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Talking o'day sprite

I think I finally have decided what boat to get(if possible).

I often see Sprites for $200 in the local swap it or sell it guide and I think I'll be able to get one by fall...

Everyone seems to have good things to say about the sprite but if there's something that isn't great please tell me.
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Nothing wrong with a Sprite. It was *the* sailing trainer for kids back in the 60's, because small as it is, it had a jib.

It'll take two "lightweight" adults, max. Not sure I'd want to put more than about 250-300 lbs of people on board, the freeboard's pretty low to begin with, and it's only 10 feet long.

Plenty of good cheap fun in sheltered waters.
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yay!!!!!!!!!!
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Yeah! with a nice wind you can get them to plane, Mine is an all around boat, I use it for fishing and as a tender, it's fun, just not a heavy duty work horse.

The floatation foam under the seats can get waterlogged, but it's a simple fix, I changed the foam under the helm seat in roughly 4 hours, made a huge difference in sailing.

a lot of people don't like the sprite because it does have a jib, and look at it as being too complicated to learn on, but that's what I like about them

During the summer I normally have my sprite on the trailer behind my truck all the time and stop at any lake that catches my eye after work and go sailing or fishing, it's an easy boat to launch and setup, and with my little bronco 2 made no difference in my fuel mileage

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where could I get new foam?
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Sprite

You are going to love the boat. The only thing that I would change is the seating arrangement. It is set up for rowing but then again it is only about 4' abeam.
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