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Old 17-09-2015, 04:56   #61
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Re: Getting started sailing cheaply.

Sorry, the reason why I suggest a cat boat over a canoe style boat is that knee. A smaller boat is going to be much tougher on the knee especially one that may be tipsy. It may come down to buying two boats. C canoe car topper and a boat that you can sail comfortably.


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Old 17-09-2015, 05:22   #62
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Sorry, the reason why I suggest a cat boat over a canoe style boat is that knee. A smaller boat is going to be much tougher on the knee especially one that may be tipsy. It may come down to buying two boats. C canoe car topper and a boat that you can sail comfortably.


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Eventually I will have three boats. The live aboard boat, a dingy, and the canoe. There is a secondary reason I was looking at using canoe. When I go fishing I don't normally go by myself. Ether my Brother or my Dad goes too. We have had the whole family out at times but then we take the pontoon boat. Someone mentioned a walker bay, I looked at the we or my weight limit on the 10 foot one, and if me and ether my Dad or my Brother ever got into that boat at the same time it would sink. Dad weighs 235 and my "little" brother weights 335 lbs. So I need that 800 lbs weight limit or more If I cannot find it in a car topable boat. I have also see canoes being pulled by a bicycle, I figured I could swap the bike out and use my motor scooter to pull it if needed since I don't own a car. I would be using Moms van, Dads truck, or my brothers car when I go to one of the larger lakes that is further away than the 10 miles to the 63 acre lake I go fishing at most of the time.

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Old 17-09-2015, 10:33   #63
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Re: Getting started sailing cheaply.

I think the responses telling you this is a bad idea have more to do with posting this question on the wrong forum than the viability of your idea.
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Old 18-09-2015, 00:12   #64
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Re: Getting started sailing cheaply.

Hi, Broken Sailor,

Just know that I wish you a speedy recovery. Take good care of your new knees.

FWIW, I think something like a Hobie 18 might suit you....old, inexpensive , trailerable, and you and your little bro could go fishing, or you and your dad, and be pretty safe, too.

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Old 18-09-2015, 05:09   #65
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Hi, Broken Sailor,

Just know that I wish you a speedy recovery. Take good care of your new knees.

FWIW, I think something like a Hobie 18 might suit you....old, inexpensive , trailerable, and you and your little bro could go fishing, or you and your dad, and be pretty safe, too.

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Old 18-09-2015, 05:28   #66
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Just a random idea!..... But have you considered using a kite?!

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Old 18-09-2015, 06:28   #67
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Re: Getting started sailing cheaply.

The boat you buy now to start sailing isn't the boat you have to have forever. You can sell it and change as your needs and health change...just and idea...


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Old 20-09-2015, 13:26   #68
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Re: Getting started sailing cheaply.

Why not get a real sailboat? If your knees are such that you cannot hike out, most small boats are eliminated from consideration. But not these:

US 2.4 Meter Home

They look expensive, but used boats are no doubt cheaper.

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Old 20-09-2015, 17:24   #69
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I have never said I want to build a canoe. I want to buy the canoe and build the sail kit and outriggers for it saving allot of money in the process. Still do not know what is so oddball about the plans for the lateen sailing rig that I posted here.

[IMG] http://dngoodchild.com/7888.jpg [/IMG]

Looks like most lateen rigs that I have seen even store bought rig shown here.

[IMG] https://www.sailboatstogo.com/img/ca...2009_041-2.jpg [/IMG]

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To answer your question about a lateen rig:
My understanding is they go down wind. Unless you want someone to constantly come and pick you up, you also have to go up wind. Hence you need a modern setup.
I am glad your surgery went well. Keep at the PT. And her's to you Ann! Go on ya for climbing that rock!
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Re: Getting started sailing cheaply.

got a sweet Laguna 25 in very close to mint condition for 4g's with trailer. Swing keel was exactly what I needed to get in and out of the hundreds of ramps in lower MI. (Lakes Mich, Huron, etc) Very easy to trailer, and cheap while I'm learing. Take the plunge! You'll never regret it. Just sorry I have that pesky job that takes up so much time. Good Luck!!
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[QUOTE=Joel E Felt;1918576]got a sweet Laguna 25 in very close to mint condition for 4g's with trailer. Swing keel was exactly what I needed to get in and out of the hundreds of ramps in lower MI. (Lakes Mich, Huron, etc) Very easy to trailer, and cheap while I'm learing. Take the plunge! You'll never regret it. Just sorry I have that pesky job that takes up so much time. Good Luck!![Youth is wasted on the young.]
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Re: Getting started sailing cheaply.

Given that op has that rare commodity....time! (Albeit due to PITA circumstances)... IMO given the low budget would be best used finding a small boat or dinghy that is ready to go at a price that works....and with a sail plan that does also! And less of a PITA to cobble something up that runs the risk of being of little use and having no resale..... Money and time down the plughole.

The harder you look the more options there are.

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