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Old 21-04-2011, 20:46   #1
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Looking for a Day Sailer

Hi all,

I'm looking for some suggestions on what and where I should be looking for a very specific monohull. I've been browsing craigslist, and found a few things of minimal interest, but what other sites for small sailboats? I'm located in North Georgia with an old truck, so the closer the better.

It looks like our days of long time cruising are a little further down the road than we had hoped.

Until then, we're going to keep practicing our sailing skills in nearby lakes.

I'm looking for a monohull that can hold at least 4 people (so we can take friends out w/ us).

A small cabin would be nice for some lake camping.

Age doesn't matter, but I'd like it to be in decent enough shape that I can sail it this summer.

Must be trailerable, swing keel, centerboard, or other very shallow draft possibilities.
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Old 21-04-2011, 21:15   #2
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Hi all,

I'm looking for some suggestions on what and where I should be looking for a very specific monohull. I've been browsing craigslist, and found a few things of minimal interest, but what other sites for small sailboats? I'm located in North Georgia with an old truck, so the closer the better.

It looks like our days of long time cruising are a little further down the road than we had hoped.

Until then, we're going to keep practicing our sailing skills in nearby lakes.

I'm looking for a monohull that can hold at least 4 people (so we can take friends out w/ us).

A small cabin would be nice for some lake camping.

Age doesn't matter, but I'd like it to be in decent enough shape that I can sail it this summer.

Must be trailerable, swing keel, centerboard, or other very shallow draft possibilities.
CAL 20 Sailboat details on sailboatdata.com
CATALINA 22 Sailboat details on sailboatdata.com
MONTGOMERY 17 Sailboat details on sailboatdata.com
HOLDER 20 Sailboat details on sailboatdata.com

If you've got a big tow vehicle then the Cal or Catalina would be fine.
If you have a smaller vehicle then the Montgomery or the Holder is the way to go.


If you don't mind pitching a tarp over the boom and sleeping in the cockpit the look at FLYING SCOT Sailboat details on sailboatdata.com. I've sailed in some really atrocious wind and waves with one of these and it did just fine.

My preference would be the Holder, combination of cabin, weight, performance and size.

With a large tow vehicle then the HOBIE 33 Sailboat details on sailboatdata.com is a possibility. You would want to use this on larger lakes.

There is good support for most of these boats, except the Montgomery which I don't know about.
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Old 21-04-2011, 21:23   #3
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Re: Looking for a Day Sailer

The Catalina 22 is one of the most common I've been looking at online. Can't find a lot of them near me, but seems to be about what I'm looking for.

Plus, I've heard Catalina keeps a good supply of spares for their older boats.

I also found a Hunter 23 from 1988 I may be interested in, anyone know anything about these?
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We started on a catalina 22 and they are very good boats, many were built and there are some great support groups, such as
Catalina 22 National Sailing Association

back in 81 we bought new hull 10,300 and something. I'm sure there are many for sale at good prices.

good luck.
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Re: Looking for a Day Sailer

Hello Southern Hiker,

My last sailboat was a Hunter 20 from the early 80's. It looks like the H20 that I had and the H23 that you are asking about share a lot of similarities. In any case, I was really happy with the H20 and thought it was a great design for lake, and coastal weekending. The H20 is responsive/quick handling boat and was a blast to sail. Staying on the boat was like camping in a tent on the water but the H23 would probably be a noticeable improvement. You'll want good weather, and to hang out on shore/in the cockpit most of the time with these boats.

Overall construction quality seemed to be average for a lightweight trailer sailor. Fit and finish was good but things like a glassed/taped hull-deck joint would have been nice upgrades. The H20 is only a lightweight trailer sailor/weekender though and not a boat that you will want to repeatedly put into overly demanding conditions or fill up with stores for living aboard/blue water sailing (ha ha)..

Hopefully that information is at least a little relevant to the H23,,

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Re: Looking for a Day Sailer

I'm still looking for my first boat, whenever I'm able to. The Catalina 22 looks pretty good. I've had my eye on this one for now. Some of the others mentioned look pretty good too. I'll have to look into smaller Hunters, I haven't seen many of them. That suggestion will help me out in my search too. Thanks Jonathan.
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dont forget the Santana 2023
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The Catalina 22 suggested is a great day sailor, and they have an almost cult like following with big fleets all over the place....lots of races and get togethers. They're also very affordable...there's a super nice one for sale two slips over from me...race rigged, clean and very nice...only $3450. It's been for sale for a while so I bet the dude would take less.
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...there's a super nice one for sale two slips over from me...only $3450.
Makes me wish I wasn't in Europe. I'd be interested in looking. That's half of the one I found on YW that's in Dallas.
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Compac and Nimble make some great trailerable sailboats.





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The Catalina 22 suggested is a great day sailor, and they have an almost cult like following with big fleets all over the place....lots of races and get togethers. They're also very affordable...there's a super nice one for sale two slips over from me...race rigged, clean and very nice...only $3450. It's been for sale for a while so I bet the dude would take less.

Where is this one at? I'm very interested
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Where is this one at? I'm very interested
It's at Harbor One Marina on Eagle Mountain Lake, Fort Worth, Texas. I'll see if I can get the phone number next time I'm out, but it may be Friday before I can get back out.
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browse sailingtexas.com often.

Here's a decent Chrysler 22 in MS - Chrysler 22, 1977, Tupelo, Mississippi, sailboat for sale from Sailing Texas

also keep an eye on ebay.
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