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Old 30-04-2009, 16:28   #31
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if you have a friend who is local and knows something about boats even if it's only power he should be able to recognise problems with fiberglass at least. If there is an outboard motor, make the owner start it but if the price is right don't let it stop you. Check out the rigging, esp. the standing rigging if it is rusted or looks wrong it is and that is more expensive but not prohibitive to replace than the running. check out the sails if they look like they are in decent shape, you will recognize fraying or worn spots easily. Pick it up. If the current owner balks at anything you ask run dont walk away, he's hiding something. Then there is the trailer, again your motorboat friend can help there. But if it is cheap enough, go for it.

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Old 30-04-2009, 16:47   #32
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If you want a small boat that sails like a big boat that you can take out safely in just about any weather, try a Cape Dory Typhoon. 19', full keel (18" draft), small cuddy.
GREAT sailing boat.

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