The Sunfish is indeed an excellent choice for an aging ILCA sailor whose knees or hips are no longer up to the demands of the ILCA. The Sunfish is also an excellent boat for younger folk and women.And Sunfish is still the better option!
Good. Sunfish last way too long anyway.Wess isn't well informed about developments within the Sunfish class.
The fact is that Sunfish are now manufactured in Portugal (nothing wrong with that) BUT the build process has been changed significantly. No more internal foam structures. Many knowledgeable Sunfish racers predict that this will effect the longevity of the hulls. The class (ISCA) can only provide input, but has no rights since they don't own the plans.
They put it out to tender , it’s not their fault that none of your countries boat builders took them up on it because they thought your market wasnt big enough for them to make a profit ( you will never see a USA builder again) . Which is why LP didn’t surport it for the last decade, the moneys in Europe . Which is why you now have multiple European builders , who are happy to throw you a few containers of scraps to keep your market happy.I prefer to buy local. Give me a shout when they are made in NA like those idiotic ILCA leaders said they would be.
I know... soon...
ILCA don't sell anything, but don't let the truth get in the way of your prejudices. Just like the implied comment on quality, but if you don't want a Chinese built ILCA, you can buy one built in a wide range of places.Well thank God it ain't the Chinese shit that ILCA sells!
Can you show me the evidence of you complaining about LP stopping building in the USA? Did you campaign then to get people to buy other classes like you seem to be doing now? Why are you happy to tell people to buy a Sunfish built in Portugal but won't entertain an ILCA built in England, Italy, Australia Etc.I prefer to buy local. Give me a shout when they are made in NA like those idiotic ILCA leaders said they would be.
Its not hard to understand, Trolls just troll. A delight in irritating their fellow man is their only aim. There's no point in looking for a rational position when it simply doesn't exist.Of course Wess may have other reasons for recommending the Sunfish. I can't even begin to understand his logic on most issues discussed here.
A Sunfish? With messed up knees? Not sure multitasking should include walking with crutches. Think I’ll get an old IC when I get bored. Maybe become an ILCA rep to support the class that has done so much for me over the years.Get a Sunfish then. Great multitasking boat. And no ILCA to muck things up.
Sorry to hear about your messed-up knees. But surely a nice comfy Sunfish would be OK?A Sunfish? With messed up knees? Not sure multitasking should include walking with crutches. Think I’ll get an old IC when I get bored. Maybe become an ILCA rep to support the class that has done so much for me over the years.