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Standard Sailfish Specifications

Length 11' 7 1/2" (3.5 m)
Beam 31 1/2"
Sail area 65 sq ft. (6.2 m²)
Weight 82 lb (37 kg)
Super Sailfish Specifications

Length 13' 7 1/2" (4.2 sq m)
Beam 35 1/2"
Sail area 75 sq ft. (7 sq m)
Weight 102 lb (46 kg)
Super Sailfish MK-II

Length 13' 7 8" (4.2 sq m)
Beam 36 1/2"
Sail area 75 sq ft. (7 sq m)
Weight 98 lb (45 kg)

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Links to How to Fix articles:
Wind Line Sails -
How to install an inspection port
How to Replace an Old Style Rudder
with a New One
Fixing a Loose Foam Block in Your
Sunfish Hull.
How to find that leak!
Repairing a Split in a Hull/Deck Joint
Removing a Metal Sunfish Bailer
A quick and effective wind indicator
Sunfish Racing Sail Bending On and
Tuning Guide
The Points of Sailboat Maintenance
Sunfish Direct - Miscellaneous Repairs
and Maintenance
Sunfish Forum -
Fixing foam block
Hairline cracks in gelcoat-Need to fix?
Fixing a "holey" Sunfish
Fiberglass repair
Install inspection port(s)???
Sailing Texas -
How to install a new Sunfish pintle
How to Reset the Sunfish Bow Eye

Links to How to Fix videos:
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Links to
Alcort Sailboats

User Groups:
Greater Detroit Sunfish Club
Gulf Coast Sunfish Region News Group
Sunfishnoveles (español)
Sunfish user group for engineers
Sunfish Forum
New England Sunfish Sailors
Sunfish Club Aruba

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Informational articles:
Alcort Sailfish
Wikipedia - Sailfish sailboat
Sailboat Data - Sailfish
Home built rudder and center board for Sailfish
Outside - Review: The Small-Boat Revolution

How to sail articles:
Associated Content -
How to Rig a Sunfish Sailboat
Your First Sailboat
Sunfish Club Aruba - Tips & Tricks

How to sail videos:
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In the 1940s, Alex Byran and Cortlandt Heyniger created the Alcort
company (named from the first syllables of their given names).

Alcort's first sailboat was the Sailfish. Introduced in 1945 according to
The Sunfish Bible by Will White, it was similar to a large wooden
surfboard with a sail, a rudder and a daggerboard. It was available in
either finished or kit form.

With no cockpit to put your feet in, sailors often fell off. Discontinued in
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