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Sirens are like the VW van of microcruisers. Not quite as well equipped as a VW Westfalia camper, but able to do the job with some creative packing and packaging. The Siren is pump-out sanitation capable, has an optional boom tent, and IMO has protected more greenhorn sailors sailing at 11/10ths of their abilities than any other 17' boat.
They are good value. $1500 will buy a usable boat on a trailer. $3500 will buy you an exceptional boat on a trailer. You can usually sell your Siren for 100% of the purchase price 2-3 years later- try that with any other cruiser.
I guess I will keep an eye out. Thanks for the info.
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When you fart and it affects displacement, you might be on a microcruiser.
When pissing off the transom is a propulsion option, you might be on a microcruiser.
When you have to fold your nav station to create your berth to open up the mattress to use your galley while sitting on the head, you might be on a microcruiser.
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When pissing off the transom is a propulsion option, you might be on a microcruiser.
This could be an advantage. If you have engine trouble, as long as you have plenty water and poweraide or whatever else, you can get her moving. No fuel required sir! Hopefully when you get to a dock no women are around to see the alternative method of propulsion.
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Hopefully when you get to a dock no women are around to see the alternative method of propulsion.

I don't know about that.... if you've got what it takes to propel a boat, perhaps they'd like a closer look at the "motor".
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I don't know about that.... if you've got what it takes to propel a boat, perhaps they'd like a closer look at the "motor".
Anything would look big in a boat that small.
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Anything would look big in a boat that small.
Another PRO to top the list for microcruising!
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Only you guys can turn a Microcruiser thread into a large genitalia thread.....
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Yes the water tank took a bit longer the anticipated to get installed due to cooler temperatures. I am looking at June 2nd now. That may or may not happen as today I set the outboard up on my stand at home and went to fire it up only do discover that the engine fuel disconnect is leaking and has to be replaced. Finding one may be a problem as the engine is an 85 Honda . None the less we are down to the last bit in the restoration and only need to paint the cockpit and install the keel winch and keel pivot bolt as well as run the wiring the the mast for the anchor light and vhf.

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Sirens are like the VW van of microcruisers. Not quite as well equipped as a VW Westfalia camper, but able to do the job with some creative packing and packaging. The Siren is pump-out sanitation capable, has an optional boom tent, and IMO has protected more greenhorn sailors sailing at 11/10ths of their abilities than any other 17' boat.
They are good value. $1500 will buy a usable boat on a trailer. $3500 will buy you an exceptional boat on a trailer. You can usually sell your Siren for 100% of the purchase price 2-3 years later- try that with any other cruiser.
You were dead on with that information. I found a Siren with trailer pretty local and so far got the price down to $1500. It is sail ready, but would need A LOT of elbow grease to get it where I would actually enjoy using it. Guess I need to take measurements and see if the trailer will fit in my garage and make a decision. Could be a nice little starter boat for the local lakes with the main intent being to get the wife hooked!
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