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Well I guess I talk to much about getting a boat to my wife but she likes sailing. Right now 80,000 is to much for our budget and I want a Trimaran. There isn't alot of them out on the web, I do like the fact I can pull it out and winter storage it myself! Like I said before I grew up on a Abbott 33 monohull the beam was 8 foot it was a narrow boat. I am not big on luxurious insides! Maybe something under 50,000 right now. If I can find something that I would be happy with. Or maybe I should just wait what would you guys do?

Is there any other websites that have a big used trimaran inventory? I might have to get a monohull first, no maybe I wont!


I am free to go on rides with anyone, I can always bring the Beer and snacks, if your not a drinker I can bring pop? I can change to the environment that I would be in. It would have to be lake Erie or a man made lake in Pennsylvania !

maybe more rides will get my wife wanting one more then me? Maybe I am just crazy and need to wait for my own, I am always dreaming of being on a boat? Help,,,,, I Rather be sailing right now!

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You have "stumbled" on every sailors "wall"...you want more than you can get....
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Just my estimation, you need to go with a Windrider 17, small, affordable, safe, fun (can sail to 18knts safely) your wife would love it and your out 8k tops. You can cut your teeth a while with this boat on the lakes you mentioned, I sail mine in the Gulf, Keys, Atlantic, etc..., and have a complete blast. You sound as if you could use a little experience and you definitely do not want to get into a boat 80k and find out you can't handle it or the complications that come along with it. Remember you need a truck to pull these boats at distances (except the W17). But if you are set on a bigger tri you can get exactly what your looking for in your price range (but not a C36 or F36, those boats are well over 200k). An F24 would suit you fine especially since you'll be doing lake sailing mostly, I was assuming you lived near a large body of water and that is why you were looking for something so big. Nonetheless, the Finish Line in Florida or talk to Dom at the following link he will have just what you need and will shoot you straight all the way. You can buy one Hell of a Corsair for around 50k! but you should be thinking W17 it is a win win.
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You might want to look for a Farrier Eagle/Tramp or a F24 Corsair. The Eagle/Tramp is a 19' folding trimaran that basically started the whole thing.... Has a small cuddy cabin, so it would be possible to overnight in it.

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I do have to get at least a 24 foot because the wife will not get into anything smaller, she also want a head with a door in the boat. I do have a 04 1500 Ram Truck so I think I could pull the 36, if i got it but the 28 was very nice too. I am 2 hours from Erie 30 minutes from Marine state park lake but that is a state lake. 5 hours from the Chesapeake bay.

Me and the wife are working on the future to be near a body of water we do not know where yet.
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I don't believe anything smaller than the 31' Corsairs have an enclosed head. The 24 and 28 usually come with either a porta-pottie or nothing. The 31' Corsair is going to be a bit out of your budget IMHO for a while.

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SonOfaSailor:

You mentioned you grew up with an Abbott 33. They appear to be a really interesting boat but not very common - what was your opinion of it?
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Son,

Sounds to me as if you have competing desires. Certainly the 36 might take care of both of your needs, but it is out of the budget.

You don't mind roughing it, the admiral wants a head WITH A DOOR and you are going to look long and hard to find such an animal in a small tri. You do know who wins that argument , don't you?

Maybe Alex can whip you up the perfect boat. He has skills that can turn the impossible into the possible.If you send him a picture he can make it personal as well. Possibly a Hobie with an outhouse at the mast, or something even more creative. Alex knows how to blend opposing worlds...going fast and making the family happy. Witness his dodger.

Good Luck, send your picture at your own risk.
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Your Ram cannot pull the 36. It could pull the 28 which has an enclosable head. Problem solved. Your good to go, tell us how it is we're all envious!
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SonOfaSailor:

You mentioned you grew up with an Abbott 33. They appear to be a really interesting boat but not very common - what was your opinion of it?

It was a very well built boat we had it in 50knots of wind with the self tacker and 2 reefs in the main and it did 10 knots going to weather! Downwind or a reach it was very fast! My dad had in the gulf for a race he said they had it up to 17 knots... I was not there for that i was to Young he said to go! I wish i would have went, or was able to go he got fist place in that race. the beam was 8.02 draft 5.5 fin style the ballast was 3334, the mast was 46 foot the displacement was 6047!

I felt really safe on it I could get one of those maybe hmmmmm...
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