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Bidding on eBay currently at $151k. (Paging TrueBlue....) What's not to love? A steel topsail schooner! With a centerboard, fer crying out loud! Think of the gunkholing possibilities. A fully-stocked bar. AND it hosted the 2005 Miss USA Pageant! Voted Best Steel Topsail Schooner Reproduction of 1985 (not really, but it could have done.)

Hey Wombat -- I can totally see you pottering around the Whitsundays in this baby. You buy it, I'll deliver it. Or you hardcore PHRF racers -- think of the terror you'd inspire at mark roundings!

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If it came with a few of the Miss USA 2005 contestants to crew it, I'd think it'd sell much faster.

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That's the purpose of the centerboard, you see. Watching those swim-suited young ladies cranking away at the keel winch .... makes the eyes tear up just thinking about it.

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Yes, very sad to see the Clipper City for sale this way. I attended several events on her down through the years and also saw her on the Patapsco and bay quite often. Would be nice for someone local to buy her.

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That is exactly in the price range I am looking at, plus it has the LWL and interior room I crave. I wonder how tough it would be to set her up for singlehanding?


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Mitch, re Zanshin's question: What sort of crew would Clipper City require? Guessing a minimum twelve pretty skilled people? Has it done much actual sailing, or is it a dock queen pretty strictly? Looks set up for travel, but the operational costs must be staggering. Hope whoever buys it has plans beyond "White Elephant Wedding Chapel."

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Bob -- I don't know how many crew it took to sail her, but she does sail pretty well. I was never on her underway unfortunately. She sailed in the Great Schooner Race hedl each October here on the Chesapeake and I think she held her own in that race.

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Bidding on eBay currently at $151k. (Paging TrueBlue....) What's not to love? A steel topsail schooner! With a centerboard, fer crying out loud! Think of the gunkholing possibilities. A fully-stocked bar. AND it hosted the 2005 Miss USA Pageant! Voted Best Steel Topsail Schooner Reproduction of 1985 (not really, but it could have done.)

Hey Wombat -- I can totally see you pottering around the Whitsundays in this baby. You buy it, I'll deliver it. Or you hardcore PHRF racers -- think of the terror you'd inspire at mark roundings!

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I can just see me and the Wombat Ms swanning about the reef in that old girl. Err on second thoughts maybe not.

I tell you what though, lets do a deal. I'll buy it, you maintain it and we can both sail it . Sounds fair ??

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I tell you what though, lets do a deal. I'll buy it, you maintain it and we can both sail it . Sounds fair ??
Actually ... yes. Lessee. My present life consists of:

1) Sanding and finishing wood.
2) Maintenance and improvement of dwelling.
3) Spending money on sailboats; fixing sailboats.
4) Thinking about sailing.

Can't see how serving as MaxiWomboat's Designated Lackey would change much. Give me a few cubic feet by the anchor locker to nest in and I'm there. Also I'm handy aloft and eat only cheese and bread. Good cook, but I won't do bottom work.

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Give me a few cubic feet by the anchor locker to nest in and I'm there. Also I'm handy aloft and eat only cheese and bread. Good cook, but I won't do bottom work.
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