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Re: FIRST SAILBOAT! 1978 Pearson Ensign

Dannyboy,

GREAT first boat! Ya gotta love Craigsilst. Congrats and have fun. Let us know how she sails.

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Dannyboy,
Yes, we keep our boat in Nyack at NBC. There are probably 10 (or more) Ensign sailors in that fleet. It is a pretty active class: Ensign Class - Home
Are you nearby?

Keep an eye and ear out for a spin pole for your Ensign or even make one over the winter.
They still race Ensigns one design out of Newport and Wickford, too, I think. A great boat is made even better (and more marketable) by an active class. Also a good way to get into racing without spending a fortune, as there are class limits on how much you can spend on sails, etc...
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Thanks so much guys! I love your positivity! I am so excited get her moving.
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Yes, we keep our boat in Nyack at NBC. There are probably 10 (or more) Ensign sailors in that fleet. It is a pretty active class: Ensign Class - Home
Are you nearby?

Keep an eye and ear out for a spin pole for your Ensign or even make one over the winter.
I'm up in Albany, so although not close, not too far either. I would love to check out some already sorted boats. I'll be looking for a pole over the winter for sure.
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Re: FIRST SAILBOAT! 1978 Pearson Ensign

Dannyboy,

Where were you thinking of sailing your new Ensign? I notice that there are some lakes that look big enough to the north (Scanandaga, George etc.). There is also the Hudson which is pretty small up by Albany. I guess Catskill, Saugerties, Hudson area is also fairly close where the river is wider.

If you want to see an Ensign rigged up and ready for sailing then come down to Nyack before November as that is when the boats get hauled for the winter. Once the boats get hauled though you would be able to see them up close and likely meet their owners. Right now they are all out on moorings and some are still doing races on the weekend.

Keep your eye out for any used Whisker pole or Spinnaker pole from other smaller boats (<=25'). There is certainly some kind of Ensign class maximum length restriction on the pole for racing though. The Ensign class website probably has the specs listed somewhere.

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I may take a trip down when it gets a little cooler, I definitely have to see how the complete boats are rigged so I can get some newer ideas. I will be sailing the Hudson and keeping the boat at the Castleton boat club for now. There is an Ensign fleet at Saratoga lake, but it's only good for racing there as the lake is pretty small. Sacandaga is a horrorshow of jetskis and powerboaters, it also gets quite shallow all over the lake. Lake George is beautiful and probably the best lake to be at, but it's elite and ungodly expensive to get a boat up there. The final choice is Champlain, which would be amazing, but a bit of a hike to get to. So I think my best move is to stay close on the river for now even though its probably only a 1/2 mile wide in Castleton. It's only 20 miles North of where she opens up pretty good and the winds are decent through there.
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Re: FIRST SAILBOAT! 1978 Pearson Ensign

Nice looking boats, I think there are a few at the Chelsea Yacht Club as well, at least I know of one. It is a bit closer to you in Albany. (but not a lot)

Great looking boat by the way, I really like those and if I was looking for a day sailor I can't think of any other boat I would want. Hey the Hudson may only be one mile wide, but it is really long! I don't think you will get board on the Hudson.

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So, How much did you pay for her?
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So, How much did you pay for her?
What's the etiquette on that? Am I supposed to say? lol
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What's the etiquette on that? Am I supposed to say? lol
Say what you want to say and nothing more Dannyboy.
I have seen asking prices on Ensign's in the $3500 ball park and upwards and lowards.
Sometimes you get a deal. Mostly you get to deal with someone else's boat.

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