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Oh and I meant to put 5hp instead of 6. Also didnt think about them getting stolen! Is there anyway to make sure they dont? Other than taking them off every time?!
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There is usually some provision for padlocking the motor clamps. Thieves will likely go looking for easier prey.
The Nissan should be a good motor. Dirty fuel, or fuel with water in it, or old fuel has stopped more outboards than motor failure.
When you get back to the dock or trailer turn off the valve on the fuel tank and let the motor idle until it quits. It will clear out leftover fuel in lines and carburetors.


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The bigger the old boat the more room you'll have, the bigger the head-aches you'll have, the higher the cost(s) for parts and maintenance.
Speaking from experience, started with a 10ft boat up to a 45' boat back to 32' now, but you know the saying "a boat owner always wants a bigger boat and their current one is always for sale because of that"
As a matter of fact mine is for sale for a steal.
Just as an aside, when my son and I were motoring our boat from the repair marina to our current marina, a couple of people told me stuff like "You'll be looking at a boat with an inboard in a couple of years," or "you'll be buying up soon." At the same time, I've read notes from lots of people who have bought bigger a couple of times, then when they hit their 70s decide to downsize to their original boat size! I'm trying to avoid the two up-sizings and stick with my 25 footer!

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Does anyone notice on the Helsen it does not have railing around the boat? Should it? Should I install some?
And also Ive found a 4hp merc 4 stroke - used maybe 30 hours...2004-5 model they want 600 - is that a good deal?

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Regarding the motor - $600 for a outboard in great shape is a decent price

Regarding lifelines and stanchions - most small boats don't have them. Even bigger day sailors are getting rid of them. Wear PFDs of course.

Always buy a smaller boat than you think you need - easier to manage and always more fun.
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Just when I think that is the boat I am getting - we were suppose to meet today and the people backed out! Wow! How dissapointing! Does anyone have any outlets for boats for sale? Maybe something Ive missed online? Ive scoured craigslist, searchtempest, sailboatlistings, etc!
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Go to the local marinas and ask around - go to a local club is another good place to start.
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Yes - tried all that - no luck.
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Is the San Juan 21 still out there someplace? Very actively sailed boat, active online and on-water groups... I know it's not your first choice but it looks like a nice boat.
Google Small Craft Advisor. See their site, I'd recommend a subscription. Meet people more focused on trailerable craft than most of the folks here, get an additional viewpoint.
No, they don't pay me. I just like the mag & ideas.


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I think it is but the people will not get back with me...so I dont know what is up with that.
Right now my other choices are (I just came across some of these and inquired about them)

A 25ft Helms - no trailer, no motor, no jib...asking $600

22 Macgregor with everything but sort of rough and inside definately needs a facelift - 1000 (not really crazy about it but I am open to opinions)

The C-22 mentioned above

Also came upon a Aquarius 23 - inside is rough but outside is nice - 1500

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