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Re: First boat for small 9 yr old girl?

Watch Craigslist. With enough time you'll find an El Toro or Opti in your price range. You could make an El Toro too.

I have a Dyer Dhow Midget that was a little more than $500 and would be good for a kid to sail in, though it won't sail as well as an El Toro or Opti. Just keep an eye for all dinghies with sail kits. I see one or two options in your price range go by Seattle Craigslist every month.
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