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Old 01-04-2015, 15:06   #16
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Re: From old to new, what boat to get next.

My suggestion is to start reading Small Craft Advisor. Lots of ideas in there, it's a good read anyway, and they have small ads.
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Old 01-04-2015, 15:07   #17
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I saw those. And i have thought about it. But it seems i can get a used trailerable boat for the price. If not less.


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Where can i find those? In the magazine aisle or at a book store?


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Old 01-04-2015, 15:09   #19
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I would. But its has to fit in my 21ft garage including the trailer.


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This is a problem, because any boat bigger than a Wayfarer is going to have a mast longer than 21ft. Effectively, the trailed setup cannot be shorter than the mast. What you are really looking for is a boat with a less than 21ft mast.
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Well i have a place for the mast that uses a pulley to secure it to the ceiling. Its the boat length with the trailer thats the issue


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Old 01-04-2015, 15:13   #21
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Re: From old to new, what boat to get next.

Any trailed combination is going to be at least 3-4 ft longer than the boat, even ignoring the mast.

Are there any other criteria you haven't mentioned yet? It would be helpful if you put all the criteria in the original post, instead of mentioning new limitations after a page of discussion.
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Re: From old to new, what boat to get next.

Nope. Thats really it. The only additions are stuff like this with the trailer combination like issues. That i haven't had prior knowledge of


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Old 01-04-2015, 15:43   #23
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Re: From old to new, what boat to get next.

A nice list of pocket cruisers, including descriptions of a day sailing one of the new West Wight Potter 20 footer.

Pocket Cruiser Resurgance - Inside Practical Sailor Blog Article

Also, don't forget the many nice fiberglass trailerable cruising sailboats of the 60s. My favorite is the Cal 24. Also, the S&S designed Dolphin, some of which were built by Yankee Yachts in the early 70s. The Catalina 22 is an excellent choice. Many on the market, so they can be bought AND SOLD quickly! A very unusual trait for any boat.

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Awesome. Thanks


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So with all of that. Are there any that would be in the $1,500 range?


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The $1500 range will take some work but should be do able. Check "sailboat lists" for sale by owners. Also craigslist, back row of marinas and backyards of houses as you drive around. I bought a 25 on a trailer out of a backyard just by asking about it. A lot of backyard boats people will let sit rather than deal with the hassle of selling.
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Ahhh. Good point. I heard marinas will auction abandoned boats. Is there a website that has all the listings. I cant find any for the Washington area


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Ok bored and I have a boat shopping problem. Tanzer overnighter 15 Sammamish. Chrysler 20 Everett. Newport 16 Everett. Gulfcoast 21 Olympi. I'm not sure how close these are to you but are on Seattle craigslist.
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Re: From old to new, what boat to get next.

You can get a hinged swing tongue on a trailer that can fold back once you've got the boat and trailer stuck in the garage. 20 is about the max you're going to get in there. A West Wight Potter 19 is going to be quite a bit more than what you are willing to spend and our club has one so I know them pretty well. How is the height of your garage? A Cal 20 on a trailer might be an option but they have a fixed keel.

There are many, many boats that you can look at to get an idea of what you want but stick to the 19 to 20 foot range and don't get wheel steering.

Good luck in your search.
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20ft Sailboat with Motor & Trailer

Here's one you might have seen already! Get a machine shop to hinge the tongue on the trailer and you can swing to the side once its in the garage.
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I have seen that and i have a few machinst friends


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