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Old 03-11-2012, 19:27   #31
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Re: How to buy a small (14') sailboat?

darshunt,
Look for a locally produced boat and you'll be much happier with the ease of finding parts and pieces.
Your area has a gazillion Capris, Lidos and things made by Catalina. Go to your local sailing clubs and find out what they are sailing. They, no doubt, got them cheaply from a local dealer or manufacturer.
Don't make up your mind about a Hunter until you've exhausted all other possibilities.
Good luck in your search.
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Re: How to buy a small (14') sailboat?

Sorry I was misunderstood. I meant I can't find a Hunter, so it is good to have other choices.
I see lots of Lidos and Capris on craiglist, thanks.
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Old 04-11-2012, 15:10   #33
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Re: How to buy a small (14') sailboat?

Sorry for the misunderstanding. Lidos and Capris would be a good choice. The reason I mentioned that you might want to get what the local clubs have is that if you decide to start racing then you'll have a boat that will fit into their regattas plus the advantage of buying very good used sails and running rigging that has only been used for one season by fanatical racers.
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Re: How to buy a small (14') sailboat?

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Sorry I was misunderstood. I meant I can't find a Hunter, so it is good to have other choices.
Ah! Then it is I who misunderstood. My apologies.

As SkiprJohn said, Lidos and Capris will be good choices. In fact, I'll just say "ditto" to his whole post. Very good advice there.
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