Minifish

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  1. Johnhoboken

    Johnhoboken New Member

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    Can anyone help me figure out the year of my Minifish ?
    Vin # amf16187e585
    thanks
    John
     
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  3. Johnhoboken

    Johnhoboken New Member

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    You might be right, I picked the minifish up in Connecticut just north of where they were made. All indications state last one made 1983 on sites I have investigated.
     
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    Are the Decals on this minifish original ?
     
  6. Al Courtines

    Al Courtines New Member

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    Same as mine.
     
  7. Al Courtines

    Al Courtines New Member

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    Are you looking for parts?
     
  8. Johnhoboken

    Johnhoboken New Member

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    Maybe a sail, the one that came with this boat was sitting in a basement for many years, wood seems ok. Cant wait to test it out
     
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    Johnhoboken New Member

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    Any idea the year off your Minifish ?
     
  10. Alan S. Glos

    Alan S. Glos Active Member

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    I think Kevane Sails still makes a nice aftermarket sail for the Minifish but no sail logo.
    Good "class legal" Minifish sails with the double fish logo are hard to find in good shape.

    Alan Glos
    Cazenovia, NY
     
  11. Light and Variable Winds

    Light and Variable Winds Well-Known Member

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    Maybe take a pencil tracing of that HIN to verify the "85" is not an "83", so Sunfish History can be up-t0-date?

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  12. Johnhoboken

    Johnhoboken New Member

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    No need, the boat is in pristine shape,
    The vin clearly states amf16187e585
     
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    Johnhoboken New Member

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    Light and Variable Winds Well-Known Member

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    Why is the HIN not glossy like the rest of the paint? :(

    It looks glued on. Was the factory using DYMO tape? :confused:

    'Checked—and DYMO has a tape that's 12mm wide. :oops:

    Pondering—it's my job. :rolleyes:

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    Minifish_1983_800.jpg
    Serial # of my '83 AMF Minifish (excuse the blue tape). Molded in....
     
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  17. beldar boathead

    beldar boathead Well-Known Member

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    Hi, let me put one of my guys in the time machine to let you know what was going on at the factory that day resulting in a gloss not to your liking.

    BTW, Minifish, like Sunfish, are not painted from the factory. They have a gel coat outer surface. Given this boat looks pretty pristine for 32 years old , I don't think anyone has painted it.
     
  18. Johnhoboken

    Johnhoboken New Member

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    Thank you for the reply

    Would you or anyone know where to purchase a new minifish sail with the logo?
    Or any ideas if I purchased one without the best way to silk screen or some other method to apply a logo ?
    Thank you
    John
     
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