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Old 12-12-2016, 11:03   #16
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Re: Trailerable, cheap, seaworthy for Newfoundland

Like mentioned above, selling a Nor'sea is relatively easy since many people are on the look out for one. But, in your criteria of cheap, probably best to look at something else. If I didn't get a Nor'sea myself, I would have bought a Cape Dory 27. A CD25 might work as well.
While also expensive, something for smaller size is a PSC Dana 24. Also sought after.


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There is a native, mostly personally constructed fishing boat, in New Foundland. Basically a double ended whale boat powered by sail or small inboards. They are very capable when properly constructed and handled by experienced sailors. You may want to investigate what the natives are using.
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Re: Trailerable, cheap, seaworthy for Newfoundland

A few to consider:

- Tom Thumb 24
- Albin Vega 27 (not sure these are "trailerable", but I've seen more than one on a trailer)
- Allegra 24
- Com-Pac 23
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Fantastic suggestions.Svhanna.
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Re: Trailerable, cheap, seaworthy for Newfoundland

Well, you certainly are a glutton for punishment. Sailing Newfoundland in a small boat is going to be cold, wet, and difficult. It is always windy there. Often it is really really windy. There are icebergs and their little friends growlers and burgy bits. You want a strong, heavy hull.

Yes, it is a beautiful place with wonderful people. But there is good reason you don't see many sailboats there.

I would suggest a Contessa 26.
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Trailerable, cheap, seaworthy for Newfoundland

Trailerable, cheap, lots of provisions and remote, heavy weather venue is a tough combination.

Because of the remote location and likely heavy weather to be encountered I would not be comfortable with a center board.

The one boat that comes to mind for me is the Bayfield 25.
http://sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?class_id=487

Well built, well canvassed, 5-11 headroom in the 1975 and later models. I would probably install a removable inner forestay for a staysail which shouldn't be too hard to do yourself.

You'd need a truck as a tow rig though, with trailer and boat gear but no provisions you'll be hitting almost 5,000lb.

If you can't get or borrow a truck but need to use a car then you need a smaller boat. A Cal20 would be about 3,000 or so with trailer and boat gear but no provisions.

On the plus side with the really long days you'll get more out your solar panels if you take them.
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First off we need to know what you're towing with. If it's not a truck you're probably limited to 3,000 lbs including the trailer. You need to know what your max towing weight is. Second we need your budget. Seaforths are pretty seaworthy little boats that can be had pretty cheap. Here's some interesting listings of boats in Florida.

https://sarasota.craigslist.org/boa/5914635478.html
https://miami.craigslist.org/pbc/boa/5914660805.html
https://tampa.craigslist.org/hdo/boa/5914453037.html
https://treasure.craigslist.org/boa/5903432402.html
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One thing to keep in mind is launching from a boat ramp. It's pretty difficult to do this with a deep draft boat. It's also more dangerous to trailer a deep draft boat.
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Re: Trailerable, cheap, seaworthy for Newfoundland

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Well, you certainly are a glutton for punishment. Sailing Newfoundland in a small boat is going to be cold, wet, and difficult. It is always windy there. Often it is really really windy. There are icebergs and their little friends growlers and burgy bits. You want a strong, heavy hull.

Yes, it is a beautiful place with wonderful people. But there is good reason you don't see many sailboats there.

I would suggest a Contessa 26.
On further reflection I second Dave's comment. I have visited (by land) the north coast of Newfoundland in late July, and encountered temperatures barely above freezing and saw icebergs drifting by.

I would love to visit this area by boat, but would want to be very certain that the boat and crew could handle it.
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This is the boat you need for Newfoundland: https://fortmyers.craigslist.org/col...886642154.html
FISHER 25 MS sailboat specifications and details on sailboatdata.com
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Too wide (9.35') and too heavy (10,000 dry) to trailer.
I doubt $29k is what the OP had in mind for cheap.
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First off we need to know what you're towing with. If it's not a truck you're probably limited to 3,000 lbs including the trailer. You need to know what your max towing weight is. Second we need your budget. Seaforths are pretty seaworthy little boats that can be had pretty cheap. Here's some interesting listings of boats in Florida.

1] https://sarasota.craigslist.org/boa/5914635478.html
2] https://miami.craigslist.org/pbc/boa/5914660805.html
3] https://tampa.craigslist.org/hdo/boa/5914453037.html
4] https://treasure.craigslist.org/boa/5903432402.html
1] Looks ok but at the limits of what I would call cheap. Sacrifices a lot of cabin space needed for storage to have a large cockpit. Motorsailor. SEAFORTH 24 sailboat specifications and details on sailboatdata.com
2] Marginal for cost. Centerboard which I would consider a deal killer but maybe not the OP. Strikes me as maybe a little light, not completely sure on that. http://sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?class_id=7256
3] is a project boat with no trailer and possibly no mast.
4] is a project boat.

All of these boats are in Fl and the OP is in MD. He's got the winter to get down there to look at and get them, but that's an added expense.
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Re: Trailerable, cheap, seaworthy for Newfoundland

I'm beginning to think the OP was on the right track with the Nordica20.

Beam is right to trailer.
Weight puts you at about 3,000 or so with trailer and boat gear so a large car could pull it. Provisions would still have to be carried in the car or acquired at the splash port.

Cost seems to be about $8-10K so maybe the OP should set a budget.
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