Hey Jack Flash,
I wasn't the original poster but am the one that posted about the Snark. My dad bought it back in the day, before I was a glint in his eye and I think he also paid about 500 for it. It sat in the garage for years and years, I think I was about 13 before I even knew it was there
. One day, here recently, I took it out and told myself that I was gonna fix her back up for kicks and maybe to give myself a little more experience with boat repair. The ABS plastic that they used to cover the styrofoam core had deteriorated really badly and the foam had become a little water logged so I have removed all of the plastic and left it under a shelter to dry out a little bit. The company says that they can be fiberglassed and that is what I plan on doing. It's a really small boat like 3'1/2" by 12' but I like the sailboard design of it. I figure I can put it right on top of my hobie when I go sailing and set her up for myself or others to play on. Plus I think it would be a great little boat for some of the younger members of my family to play on. Or maybe for my girlfriend to sunbathe on. I remember when I first took her out on the hobie and she said, "what, your not gonna let me lay out on this thing?" as I handed her the jib sheets. I think she understood why once we got going to speed and heeling over a bit.
I'm definately a novice with all of this boat repair stuff and I think that this will be a fun way to get started and become a little more familiar with fiberglass. Only problem I see is that I don't have the sails or the dimensions. I found a company that makes them out of dacron, which I think is a bit overkill for cloth for this boat, but their prices are like 500 dollars for the main and jib
. So I may try making my own out of nylon or something. What kind of Snark did you have? You don't still have the sails do you