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Sunfish vs Force 5 For Learning
I'm a relatively new sailor, I've been out a few times on Sunfish by myself and, 420s/Flying Scots with someone more experienced to keep me out of trouble. I'm looking for my first boat, right now I have leads on:
1977 AMF Sunfish without Trailer for $200 that due to age will need new lines and probably a new sail soon as well but is otherwise in decent shape
Force 5 with galvanized trailer and supposedly ready to sail for $550.
As a beginner I really enjoyed the simplicity of the Sunfish but as I learn more about sailing I may like the greater flexibility and space of the Force 5. I don't plan on doing much if any racing but it may be an option in the future.
Does anyone have any advice on which boat would be better to learn on but will still offer long term enjoyment? Thanks!
Last edited by wev162; 04-02-2009 at 04:13 PM.