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post #4 of Old 11-12-2009
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There is an active racing fleet of Ensign sailors up at Nyack, NY as well as a few other nearby locations. Ensign Class - Ensign Fleets
There are always a few for sale: Ensign Class - Used Boats
I also like the look of the Ensign even if the newer designs sail faster. You will also be paying more for a newer boat. Jeff is correct about the non-self bailing cockpit. The moored Ensigns all sport a canvas cockpit cover. You might have to buy a new trailer for an Ensign but you would recover the cost after a few winters of not paying winter storage fees.
Good luck.

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