Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Tortola BVI
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I owned a 26 with sail drive for more than 10 years and loved it. Did much of my basic sail training on a 19 Chrysler Buccaneer which was great for day-sails.
Chrysler made them sturdy and many of them are still in use by clubs and individuals. The wonderful Excise Tax of the 70's killed the company's boat division off as it did most of the US's smaller builders and some large ones. Can see similar things occurring now.
I prefer a sailboat to a motorboat, and it is my belief that boat sailing is a finer, more difficult, and sturdier art than running a motor.... Jack London