AMF Puffer, 1980, Columbia, Tennessee, $2,150, price reduced 9/6/08 to $2,050, sold 9/29/08

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  • This restored 1980 AMF Alcort Puffer is perfect for a young sailor's first boat or fun for the whole family. It's ready to sail when you are. In the water on Aug 27 and had a blast.
  • Over the last 18 months the Puffer's hull and topside have been completely refinished with premium grade epoxy barrier coat, 2-part epoxy color coat on hull, 2-part automotive lacquer topside. All non-skid surfaces re-done with roll-on truck bed liner and very fine sand, then top-coated with Interlux epoxy like the rest of the boat, and finished it at the same time as the rest of the topside with automotive 2-part lacquer.
  • All the deck and hull fittings (except two) were stripped off, disassembled, cleaned, refurbished as needed, and bedded in black 3M 5200 (special marine mastic). Oar lock receivers were cleaned and reinstalled without re-bedding.


  • Length: 12'6" (3.8m)
  • Beam: 4'10" (1.5m)
  • Sail Area (Main): 55 sq. ft
  • Sail Area (Jib): 35 sq. ft
  • Hull Weight: 175 lbs. (79kg)
  • Crew Capacity: 450 lbs. (204kg)


  • Mast, Boom, all rigging (one new shroud from West Marine). New sheaves in masthead. New jib halyard
  • Mainsail and Jib - Great condition. Don't know how old they are, but they've been well maintained and they should last for many seasons to come.
  • Hank-on jib with bronze clips. Slight fraying at head of main, but bolt rope slides up without the slightest sign of hanging up. Two professionally done repairs on main, one 2"X5", the other round, 1.5"dia.
  • Daggerboard - Mahogany - faired and re-finished with multiple coats of polyurethane spar varnish.
  • Rudder/Tiller - Spring-loaded pintle. Mahogany kick-up rudder. Tiller and extension of ash or oak. Rudder was faired and re-finished. Equipped with rudder lock. All parts of the Rudder/Tiller assembly were taken apart, cleaned and refurbished or replaced.
  • Sail Bag
  • Battens for main and 2 spares
  • Cargo Net
  • Air Horn (new)
  • Paddle
  • Dock Lines for bow and stern
  • Anchor- 14# plastic-coated mushroom style
  • Anchor Line 75' (new)
  • Mast Rack (new) custom built, with padding
  • 2" Tie-Down Strap with Ratchet and 6 foam rubber pads


  • Tilt Style - for very easy off- and on-loading.
  • Water-blasted and painted, top and bottom in Aug.08
  • 1 7/8" ball hitch
  • Spare Tire- never used.
  • New tires
  • New Rims - Galvanized
  • New Bearings
  • New Bearing-Buddies
  • New guide rollers
  • New Bunks - replaced with treated wood and re-covered
  • New wiring - with heavy duty chafing protection
  • New lights - Water-proofed (and tested). Flat-4 (like U-haul) electrical connector
  • 3rd wheel - New 5" castor wheel and jack on trailer tongue

    Thank you so much for running my ad. I couldn’t be more pleased with the results! To date there have been about 750 hits on that page. The little Puffer sold about two weeks ago just as you said it would. Its new family is a wonderful couple from Arkansas with 3 children. They came and got it, so the deal is done and I just need to mark it “sold”. Over the winter I’m restoring a 25-foot 1964 Cheoy Lee Frisco Flyer, so I’ll be running another ad in a few months. Thanks again!
    Sincerely, Terry
    Columbia, Tennessee

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