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Does it have to be a sailfish or sunfish??
There are a lot of small sailing dinghies that might be better suited to stowing aboard than those two. There are a few folding dinghy designs that have sail rigs.
The K2 Stowaway
, the Kontender
, etc., are all possible designs, and take up far less space and are probably far lighter than either a sunfish or sailfish.
They also would serve as a decent tender to the mothership in a pinch, unlike the sunfish or sailfish, since they can be rowed or powered by a small outboard. Finally, they both use a standard marconi/bermudan sloop rig, which is more useful for the competitive sailor at her level, since most of the higher-end boats are sloop rigs, not lateen rigged, like the Sunfish or Sailfish.
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a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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