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Old 06-05-2011
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Advice needed on where to buy a sailing dinghy

I'm looking to upgrade my Sunfish to a sailing dinghy that can seat my family of four. Since I'm not that handy, I would like something that was manufactured within the past fifteen years or thereabouts.

Here is the problem - I am not having much luck finding listings for dinghies.

Craigslist has a TON of junk. I've been looking for weeks, and have not found more than one or two boats of interest.

The internet sites tend to have higher end boats, perhaps due to the listing fee. Yachtworld and other such sites have hardly any dinghies.

I live in Vermont (not near Lake Champlain). I am willing to travel to take a look at some boatyards, perhaps on the coast of Maine or Massachusetts, but I am not sure if even they carry what I am looking for.

Does anyone have any advice on how to get a dinghy for a fair price? Or do I just need to hope to find one sitting along the road with a for sale sign?
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