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I had a super snark, great little boat. Basically a coleman cooler with a sail. Plastic covered styrofoam. Sail was nylon, not plastic by the way. I ended up have UL sails make me a better sail after someone borrowed my boat and rolled up my sail wet, by the time I got it back it was totally mildewed.
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The one I had (I bought it for $50 when I was in 7th grade - big purchase!) was just styrofoam with no hard shell. One day, I had it all rigged, and put one leg over the side to get in, and my knee went right through the hull! Whole boat broke in 2.

I MIGHT still have the rudder, daggerboard and rig in my parents' garage, but we're in ME, and I assume you're pretty far from here.

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I had a super snark, great little boat. Basically a coleman cooler with a sail. Plastic covered styrofoam. Sail was nylon, not plastic by the way. I ended up have UL sails make me a better sail after someone borrowed my boat and rolled up my sail wet, by the time I got it back it was totally mildewed.
Sounds like the Super Snark was a big upgrade over the original. If I could post a link here I would post my source for the plastic sail on the original Sea Snark. It includes a picture and it certainly looks like plastic. If you search on Google for "sea snark sail" it's the third link down, and it's distinctive in that it uses a numeric ip address instead of a domain name. It's the Albrektson's family page.
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The one I had (I bought it for $50 when I was in 7th grade - big purchase!) was just styrofoam with no hard shell. One day, I had it all rigged, and put one leg over the side to get in, and my knee went right through the hull! Whole boat broke in 2.

I MIGHT still have the rudder, daggerboard and rig in my parents' garage, but we're in ME, and I assume you're pretty far from here.

Eric
I'm in Nebraska. I'd still be interested in them if they're still around. No hurry on finding them, I'm going to scrounge together a cheap setup to learn on. My local source for aluminum tubing is running about $100 for the mast, spar and boom, so I'm going to wait until I know what I'm doing before I go dropping that much money on a ship that may very well self-destruct as soon as it touches water. :-)
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