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I need some community help for a boat search.

Hi all,

I think I have identified my next boat purchase. After significant research I am looking for a boat known as a Stiletto 27 made by Force Engineering out of Sarasota. She was made mid 70s through the mid 80s.

I have exhausted my knowledge of online boat classified ads.

Anyone seen a recent ad? Know of someone who may want to sell? I would appreciate any assistance in locating a for sale specimen.

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XORT, That was hopefully a good save. It's tough if you feel like you made up your mind about something , then (new) information is presented. I have changed my mind more then once about my next purchase because of research and feedback. I got my mits on a bunch of old Practical Sailor mags. In each issue they review a particular boat and usually give great info about said company. I haven't seen any mention of stoners though.


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I know someone who bought a stilletto, used, likes it and knows a lot about boats having been in the boat building and selling industry all his working life. Tell me if you want to make an email connection. Andre.venables@gmail.com

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wasn't really making a comment either way...I found some info and passed it on. could be bogus info for all I know. not much out there
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Yes, The composite layup can be VERY expensive to repair but I would assume to buy a used one with a solid structure. It seems to hold up well as there are still many of them still in use.

The story about the hull failure is the first I have read. Hopefully that means it is a rare event.

Is there something i'm missing??? A poor reputation? Poor craftmanship? Poor handling?
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I not sure what all you have found.

Maybe this will help;
This a website with some for sale (I guess).
Home page; WildJibe.com

Boats 4 sale;
WildJibe For Sale

Some information on the boats;
Sailing World - Getting Into Yacht Rodding

Hope the links work?

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Thank you!!! That is a great link.
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Andre—

You shouldn't post your e-mail address in machine readable form unless you like a lot of SPAM. Use the following form instead:

Andre {dot} venables {at} gmail {dot} com

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