Since Cheapskate sailors are not showing any interest in converting to soft water sailing in my unused Sunfish hull I wonder if the hull can be put to better use.

I have vivid memory of my only ride on a Long Island Scooter, one long laugh. The Sunfish hull is very similar to a scooter hull, just smaller. Al it needs is angle iron runners screwed, or even pop riveted to the bottom, two or three each side. Steering would be by weight shifting and sheeting. No messing around with pesky shrouds or runners, easy crossing of wide pressure ridges. There might be an amusing learning curve.

Comments from scooter skippers appreciated.

Lloyd Roberts

About Lloyd Roberts

Long time ice boater. Creator of the Gambit and Cheapskate boats. Author of the first definitive book on ice boating "Think Ice"One of the original members of the Chickawaukie ice boat club in Maine. Lloyd also lives on Chickawaukie and has played launch host to countless ice boaters over the years.
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1 Response to A “CHEAPSCOOTER” ?

  1. Reynolds, Scot says:

    My name is Scot Reynolds, I grew up in Webster NY(Rochester) with soft and hard water sailing. My dad and I had DN 1919 and DN 1880 on Sodus Bay.
    Now I live in Maryland, sold my J35 recently, the DN 1919 needs rebuilding but is “planted” in my brothers garage, and my wife and I have a cottage on Damariscotta Lake, Jefferson ME(where all the GREAT iceboating was last winter!!!!) at the south end of Great Bay western shore.
    I have been wishing for a Sunfish for my 14 year to replace my current 14ft Minstral from Canada that is too much for him. I grew up on one in Sodus and Ocracoke Island vacationing.
    I am currently rehabbing a Force5 in MD to take to Maine if I ever get that far, but a Sunfish was my first plan.

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