Specializing in vintage Sunfish sailboats. Alcort Catfish and Standard Sailfish, Drascombe Dabber and Lugger, Penobscot 14, Sorg 15, ODay Daysailer II, Grumman 17.
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Low Cost Sunfish Storage
I used the multi used trailer to pick up some v crimp metal roofing and noticed that it would be perfect for building a small Sunfish lean to. This panel is 2 feet wide and 16 feet long, so you could buy two panels at about $35 each, some screws with bushings, and some 2x4s to make a frame and make a cover simple enough that it just keeps direct sun, rain, snow, leaves etc... off of the boat. The tin will get hot, but underneath the temperature is 15-20 degrees cooler. Build the shelter where it is just tall enough to fit the boat under, cover the sides if desired. One caution though, the edges are very sharp so frame the cover in a way that will protect passers by from sharp edge or turn edges under.
Our Sunfish Phoenix thought she was getting her own personal sunshade.