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fishgutz posted 05-11-2008 02:50 PM ET (US)   Profile for fishgutz   Send Email to fishgutz  
I'm in Jacksonville, Actually Orange Park. I'm looking for a Windsurfer. Preferably a Windsurfer One Design. Anyone got one hangin' in their garage or boat house? I'd like one in pretty good condition. Maybe you bought it and never used it or never got the hang of it?
I can't be out in my Whaler all the time.
fishgutz posted 05-13-2008 05:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for fishgutz  Send Email to fishgutz     
C'mon. I know no one wants to admit it, but someone has to have one hangin' in their garage. Get in touch with me and I promise not to tell a soul.
jay18 posted 05-13-2008 06:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for jay18  Send Email to jay18     
Out of pure curiosity, why are you looking for a 20+ year old windsurfer? One designs are like Wilson Jimmy Connors or real wwoden woods. Windsurfing has come a long way since the One Design..
fishgutz posted 05-13-2008 08:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for fishgutz  Send Email to fishgutz     
Good Lord, don't let anyone hear you talk about 20 year old technology. Not on this website. Are you nuts? there could be a lynching.

There is a huge resurgence of the Windsurfer One Design in Australia.
There is supposedly a company making them again there. The people are sick and tired of having to upgrade all their equipment every 2 to 3 years to stay competitive. A 2 or 3 year old sailboard has little to no value.

Look at the Sunfish or Laser sailboats. Still going strong and they are much older than the Windsurfer.

Have you looked at the next sailboard they are going to use in the Olympics. You can't even buy one yourself. Where and when will it end.

I would love to have my old Mistral Superlight back but they were so fragile they are few and far between.

Just wondering, what would you suggest?
First, I'm a big guy at 205 pounds so short boards aren't going to cut it. The winds aren't strong enough around here often enough to warrant one of those. I thought about a Bic 283 or 293, but in a year they will be worthless. A Mistral Prodigy is out because they are 4 years old now. All the companies are coming out with long boards, Exocet Kona, Bic Jungle and Mistral Pacifico (available as a sailboard), Why not stick with the original that keeps some value.

Believe me for someone who wants to get back into it, I'm really getting discouraged by whats being marketed now a days.

Why not go "Old School" like all the Whaler guys on this site?

fishgutz posted 05-15-2008 08:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for fishgutz  Send Email to fishgutz     
OK, any sailboard. What have you got?
ConB posted 05-15-2008 08:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for ConB  Send Email to ConB     
I just came in from lashing a 1981 Laser wind surfer to the car. It's going to the address bellow. Come bid on it.

I never could under stand why any one would what to sail a boat that you keep spilling the ice out of your drink.


jay18 posted 05-15-2008 08:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for jay18  Send Email to jay18     
Rocket 99.
aja posted 05-16-2008 07:52 AM ET (US)     Profile for aja  Send Email to aja     
My uncle's barn is like a windsurfing museum with all sorts of 80's and even a bit of 70's gear. Some pretty cutting edge stuff in it's day - which was an awful long time ago! However I am located in VT which is a bit far away from florida. Off the top of my head, we have gear from:

Windsurfer (3 boards)
Cobra (3 boards)
Sailboard Masterclass (1 board)
Numerous sails from Gaastra, Neil Pryde,
Masts from AMPRO and others
Boom and base fittings from Windsurfing Hawaii, Fleetwood
Loads of other misc stuff, all if relatively good shape since it was used primarily in fresh water - although no promises about delaminated sails or occasional mouse holes in sails...

Let me know if you or anyone else might be interested.

fishgutz posted 05-16-2008 10:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for fishgutz  Send Email to fishgutz     
A little closer to Jacksonville?
fishgutz posted 05-19-2008 08:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for fishgutz  Send Email to fishgutz     

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