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Re: My new sailboat, El Toro?

I did a search and saw many new sails for about 450$. When i was looking for an extra sail for my mac dinghy I saw a used main that might work for you at Atlantic sail traders for 210$ stock # 43563 and Intensity sells a new sabot sail for 150$

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Re: My new sailboat, El Toro?

It's basically the SF Bay Area version of the US Sabot, so while there weren't a lot of El Toro's out there, you can rig it identical to a sabot, which have plenty of info on the internet.

I've been patiently waiting to get a Sabot or El Toro, with oars and a sail and use it as a dinghy and for a couple hours fun on hot days.

So anything you find on Sabots can be used for El Toro's, check craigslists in Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego and you will find just sails for sale, and they would probably ship them to you.
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Re: My new sailboat, El Toro?

Sabot sailing kit. Sail, mast, boom, dagger boards, tiller, rudder.

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SABOT SAIL BOAT SAIL
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Re: My new sailboat, El Toro?

Where are you located? I think I have around here a rudder and maybe a daggerboard. Not sure what happened to the sail, but haven't seen it in years.

The Opti hull is not the same. Opti has a flat bottom, no keel, only a good rocker. El Toro is maybe 4 inches longer, and has a slight V to the bottom.
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Re: My new sailboat, El Toro?

You got lucky. I had to pay $99 for mine. It came with everything but the sail. National Sail Supply made a brand new sail for me for less than I was able to find any used ones. The quality is excellent, and they didn't charge extra to make it in tanbark to match the "mother ship."

I added oarlocks but, to quote another Sailnetter, it "rows like a bowling ball."
So I added a good sized skeg to keep her tracking fairly straight. I suppose that makes her no longer class legal for racing but there isn't any El Toro racing here in Minneapolis anyway. I used Sunbrella covered pool noodles for a rub rail and added 3 Optmist air bags for flotation in case of capsize. I also painted the bottom with several coats of epoxy mixed with graphite powder to keep it from scratching so easily and to make it slippery so it slides down my homemade launching ramp easily.

We originally named her Myrtle (as in turtle) but my grandson thought that was too wimpy so we changed the name to Dos Equis.

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