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Re: First boat for small 9 yr old girl?

Originally Posted by jameswilson29 View Post
Sunfish, Sunfish clones, or even cheaper - a Snark Sunflower - built like a drink cooler, styrofoam covered with plastic - unsinkable - I learned on one. After she outgrows it you can bring it out for backyard barbeques.
First reply and he nailed it...

I bought my daughter a Snark. She can easily drag it into the water, it's so light. It has a shallow rudder which makes beach launching and landing easier.

Her Snark came with the "Kool" sail. I bought a new one off eBay.

And we DID use it as a cooler at my 50th birthday party. (Up on a table, with the sail up at first, and using the shafts from two Fortress FX125 anchors to provide stability.)

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Last edited by Bene505; 03-24-2013 at 10:06 PM.
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