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I currently own a small, home made sailboat but would like to upgrade to a manufactured performance sailboat. I am hoping to find one around 12'' long and hopefully with a trailer. I would like for it to be used a as cheap as possible. I does not matter if it needs to be worked on or restored, I can handle that. Almost any performance sailboat would work. If any one knows were to find something that fits this description, please let me know. Thanks, Bryan
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Need help finding a boat please!

Not sure about 12 ft but...

420''s are very popular, fast racing boats. They are light, seaworthy and FUN. A blast to sail. Of course being light race boats, they can go over easily. They are 420 cm, you can do the math.

If you would like a somewhat more stable daysailor, also in the 14ft range, you might try a Lightning.

Hope this helps.
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I have a lead on a 420, and it does sound like a good choice, but it is over 600 miles away. Hopefully I will find one closer.
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I did a little more research and found that I like the Sunfish made by Vanguard. If anyone hears of one for sell, please let me know. I would like to find one located in NM or TX.
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Sunfish have been made by a number of different companies with the Alcort Sunfish being the most common and typically the least expensive. The last time that I heard a statistic hey were produced in far greater numbers than any other sailboat in history and so you have a good chance of finding one somewhere nearer rather than farther.

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Believe it or not, I found one in my town just down the street. It is a complete Sunfish. I am going Monday to complete the papers. Thanks for your help. Bryan
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