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Snark Sunflower

I’ve been boating pretty much all of my life in one way or another. In my 20’s and 30’s I was an avid kayaker and would hit all the white water I could. When I turned 40 I bought a pontoon boat and started a hot dog and sno cone concession on the Susquehanna river, and that’s how I got into power boating. I started thinking about sailing in the summer of 2007 and was intrigued by how one could sail with the power of the wind. Even against the wind.

I bought a few books and read them and then finally made the decision to buy a starter sailboat. I bought a Snark Sunflower on Ebay. What great fun! (as long as there’s wind)


That’s what started my addiction to sailing. I sailed it all summer and had a blast. I made another sailing decision at the end of that season and that was that sailing was for me. That winter I bought a Com-Pac 16.

The Snark is gone now and I’ll tell you about that in another post, but the Snark is what got me started and that’s when I learned…..Never under estimate the power of a Snark!