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Old 10-07-2016, 17:56   #1
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Opinions on CLC Passagemaker?

What do you all think of the CLC Passagemaker?



I'm currently land-bound, learning to sail, and dreaming about a live-aboard. I'd thought about buying a sailing dinghy, to give me more opportunities to get out on the water and to learn what I'm doing.

One of the great things about living in Minneapolis is that there are plenty of places to put a small boat into the water:



I'm asking because I've found a CLC Passagemaker - a 11'9" nestable sailing dinghy - for sale, at what seems a reasonable price.

Thing is, I'm carrying some short-term debt that I'd like to clear, before I take on any new expenditures, and I'm lending my garage to a friend so I don't have a convenient place to store it, until spring.

I'm asking because this boat is available now, at price only slightly above the manufacturer's list price for the unassembled kits. If it was next spring, and I'd paid off my debt and had space in my garage, I'd jump for it.

What I'm worried is that if I don't take this, while it's available, it's going to be a long while before I see as good a deal.

So, questions:
  • Is this a decent sailing dinghy, suitable for learning to sail on modest-sized lakes?
  • Would it be suitable as a tender for a larger, blue water boat, whenever I get around to buying that?
  • Do dinghies of this type come onto the market with any regularity?
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Re: Opinions on CLC Passagemaker?

There is always another boat. Don't believe me? Craig's list.
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