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the boat is a local chesapeke boat- called a hampton. it's 18ft, large sail area, pretty damn fast, with one trapeeze, and built for light air. the boat i'm thinking of is ugly, but workable, and i really really would like to have her. money, on the other hand, is in short supply (the sailor's reality).
i figure the make-or-break deal about this boat where to keep it- i live smack dab downtown in a major metro area- i ride a bike, have no car, and my apartment would barely fit this boat on a trailer.
i contacted my school's sailing program- they do have a dry slip area with some FJ's (which i imagine are crap). they do offer competitive and rec sailing with their boats (all five of 'em) which i imagine are not in great shape- i'm waiting to find out if i could store a boat there if i open it up to the club... which is doubtful.
whatever, it'll work out- unless i get a free place to keep it on the water (or really really cheap- like $300 a season dry slip) it's a no-go.