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Boat Directory: Scorpion
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SPECIFICATIONS:
PHRF:
                        Low  Hi   Avg
Not a PHRF boat
PORTSMOUTH:       D-PN  - 112.1
[This rating may not be for the sunfish
clone, but may be for a larger boat known
as a Scorpion.]
The Sunfish has a D-PN
of 99.6.
Source:
USsailing.org

Specifications for Sunfish
Length (ft/m)          13.9      4.24
Beam (ft/m)              4.10    1.25
Draft  (ft/m)              2.11    0.64
Sail Area (ft2/m2)   75.00    6.97
Hull Weight (lb/kg) 120.00  54.43
Capacity                    1-2 people
Skill Level        Beginner - Expert
Race Level      Club - International
Optimal Weight (lb/kg)   140/190  63/86
Transport          car toppable
Source:
Laser Performance
Links to more photos:
SailingTexas.com
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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Manufacturer:

User Groups:
Sunfish_Sailor
Sunfish_MIdwest
Creve_Coeur_Sailing_Association
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

Class Association:

Informational articles:
laserforum.org - Scorpion sailboat
trailersailor, Andy Hoyt - Re: Info on Scorpion Sailboat (looks
like Sunfish0
sunfishforum - Scorpion sailboat
Wind Line Sails -  Guide to Buying a Used Sunfish
David Dunlap -  Buying A Used Sunfish Sailboat: Know The
Ins And Outs Before Sailing Away
Article Click - Tips On Buying Used Sunfish Sailboat
Torresen Marine - Sunfish Rigging Guide

Reviews:
Outside Online.com - 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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The Scorpion is one of
many "Sunfish" clones
popular in the 1960s to
mid 1980s. Upward price
changes in raw materials
put many clone
companies, operating on
razer thin margins, out of
business. Many of the
clones were so closely
designed to match the
Sunfish that
specifications of the
Sunfish are referenced
as specifications for the
clones.

Many of the articles and
videos on this page are
well suited to the
Scorpion. I have added
Scorpion specific articles
as I have found them.
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