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Old 12-02-2015, 11:16   #1
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From old to new, what boat to get next.

Hey guys and gals, so its that time. Im upgrading from my c-lark 14 to whatever I can find. The problem is there are so many options and I am not knowledgeable on all the boats out there. Im hoping for a pocket cruiser of some sort.
So "features" i want/need:
Has a place to sleep. And a table/ or galley.
Steering wheel driven.
Swing keel and easily trailer launch-able.
A transom to put my minn kota 50 on without harming the boat.
And within 20 feet if possible.
I know that all of this may not be possible, but just tell me all you know about the boat you think may work. Thanks!


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Old 12-02-2015, 14:18   #2
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Re: From old to new, what boat to get next.

Dustin, all of those criteria save one are attainable. The one that will not likely be possible is wheel steering on such a small boat. This is physically impractical and functionally undesirable; I doubt if you will ever find such a combination.

Otherwise, the West Wight Potter series seems to meet your criteria, and they are reasonably available in the States (you don't mention your location). Here in Oz there are some equivalent models, but you sorta sound like a Yank so I'll give them a miss!

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Seattle, Washington is where I am located. But alright. Thanks!


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Re: From old to new, what boat to get next.

Another question, what other monohulled boats would fit that criteria?


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Old 13-02-2015, 10:03   #5
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Dustin, all of those criteria save one are attainable. The one that will not likely be possible is wheel steering on such a small boat. This is physically impractical and functionally undesirable; I doubt if you will ever find such a combination.

Otherwise, the West Wight Potter series seems to meet your criteria, and they are reasonably available in the States (you don't mention your location). Here in Oz there are some equivalent models, but you sorta sound like a Yank so I'll give them a miss!

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Doing a full paint job on a WW Potter (and a bunch of other much larger boats) now. Very nice little boat, well built.
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So with all of that. Are there any that would be in the $1,500 range?


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I dunno... you're gonna have to do your own research on that, mate. But I suspect that the Potters, being pretty popular, may be a bit dearer than that.

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Alright. Thank you!


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So after research and looking at for sale forums. I can not find a WWP to save my life. Are there any other boats that fit the criteria?


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Bump up a couple feet, Catalina 22.
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You can purchase a WWP new here in Seattle. About 30k. PM me if you want info, have a recent client who bought one.


Also, the WWP is sometimes known as an International 19 in these parts. May help in your search. International is the builder.
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I would. But its has to fit in my 21ft garage including the trailer.


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West Wight Potters are surprisingly nice to sail too.

They have been built for so many decades -- at least 40 years, maybe 50 years -- that some will be available at any price point. I would expect that somewhere someone would give you an old one to get it out of the drive way. The web site lists new ones fully loaded for $40K (the new 20 footer), bare boats $25K (the 19 footer).
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If you want to build something, Chesapeake Lightcraft make kits:
PocketShip: 15-foot Fast-Sailing Pocket Cruiser with Sitting Headroom and 8-foot Berths! Pocket Ship Plans
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