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Re: Too big for a sunfish?
If you can find a Phantom, that would be a good alternative. The cockpit cutout is larger and molded into the top, so it does not have the sharp metal edges like a Sunfish. You can plop your butt into the cockpit with your body transverse (legs hanging over the side) and be much more comfortable than in a Sunfish.
I got mine for $700 in sail-away condition with all rigging and trailer. So it's well within your budget if you can find one.
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1998 Catalina 250WK Take Five (at Anchorage Marina, Essington, on the Delaware River)
1994 Mason 44 Firefly on loan from my BFF (West River, Galesville, MD)
1991 15' Trophy (Lake Wallenpaupack)
1985 14' Phantom (Lake Wallenpaupack)