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Re: Choose Y-Flyer vs Chrysler Buccanneer ?
I do not know anything about the Y-Flyer.
The Bucc is fast and tender. If you're looking for speed and VERY spirited handling, this is your boat. But it'll be wet and it'll go over.
If you're looking for cruising the lake with a cooler and some sandwiches, perhaps something of similar size but a little more genteel would serve, like an O'Day Daysailer. Decent Daysailers and Buccs are out there for $2,000, and sometime less, even much less if you're thorough in your search and patient.
One piece of advice, boats like these are fairly easy to sell. Get on the water now. Don't spend 2 years looking for the perfect deal... get something now, keep looking for the perfect deal then sell the first one after you find it.
I bought a decent DS for $1,250, sailed it two years while always watching the ads. When a classic 1968 model twice as nice surfaced for $900, I bought it then sold the first one for exactly what I paid. After putting another $650 and maybe 100 hours into the second one (full repaint, rebuild and varnish floorboards and coaming) I have a very handsome classic.