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post #3 of Old 12-06-2011
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The price sounds good to me.

I would be worried about the soft spot where the boat sits on the trailer. Typically a soft spot is where the deck is a lamination of balsa core between to layers of fiberglass and when the core rots it gets soft. I wouldn't think there should be a soft spot in the actually hull, it should be solid fiberglass.

I wouldn't worry to much about the spider webs (crazing) unless it was extreme.

As for a stable boat, I used to own a Mac 25 and it was fairly stable. Most trailerable sailboats are pretty lightweight for their size and stability is not very good on many of them. Just be careful when sailing with the wife and reef extra early for her.

Small is beautiful, simple, cheap, and easy......

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