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Re: Snipe or Coronado 15 for first boat?
I did not get the C15 yet. I wish there was someone out there that could sell me on it. With some more thought I decided that if I get one of the two 15' dinghies before the Flying Scot, it should be the Snipe. Mainly to add to the fleet at my club. In this case it would be keeping it in the fleet because it is already there and I know the seller. It is also 9 years newer than the C15 and would be around $600 more at $1500. I know the sails for the Snipe are in good condition but have not seen the C15s. The trailer for the Snipe is practically brand new. Any opinions on the ease level of the daggerboard on the Snipe vs. centerboard on the C15 with single handing?
Both boats are still being made. The Snipe has been around since 1931 and 30,000 have been produced while the C15 has had 3800 built starting in 1969. That seems to be a good selling point for the Snipe. I will update when I finally decide.