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Re: Danica 16 owners Unite!

You can check out my Danica here if you want
It's not quite as tricked out as the one on ebay
Cute As A Bugs Ear And Salty Looking Too

I paid 1300 with the trailer and a 50 lbs thrust minn Kota a couple of years ago Which I sold as I don't find they have enough oomph if you really need it. The sails were decent and I'm still using them.

I did do a little fiberglass retabbing inside, brightwork, and I've made a new mast base, compression post and added a pulpit, oh and new trailer tires.
I got a deal.
The price on ebay would only be worth it if it had good sails. It's not in tip top shape which the price would seem to reflect
You can see the one in Vancouver comes with a honda 2hp and the years moorage which is a pretty decent deal

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Yeah, I had some concerns too (but thanks for pointing out a lot more), plus I couldn't go see it before bidding (at a price I thought was too high), so I passed it up.

But oh, she's a salty looking gal!
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They all are, those double looking ports are quite unique!
I have seen a double port version . I suspect the wooden surrounds are an addition.
The round ports on Danica's are a result of the builder getting a deal at an auction on opening bronze portlights and only appear on the later models. Some Danicas had built in galleys and heads if you can believe it!
Ask the buyer if he'll take a lower buy it now (provided he provide more information(like sails , cabin sole etc)
I hope I didn't rain on your parade at all, i was just trying to be helpful
Where are you located? I'm assuming nowhere near Manitoba
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You are right - Los Angeles - a little bit of a commute for those weekend sails on the $3900 Danica with paid slip.

I had actually checked out your Danica review and videos a while ago. Yar, har, har! Post some mar!

Do you know if there were any Danicas built with double ports, galley, and head? My wife wants our boats to keep getting bigger, but I want to go smaller. You think with double ports, galley, and head I could trick her?

Me: Honey, it's bigger than average.

Her: That didn't work before. What makes you think it will work now? *SLAP*

Oh, well.
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Re: Danica 16 owners Unite!

Ahh L.A.
I used to tour down that way a lot with bands
And yes I agree a long commute
Why don't you look for a Cape Dory Typhoon?
There a little rarer on the West Coast but there's more in the States and they have some amenities. Still trailerable too

Yes I believe there were Danicas with double ports as well as with Galleys and with heads. Whether any one of them combined all these features I couldnt tell you.
A Danica is really a camping boat as far as accomodations goes, but very stout and seaworthy for all that

What are you sailing now?
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Re: Danica 16 owners Unite!

I have a Clipper Marine Crealock 23 Twin Keel that I'm trying to sell. I also have a Montgomery 8 sailing dinghy.

I like transom hung rudders on rounded canoe sterns (so the Typhoon doesn't really appeal to me). For the near future, something small and easily trailerable is best. I don't want to pay a slip fee any more, and a trailer for my current boat would cost more than the boat is worth.

I like a fairly full keel, so a Danica seems just right, just wish it was lapstrake. I really like the looks of that ebay one. It has a lot of potential.
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Windkiller,

What are the biggest waves and strongest wind you have been in and how did your boat handle it?
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Rounded canoe stern isn't a priority, but I like a big, full keel transom rudder on a smaller full keel boat; a Vertue, Allegra, Flicka, Folkboat, or Contessa would be nice.

They are pretty, but I worry about the internal rudder post and sleeve on boats like the Typhoon and Kittiwake.
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Re: Danica 16 owners Unite!

Have you considered a Nordica 16 or a Nordica 20?
My Danica has been out in 20 knot winds max under reefed main and jib. It was managable, a little hairy maybe. The Danica heaves to nicely. I've had it out in 4 ft chop before. It handles it and could likely handle more but could I
Here's the extremely cool boat I have the use of for the summer. It's and 1890's design Canoe Yawl
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Ahhh THis site won't let me post pictures despit using the proper procedures, The wooden boat site does the same thing..THey both used to let me post pictures, Some sort of 'upgrade' no doubt.
I'll try again
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