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post #21 of 28 Old 03-07-2007
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This might belong in the "you might be a redneck sailor" thread but I'll post it here anyway.
I use Google Earth(you can zoom in close enough to see the bouys), and my DeLorme GPS mapping to check out places I might want to visit. Use G.E. to look at the "real" spot, overlay the map to get the roads names and such. A lot of the marinas are listed on most GPS software.

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I second the notion to not discount MacGregors, they are trailerable, within your budget and very versatile. They are not highly regarded here because thi site is largely anti-MacGregor in my experienve. There is a nice one in my avatar with me sailing it and I sail the Pacific Northwest where conditions can get pretty rough. They are great boats for their intended purpose which is not blue water, but inland lakes or protected coastal. Slips are expensive and hard to find add to that, boats are being manufactured faster than slips are being built and you have a growing shortage of ever more expensive slips. I could be wrong but I suspect trailerables are going to become more popular in the future.
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Here ya go - this one is over priced, but it's got some good pics. There are a few of these around - you should be able to find one for close to what you want to spend. I believe they have an Owner's website - may be some for sale on there.

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Pretty little boat...and I'm impressed that it has 33% ballast...

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It's a Lyle Hess design and they are apparently quite seaworthy...
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Yes, Lyle Hess designs tend to be pretty and pretty seaworthy... solid little boats.

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Alex...your cheapest is over 10x his stated budget. We do not permit unpaid commercial advertising but am leaving this post as it was in response to a question.
You were VERY generous with this guy! The stated budget was given.. and stated quite clearly.. If you can't match, or beat it.. and stay within the price range.. don't offer stuff way outside his range! Its like offering a mercedes sl to a guy looking for a honda. VERY bad form.

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What to do?

Carson,

I've owned several small trailerables over the years. In your price range you might want to consider looking at some of the 22 or 23 foot S2 designs. A friend just purchased an S2 6.9 for just over your price. It was ready to sail but needed some work on the trailer. It hadn't been moved for a while so the tires and bearings needed doing over and the wiring as well. The other thing you may want to consider is that boats this size don't usually require (but it's still nice to have) surge brakes which makes the trailer simpler and less expensive. You are looking at a total loaded weight to pull somewhere around 4,000 lbs. This size also lets you tow down the road without a wide load permit and behind some smaller vehicles a bigger boat doesn't. I forget what the max beam is before you have to deal with that.

The reason I mention the S2's is that they have a lifting ballasted daggerboard that pulls straight up as opposed to a weighted keel that hinges back on a pivot. I believe this feature makes them great sailors. Most of these are over 20 years old and some had balsa core in areas prone to get water intrusion so check that out carefully.

Last, most homeowners insurance policies will cover a trailerable sailboat under a certain size. Check that out before selecting a boat as well.

Good luck, there are boats out there in your range. They will be old and maybe need some work but the right one is out there!

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