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post #2 of Old 05-29-2012
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Re: Sirocco 15 daysailer a good first "real" boat?

Those hairline cracks are likely only superficial. I'd be more worried that the swing keel raising/lowering mechanism is in good shape. It might be fine or it might need a new cable and/or fittings. In either case not expensive.

It looks to be a good boat to move up to from a Sunfish but it won't be as fast as your Hobie experiences. It is not a boat I'd choose to take across a Great Lake but should be fine for day sailing.

There really are no "free" boats but a 15 footer should not cost much to fix up IF there is anything that needs fixing.

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