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Old 08-06-2013
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Which boat do I choose (Dinghys)

I have two boats, a sirocco S-15 and a Siocco E-15

The S-15 has a cabin and slightly larger seats and a place to sit up by the sail but it does not have foam in it, it does however have three watertight (I hope) floatation chambers in the hull.

The E-15 has no cabin but has a place to sit on the back and all around a lower profile. It is harder to put things in and out of the storage area but the boat has foam all around the inside incase I dump it.

Structurally the S-15 is in slightly better condition and they both take the same rigging aside from the stay wires, of which lengths I have both.

I like the look of the E-15 more but the S-15's easy to get into cabin might prove to offer more utility.

Here is the E-15, I have already taken it sailing (my first sail yay!)

And the S-15

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Re: Which boat do I choose (Dinghys)

Which do ya like better? Is it's only the foam flotation that is thwarting your choice of the S-15?
Easy enuff to do ta fill a few spots with foam

I kinda like the open plan of the E-type ya could always throw a tarp overthe boom iff'n ya need cover overnite. Prolly even more comfort quotient than stuffing yerself in that leetle cabin space!

But, it's still yer choice. Best wishes on it.
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Re: Which boat do I choose (Dinghys)

I preferr the E-15 because it has wide sides that are tilted downwards so when the sailboat is heeling you sit on a level surface, it also has a place to sit on the stern and what appears to be some sort of fluid thing.

The E-15 is also a pretty darn rare boat, heck even the S-15 is pretty rare.

The S-15 has that cabin though so if I ever wanted to do a night on the lake it would be swell and it would be easy to put electronics in it.
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