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Old 16-10-2013, 07:12   #1
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Trailerable sailboat

Sold our 36 footer and looking for a trailer sailor to get our sailing fix for a while. We would like something between 20 and 25 feet for lake sailing. Swing keel. Preferably with a trailer, I would like not to have to purchase and customize one myself.

Thank you all for looking at my ad.
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Check Craigslist for your area. I was helping a friend look for a trailerable sailboat recently (Long Island, NY, area), and Craigslist is just overrun with decent boats at decent prices. It's a buyers market.
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One other bit of advice . . . don't forget to haggle!

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Check Craigslist for your area. I was helping a friend look for a trailerable sailboat recently (Long Island, NY, area), and Craigslist is just overrun with decent boats at decent prices. It's a buyers market.
I am. I'll be living 5 hours from the coast so it's mostly fish and ski boats. There is a few but haven't found the right one yet. Also checking craigslist in some coastal cities. I'm in North Carolina but I'm not afraid to drive quite a ways for a good boat. I tried to buy one in DC while I was doing passport stuff but the seller never got back to me.

If someone here has a proper boat on a trailer east of the Mississippi I would be interested.
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Re: Trailerable sailboat

Use searchtempist.com which allows you to check all craigslist posts near you and also ebay.com
Under Where putt your zip code, then under What, say sailboat or sail as some people will state sail boat when they mean sailboat. You also want to list the distance you are willing to travel. Then choose category of sales/wanted, and sub-category of boats.

When I tried limiting with price and search title only, it wanted me to use an unzip program so you may want to skip those options.
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Re: Trailerable sailboat

Just a little spelling correction: it's searchtempest.com

SearchTempest Online Classifieds Search - All the Classifieds. One Search.

Really cool and useful site.

I drove 5 hours last spring to buy a MacGregor 21 nice and cheap. There are bargains to be had if you're willing to go get them.

Also helps if you narrow your search down to a few particular models, and then search for exactly those terms, like "MacGregor 21," which may or may not turn up when searching for "trailer sailboat" or the like.

Work those search engines! Good luck.
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Re: Trailerable sailboat

There should be a lot of boats in that size and as mentioned many are near giveaway! Very clean Oday 25 with trailer and all gear $5000 last year, Chrysler 26 with trailers ... typically $2500-3000 etc. 21-22 footers seem to be only $1000 or so. Bargain hard if they are asking too much and be sure things like sails that are more expensive than the boat are in good shape!
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Where in NC are you located Fiveslide?
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About a 1/2 hour north of Winston Salem.
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Hi, I have a Balboa 26 in Houston that I would be willing to entertain offers on. It was recently moved from Fl, so the trailer is great...The boat itself just needs some paint and personalization. email me...wil4_wong AT hot mail
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Latitude38.com
sailboatlistings.com
yachtworld.com
Craigs List (searchtempest)
ebay
sailquest.com (many Canadian)
marinesource.com
boattrader.com
sailboatowners.com
boatquest.com
boatworld.com
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The Sailor's Book of Small Cruising Sailboats: Reviews and Comparisons of 360 Boats Under 26 Feet. Read Chapter 9 first to see what you want.

People will advertise in the oddest places. If you find a specific sailboat then Google the name and this search engine will do a decent job of locating just about everything available. Sometimes Yahoo will also pickoff others.
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Re: Trailerable sailboat

I have a catalina 25 swing keel and trailer in northern va that I will be hauling out next week. I have a new boat project for the winter, and am selling this one. you cam email or pm me if you want details or pics.
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