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AMF Flying Fish
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2 3709 Mon August 20, 2007
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Recommended By Average Price Average Rating
100% of reviewers None indicated 8.0












Description: AMF Flying Fish
Keywords: AMF Flying Fish
 


Author
Anonymous
Review Date: Sat April 14, 2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 6 

 
Pros: innovative for its time
Cons: old and no longer made

Sailed a Flying Fish as a 14-year-old in Santa Rose Sound near Navarre, Fla. The boat was an open, 16-foot daysailer with a shallow cockpit featuring molded bench seats, hiking straps and a centerboard well. There was a small cuddy for stowing life jackets, and a short covered bow. The unstayed mast was made of fiberglass or some kind of spun fiber (I don't think carbon fiber had been invented yet) and rotated in its own well. The tiller and its extension were made out of the same material. There was no jib. The mainsail was fully battened and powered the rather heavy hull well. It was great fun and not that hard to right after intentionally capsizing it to cool off. Unfortunately, the boat was lost during a hurricane.
 
Anonymous
Review Date: Mon August 20, 2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: simple to sail
Cons: out of production

Although heavy, the boat is very quick and simple to sail. She has a single sheet from the main and a vang and that's it. In light to moderate wind she's great for single handing and comfortable for two.
 


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