
life is busy as always, one thing after another, but I try to get a few days of sailing in each year. this past week has been a vacation at a small lake, and we’ve been able to sail on 3 days so far.
here’s to the new year!
Tags: blog, blogging, laser performance, sailing, sailing log, sunfish, vacation