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I'm going to pipe in here, as I'm buying a Sundance 23 (1979). I have very little information on her. She's currently trailered close to my house and I'm going to launch her May 2010. She has new sails, rigging, a rebuilt 9.5 hp transom- mounted Evinrude. All in all, pretty darned good shape. Any information I can get would be very much appreciated.

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Well interesting that suddenly there seems to be more information on the internet regarding Sundance sailboats. We bought ours in the early 90s but could find very little information about her background over the years. Looks like there are more still out there than maybe first thought. We had an absolute ball with our Sundance 20 over the years with a growing family sailing on smaller lakes in Ontario. I love this little sailboat and even though we now mostly boat on the great lakes I will not part with her ... too many great memories and too much fun! Attached is a pic from several years back.... she is still in great shape but needs a good polish and bottom paint.

Hopefully more Sundance owners out there will see these posts and acknowledge. I am not sure how many made but our serial number is ELM000510576, which I believe means hull # 51 made in May 1976. I am sure there are more out there. Great little daysailing boat!
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Darned cute little boat.

Ya, I need to polish mine up a bit before she hits the water. Fresh bottom paint on her though, so don't have to worry about that part.
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DWLUNN, thanks for that picture - it looks to be the same style as mine, yellow and all, (although my mast may be a bit beefier).
Though the temperature is hardly above freezing, I've already been solicited by several "friends" to take them out.
It means something that is has that kind of magnetism 35 years later!
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You'll just love the Baby Blue on the Sundance 23 (not sure if I do).



Looking for some rugged rubberized mat-type flooring material for the interior here.

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Looks like the 23 has much more room inside than the 20. That gives you alot more options for overnights. We only really used our cabin for storage (on the20) even though you could possibly fit couple of people in there - but pretty snug. However the cockpit is large which gives plenty of room for daysailing with small crew. It is definitely a quick hull - when you brought it way over the boat tracked really well and we actually won several club races before we really knew much about sailing...our little boat did all the work. And if we ran a good straight tailwind we would hoist the genny and 3/4 crank up the swing keel and the boat would just fly - we just had to watch out for any sudden wind change to tip us with less ballast. It was like our secret weapon in a race....lots of fun for sure!
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Looks like the 23 has much more room inside than the 20.
Yes, but you sure make up for it with your cockpit. Very nice. My cockpit would be comfortable for 2 folks. And, 3 feet isn’t that much more room. Please post a picture of your boat’s interior, when and if you get a chance.

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That gives you alot more options for overnights. We only really used our cabin for storage (on the20) even though you could possibly fit couple of people in there - but pretty snug. However the cockpit is large which gives plenty of room for daysailing with small crew.
My main area of interest - cruising every weekend. There’s lots of storage on this well-made boat for gear. The berth is very cozy; have to sleep in fetal position, so I plan on sleeping aft on port or starboard cushions (accomplished once before while trailered). I’m going to keep it in the water year round. I’m hoping to get a marina close enough to home, where I can sail after work.

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It is definitely a quick hull - when you brought it way over the boat tracked really well and we actually won several club races before we really knew much about sailing...our little boat did all the work. And if we ran a good straight tailwind we would hoist the genny and 3/4 crank up the swing keel and the boat would just fly - we just had to watch out for any sudden wind change to tip us with less ballast. It was like our secret weapon in a race....lots of fun ...
Now, that’s exciting to hear. I might race some day, after much learning. Lots of exploring to do this summer.

So, now, if my count is correct, there are four actual Sundance boat owners I/we know about. Started out with just Roger. Please keep in touch folks. I’m gathering data on my boat as fast as I can. I’d appreciate to hear about your boats as well. Roger, I owe you an email in response to yours.

yadusky, glad you piped in. These Sundance boats, although relatively unknown, are nicely done boats.

My Hull # is GFL23026M79H. GFL, no idea, 23 for length, 26 ft mast, Year 1979. H ? Just a guesstimate as to what the number really means.
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i also have the 20 sundance sailboat pls help

i know little about my sailboat can u help me u r the only person i can find that owns the same 20' sundance

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Well interesting that suddenly there seems to be more information on the internet regarding Sundance sailboats. We bought ours in the early 90s but could find very little information about her background over the years. Looks like there are more still out there than maybe first thought. We had an absolute ball with our Sundance 20 over the years with a growing family sailing on smaller lakes in Ontario. I love this little sailboat and even though we now mostly boat on the great lakes I will not part with her ... too many great memories and too much fun! Attached is a pic from several years back.... she is still in great shape but needs a good polish and bottom paint.

Hopefully more Sundance owners out there will see these posts and acknowledge. I am not sure how many made but our serial number is ELM000510576, which I believe means hull # 51 made in May 1976. I am sure there are more out there. Great little daysailing boat!
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hello i have same 20' sundance but know little about it can u help

pls help me with info on my sailboat 1976 sundance thnx

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Well interesting that suddenly there seems to be more information on the internet regarding Sundance sailboats. We bought ours in the early 90s but could find very little information about her background over the years. Looks like there are more still out there than maybe first thought. We had an absolute ball with our Sundance 20 over the years with a growing family sailing on smaller lakes in Ontario. I love this little sailboat and even though we now mostly boat on the great lakes I will not part with her ... too many great memories and too much fun! Attached is a pic from several years back.... she is still in great shape but needs a good polish and bottom paint.

Hopefully more Sundance owners out there will see these posts and acknowledge. I am not sure how many made but our serial number is ELM000510576, which I believe means hull # 51 made in May 1976. I am sure there are more out there. Great little daysailing boat!
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Wow another Sundance surfaces. If Roger doesn't key in, I'll email him for you.
Looks like I have the biggest boat. El Mar Boat Company was allegedly the manufacturer, but my hull number contradicts this. It's clearly marked Sundance 23 on the side. My hull number indicates Great Lakes Boat Company, but they responded that they knew nothing about these sailboats. Mystery or not, I sure love my little boat. Very well built. Spent first night on her last Saturday, after putting around exploring a bit.

Wish I had more information for you. With my luck, the crane's weight scale was broken, so I couldn't log in a weight. Now that it's in the water, I'll have to lower the centerboard, and dive down with a tape measure to get an idea how far down it goes. Frustrating to not have any specs.

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