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Home » Sailnet Boat Reviews » W - Boats starting with 'W' » West Wight Potter

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West Wight Potter 15
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Description: West Wight Potter 15
Keywords: West Wight Potter 15
 


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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Sun January 19, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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An easy to sail day boat. In addition to the Mainsail, and Working Jib, my boat also includes a 110% Genoa, and a small spinaker. While compact in size and easily trailerable, the boat provides quite a bit of stability. For daysailing, its hard to beat! Throw a tent and some camping gear aboard, and its perfect for Georgia's coastal "campgrounds".

Although now sailing in Georgia, I cut my teeth in California...San Diego to be exact! The boat was given to me by my father, and in pretty poor condition, the result of little "attention" while it was berthed on Lake Arrowhead.

Since obtaining it, I've refinished the bottom, installed new teak and mahoghany, as well as some new hardware.

The boat has brought hours of pleasure to a new sailer! It's easy to sail single-handedly. Although crowded with more than two persons, I have taken my daughter, much to her dismay, along for the ride.

Although nearly 20 years old, the hull is still remarkably sound. I've also renewed the rigging, and my next project is a new rudder, as the original is beginning to delaminate.

My trailer was updated with some 12" wheels vice the 8" ones originally supplied with the trailer. This made my trip from San Diego to Savannah much more "comfortable" and provided some peace of mind while criss-crossing the country.

The only drawback I've experienced with the boat is speed...it's definitely not fast, although, as a beginning sailor, speed is NOT of the essence! A stiff wind, in the vicinity of 15-25 knots helps move the pace along. Otherwise, it takes time to "get there".

Don't get me wrong, I love this boat...but will be glad when I can upgrade to a 19!!!

Any comments or email will be appreciated...

LATEST UPDATE!

Since last describing my WWP15 here, I have retired from the Coast Guard (where I finished my career of 26 years as a Marine Inspector and Investigator) and now reside near Annapolis. I'm still involved in the marine industry, and my WWP15 is still with me, taking me for some joyous and relaxing times (when I have the time!) on the Chesapeake Bay. Couldn't have found a better place to sail!

Fair Winds, and Following Seas, M'Friends



















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gallan947
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Registered: August 2010
Posts: 1
Review Date: Wed June 1, 2011 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $1,000.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Easy to step mast, rig, and launch
Cons: Speed, getting spares in the UK,

I have a 1973 Potter 15, it's my first real boat having learnt to sail in wayfarer dingies, It's a fantastic little boat, always gets attention and positive comments from older sailors, many of whom had potters as their first boats, while she's certainly NOT fast, it's forgiving, stable and dry! Ideal for a first boat, I sail her 'Whisper' around Chichester on the southcoast of the U.K

She's a very light boat, as the crew form most of the ballast, the center plate lifts fully, this makes her easy to get on and off a trailer, although I have read she is a very stable boat, and indeed does give this feeling, I myself am 6ft 4 so would feel more comfortable in something a little larger with more of a keel to venture too far into the solent or the Isle of Wight.

Although I don't doubt the boats abilities, I only have 12 months sailing experience.
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