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Old 13-01-2013, 09:36   #16
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Re: Shallow draft

Depends on how far you want to be able to go and what accommodations you need, but I have always liked the Cape Cod Catboat like the Marshall 18. They are surprisingly seaworthy and good sailors for their size. They regularly sail all over around Buzzards Bay and Cape Cod.
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Old 13-01-2013, 09:43   #17
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Thank You, I looked at the Presto 30 which I believe would have great potential if they could get to production
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Old 13-01-2013, 09:51   #18
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That Presto 30 reminds me somewhat of the Bolger Shearwater. There were only 11 ever built by Edey & Duff, but when a used one comes on the market it's usually in the $16,000-$18,000 range. What you save not paying $90,000 for the Presto could make for a lovely cruising kitty. . . .
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You dont mention budget, so I'll throw in the Seaward/Hake 26 (or 30) I'm super impressed with these little boats. You would likely be looking at the cost of a new boat though....
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I spoke to the Presto folks at the boat show">Annapolis boat show, they were @ $170K for that boat
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2006 Used one in Fl....diesel powered, asking $40k 2006 Hake Seaward 26rk sailboat for sale in Florida
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Old 13-01-2013, 10:07   #22
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I spoke to the Presto folks at the Annapolis boat show, they were @ $170K for that boat

An outrageous affront to the very notion of the sharpie!

They should embody the eternal cheapskate values: simple & functional.

Just kidding, sort of. . . . I'm sure the Presto is well built and a thing of beauty. But $170,000 can buy a whole lot more boat.
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Re: Shallow draft

While we're on the topic, I should mention this ad seen in the Fall 2012 issue of Boneyard Boats, reprinted in the January issue of "Messing About in Boats". It may well be spoken for by now, but it piqued my interest:

"Free to Capable Steward: Unfinished Brewer-Designed Egret 44' Project Ketch"

It's a long ad and I can't retype the whole thing, but basically the builder encountered severe health problems. You get the completed hull and a new set of builder's plans. Located in Ballston Spa, NY. 44' length, 11'6" beam, 3' draft. (So, not trailerable without permits.)

Contact info is: Dot Gray 518-882-5462 or petergray@aol.com

I was sorely tempted, as I'm a shallow-draft addict looking for a bigger boat for eventual full-time cruising. . . . But our finances aren't right for a project of this size right now.

If anyone inquires, let us know what you find out.
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That Presto 30 reminds me somewhat of the Bolger Shearwater. There were only 11 ever built by Edey & Duff, but when a used one comes on the market it's usually in the $16,000-$18,000 range. What you save not paying $90,000 for the Presto could make for a lovely cruising kitty. . . .
Are you thinking of the Richard Black Shearwater which was also a CatKetch? The Bolger Shearwater is a leeboard yawl so I don't see the similarities to the Presto.

Check this link, 3rd boat down: http://www.sailingflamenco.com/sailoldboats.htm
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Re: Shallow draft

May not be easy to find but a used Nor'sea 27 could fit as well.

Mine has a 35' deck stepped mast and around 4' draft. It's beam isn't too wide that it can't be kept on a trailer. I have mine on a trailer but it requires a good sized truck to tow. I tow with a Silverado 2500HD Diesel.
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Re: Shallow draft

I was just thinking of the general lightweight sharpie hull, rounded bilges, close-enough dimensions (30' Presto vs. 28' Shearwater). The Shearwater is narrower (6'6" vs 8'6"). Aside from their sail rigs they have a fair amount in common. Leeboards are weird to some, but I like how they leave the cabin interior open, without a big trunk dividing it.
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Take a look at the Telstar Trimaran. Maybe a little small for a cruiser, but fast, shallow draft, and many of them can lower their masts. Also trailerable.

Every boat is a trade off.
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How about a MacGregor 26
1' draft and 35' mast height. Motors at over 24 mph.



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So, this is a motorboat that has sails in case you run out of gas?
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