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post #10 of Old 02-23-2010
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captiva 24

Originally Posted by nnelson1 View Post
My wife and I are in the market for a trailer sailor that we can use for overnights and weekends on inland lakes and coastal cruising the great lakes.
I''ve seen an ad for a Captiva 240 but I''ll be darned if I can find any info on the internet concerning this boat.
Anyone have any insights or experience with this model?
Thanks in advance.
This boat was only in production for a few years in the 1980's in Oldsmar Fl. It is a semi Rogers racing hull with a keel and swing center board. Board up the draft is 2/8"..down...six feet. the only time you need to use it is sailing directly into the wind. Most are covered with rug material on the interior..which is subject to mildew. Two days with elbow greese and a chlirne misxture will kill those spores.Some say top hull speed is 7 and a half knots...but I have had mine at 6 knots in winds under 10 kts..Book price is 4200 and change but $2500 should tops for one in good condition. Bottom line..a nice shallow water boat that was built well and performs well ..
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