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!

One Response to “Snark Sunflower”

  1. I’m a fellow sailing addict, so I started my own business devoted to extremely portable sailboats. In addition to selling Snarks online, I sell Snark-like sail rigs for inflatable boats, canoes and kayaks. Consistent with the theme of extreme portability, I go Snark one better and make the rigs on inflatables, canoes and kayaks so that there are no long pieces that require cartopping or sticking out an open window — the entire rig folds to a bundle less than 4 feet long. A sailing inflatable is particularly wonderful for its comfort — you can sit on the floor (which is cushioney) and lean back against an air chamber while you sail.

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