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I had a Rhodes Bantam when I was a kid. I used to sail it all around Erie bay. What a great way for a kid to spend summers, I loved it when it would get up on a plane and I would blast pass larger cruising boats. I wish I could get another small sailing dinghy but at 53 and 60lbs overweight I don't think I would be agile enough to handle it.

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Although I first learned on a 26' Thunderbird I spent several summers thereafter on a 15' Venture catamaran, which I think qualifies as a dinghy -250#, human ballast, 15'LOA. Even thought it was a fast wild ride it was also a wet ride, my memories were of wearing a wet suit and always being wet. If I was on a warm lake/climate I think a Flying Scot or something similar (Bombardier 16) would be a nice choice for quick daysailing. For now I'll stick with my bigger dry ride.
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I learned to sail on an old sunfish before I was a teenager. I remember having the time of my life sailing all over Casco Bay on that Sunfish. Today my boat is a Pearson 36-2, Selah. I love it! It's a great but, but it's not the boat my grandkids are going to learn to sail on. This past fall I was given a Laser. I'm looking forward to trying it out as soon as the water gets a little warner. It'll be interesting to see if I can bend and move around fast enough these 50 years later to keep a Laser on it's feet. I have no delusions of racing in a Laser. Now my grandson is 11 and about 100#. He has the agility, but he'll have to climb up some more of the learning curve before he's ready to take the Laser across Casco Bay. The same friend who gave me the Laser gave me the rig for a Sunfish. I'm going to try fitting this rig to the Laser. Maybe Jake can learn on a Laser with a Sunfish Rig. We'll see. I'm looking forward to strapping the Laser to the foredeck of Selah and taking it along on a weekend cruise. The best of both worlds. BTW, I'll be naming the dingy and the Laser this spring: Jot and Title.
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Paysay: even better than trying to match a gaff rigged Sunny sail to the Laser, you might look for a used Laser Radial rig. It's matched to that hull but cut substantially smaller. Designed for women, kids, and skinny dudes like me.

The cold water thing really throws, well, cold water on dinghy sailing around here. Most of our lakes spend six months in solid form; even in July, they are bluddy COLD. For spray and fear of capsize, it's all hands to the wetsuits on our Buccaneer18. That gets hot in the sun, and it's uncomfortable for long days. A major reason we got the SJ21. The friend who sold me the Bucc got a Laser for easier singlehanding; he sailed it three times last summer, then declared it too cold. Most of the windsurfers around here wear drysuits with hoods.

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I bought a Sumner 8 foot sailing dinghy last summer. Thought it would be fun to sail around the mooring field on lazy days when we are just hanging out. However, my kids prefer to play on the motorized RIB. Gonna sell it this spring.

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Did you ever sell the Sumner 8 ft dinghy? I am interested in getting a hold of a sail and other parts for my Sumner 8 footer.

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I hope being 50 and over weight doesn't disqualify ya from sailing in a small boat! I am about to find out!
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Smile American 14.6

I'm surprised no one has mentioned the American Sail line of dingys.....just bought a 14.6 last month; having a blast learning....sailed a bunch of sunfish and phantoms when I was younger, but love the higher position of the boom on the American...
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The first boat I sailed on was a Lido 14. Shortly there after a Hobie 16 and Shields 30 I currently sail a Morgan 41 IO and a Catalina Morgan 50. I enjoy the larger boats every time I'm on them,with all their eminities but I always yern for the simple afternoon outings on the smaller day sailers.
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