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Old 15-04-2015, 09:28   #16
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Adding a C-Head might be a good change. You could lose the holding tank that way.


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Old 15-04-2015, 10:29   #17
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I have one of those in my F28! (C-head). I love it and swap it into my sprinter RV conversion when not sailing.
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Old 20-04-2015, 06:53   #18
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I do not yet. It is at La Vida Starships in Texas. Should be up on their site fairly soon. I just delivered it to him yesterday.
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You didn't mention your budget, which is always an important consideration?


The trailering stipulation and "cruising" are diametrically opposed desires. Any boat that's big enough for comfortable cruising is one that's impractical to trailer every time you sail (unless it's just a few times a year, for seasonal storage etc.). If you look into yacht clubs with moorings you'll find many of them are "working clubs" where the members do much of the seasonal maintenance on a volunteer basis and they can be relatively economical.


I've owned a Dragonfly 920, 1000, and now sail a 1200. I originally bought the 920 for daysailing, and it was a good choice for that and weekending. But IMHO, anything less than 33 feet in a tri is "boat camping". The 1000 was much more roomy inside but still not enough room for a growing family of 4. I'd have been better off and spent less money if I'd skipped the trade-ups and started with the bigger boat. If your budget allows, my advice would be to skip the baby steps and go for a bigger boat than you can trailer easily.
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Thanks! You are correct. Those are difficult parameters. It'll mostly be the two of us and mostly short trips - but the F28 was just too small below. The DF 1200 is a fabulous boat and perhaps we just need to move somewhere closer to good sailing. The trailerable need was because we are in central missouri, where there is a paucity of good sailing. I appreciate the thoughts from the DF perspective. On paper, I love the 28..
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Thanks! You are correct. Those are difficult parameters. It'll mostly be the two of us and mostly short trips - but the F28 was just too small below. The DF 1200 is a fabulous boat and perhaps we just need to move somewhere closer to good sailing. The trailerable need was because we are in central missouri, where there is a paucity of good sailing. I appreciate the thoughts from the DF perspective. On paper, I love the 28..
Central Missouri? You may wish to consider keeping your F28 on a local lake for nearby sailing and chartering for your cruising fix?
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Another thing I'd add is that the more challenging the setup/takedown, the less sailing you'll do.
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Yes, I sail my Hobie a lot, compared with the F28R.....
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