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Re: Transporting a Snark on a Chevy Sonic hatch

You might ask the seller how they transport it and if they could help out.
Or try to rent a van, pickup, or even a box truck for 1/2 day. There's probably something for $50.
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Re: Transporting a Snark on a Chevy Sonic hatch

Actually, from looking at the pics in the ad and comparing them to pics on sailboatstogo.com, the boat I've been looking at is a Snark Sunchaser. The heavier hull makes at least some of this discussion a moot point.

Between the Snark models that I know about, the Sunflower is probably my favorite. Somewhat more finished appearance while still maintaining the light weight. Sunchaser might be a better boat in some ways, but its heavier weight complicates transporting it.

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Re: Transporting a Snark on a Chevy Sonic hatch

In the end it will be interesting to hear what or how you moved the boat

This kind of reminds of the thread whre the guy wanted to sail a Sunfish 60 miles

https://www.sailnet.com/forums/genera...s-one-day.html

Thread got closed, so never heard if he did sail it or not


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Re: Transporting a Snark on a Chevy Sonic hatch

Well, I've decided to pass on this one for the moment. Really want a Sunflower in sailworthy condition, and find it discouraging that nothing like that seems to be common/available in my area. I'm near a large inland lake where sailing happens, and you'd think there would be someone like me who likes the solo-ability of a Snark and isn't too picky as long as they get time on the water.

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Re: Transporting a Snark on a Chevy Sonic hatch

good luck.

It seems certain area's favor certain boats. Either there was a factory making such boats nearby or there was a club that had those boats in its racing fleet.

Usually that means either you find that area and do a little road trip or change your goals


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Re: Transporting a Snark on a Chevy Sonic hatch

Sunfish is usually easier to find, but is much larger, and heavier (so not really car toppable).

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Bulliam, where are you located?
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Re: Transporting a Snark on a Chevy Sonic hatch

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Bulliam, where are you located?
Near Chattanooga, Tn.

Someone mentioned local preferences playing a role in boat availability: the yacht club here seems rather Catalina 22-heavy, with a Laser fleet, some Flying Dutchman's, and a couple of Flying Scots in the club-owned fleet. They host an MC Scow race every year as well. A Laser might be fun, but I've heard they can be a little temperamental for those who might be less experienced.

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Re: Transporting a Snark on a Chevy Sonic hatch

They also have some Opti's for the youth program. Seems like one member had a Sunfish for a period of time. I didn't get to go over there too much last summer, so I don't know what's happening right now. Thinking about joining.

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Near Chattanooga, Tn.
Too bad. I have a Sunflower I may be listing soon in the central NC area (Raleigh area).
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