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Boat Directory: Starfish
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PORTSMOUTH:       D-PN  - 99.6 (Sunfish)

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
Laser Performance

Measurements of Starfish
Length: 13 feet 8 inches
Beam:   40 inches
Source: Author measurements
Links to more photos:
South Texas Sailing
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
Fillip Mfg. Co. - San Angelo
(Concho Valley Marine?)

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

Class Association:

Informational articles: - Starfish Sailboat - Hardware Needed
Sailing Texas Forum - Starfish board boat parts - 1979 Starfish - 1998 Starfish
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

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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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

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