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Ever hear of a Super Snark Mach 5 +photo

We bought one in November and I have not been able to find one single reference to this sailboat on the web. Not a photo. Not even on Snark forums.

She's fun to sail. She's basically styrofoam encased in what is becoming brittle plastic. Not sure how many more seasons she's got left.

She's from the 70's and I bought her from her original owners son.

14' long
maybe 4' beam, possibly 4.5'
She closely resembles a scow, like a plastic Melges MC but 14', but not as pretty, and looks nothing at all like the other snarks I have found online.

Hank on main sail, no jib.

She takes off like a shot with a breeze and the quickest way to get her on her side with her mast touching the water is to clamp down her main sheet Trust me on this one, I have proven it. heheh

Getting her ready:

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They were a marketing gimmick by Kool Cigarettes back in the 60's. You could get one by sending in coupons from 10 packs of cigarettes and $10.00 to cover the cost of shipping. Our neighbor got one and the kids used it until the foam crumbled.
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Snarks were great. Built of Styrofoam which allowed you to just dump the beer and ice right into the cockpit
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LOL
I'll try to add pics today. There isn't any marketing graphics like you expect from a program like that.
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They were a marketing gimmick by Kool Cigarettes back in the 60's. You could get one by sending in coupons from 10 packs of cigarettes and $10.00 to cover the cost of shipping. Our neighbor got one and the kids used it until the foam crumbled.
I own one of those. The Original Owner was my Dad. IIRC, it was ten CARTONS of cigs plus shipping.

But I think you're thinking of a Sea Snark. The Super Snarks came later. My snark didn't come with a plastic coating.
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