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AMF Puffer
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Description: AMF Puffer
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Review Date: Sat October 9, 1999 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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The AMF Puffer is a 12.5 foot, open cockpit, sloop rigged, daggerboard boat. It is a good boat for beginners and responsible kids. It is also a versatile design for people seeking a boat that without the rig can be used for fishing or just gunkholing. I enjoy the fact that it can be towed behind a small four cylinder car (I towed mine behind a Datsun 1200), carried by two people and launched off the shore when the ramp is too busy. A two horse outboard is all it can handle which is fine for small fishing expeditions. Two adults are about max for the boat - three is definitely a crowd. It is a wet boat in anything greater than a 2 foot swell. The boat is not very fast compared to other boats its size but is not the slowest thing on the lake either. The rigging for the boat is crude but efficient. Hardware is very simple. A spinnaker is available. The trailer is very basic and could use some modification to speed up recovery of the boat - things like a small winch, boom rests, and side fenders. I have owned my boat for over 24 years and have enjoyed it thoroughly. It is a good beginner's boat - especially if you are going to teach yourself to sail.
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chuckg
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Registered: November 2000
Location: SE Massachusetts
Posts: 30
Review Date: Tue September 26, 2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 6 

 
Pros: lightweight, easy to rig and handle
Cons: poor windward performance

Compact small sloop using common Sunfish rudder head and daggerboard. Self bailing and positive floatation make for a safe learner boat. Basic sailplan.
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McBear
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Registered: September 2010
Location: Honolulu HI
Review Date: Mon November 15, 2010 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 7 

 
Pros: Fun to sail off the beach, very easy to handle
Cons:

Used it off Ft. Lauderdale Beach, easy to launch, fun to sail with wife and two little kids. Great way to get the family into sailing. Also used it for touring the canals in FTL. Had a two horse that did the work. This boat could also be a great dinghy. Solid build.
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