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Re: Looking For Very Tiny Pocket Cruiser - help?

West Wight Potter 15. Perfect for what you want. Very good build quality too.
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Have you checked out the Compac 16? I have a 1980 CP16 that I have been redoing and love it. Easy to trailer and launch, shoal draft concrete filled keel(only drafts 18"), easily sailed singlehanded, and very stable. The factory rudder is a bit lacking, but many upgrade to a foiled rudder. They have a very active and helpful online forum also! Weighs in at 1100 pounds, has 2 small berths below, and room for a portapotty.
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Re: Looking For Very Tiny Pocket Cruiser - help?

bljones mentioned the Nordica 20, I looked at the Nordica and Halman boats before I bough my Havsfidra. They are a very solid build double ender boat with small cockpits but comfortable cabins with good "sitting" head height. I think they are 30" draft and are trailerable.

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+1 on the Compac 16
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Re: Looking For Very Tiny Pocket Cruiser - help?

Montgomery 17! I singlehanded mine through the Florida Keys this past year.

It's a 1600lbs tank of a trailerable sailboat. I'm in Alabama and I Drove to Miami for mine,
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Re: Looking For Very Tiny Pocket Cruiser - help?

Not a suggestion of any particular boat but I have seen many interesting and low cost pocket cruisers (often W trailer and much other gear) in/near your part of Florida simply by doing a search of E Bay's sailboat listings filtered for under $2000--. Also lots of crap of course. The established donation sellers seem to be the best sources, monitor what comes up over the course a a couple months and you could be pleasantly surprised by a truly unusual and very suitable boat..

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Re: Looking For Very Tiny Pocket Cruiser - help?

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I have owned a lot of boats over the years and have learned that the smaller and simpler, the more likely I am to get out sailing Among the boats I have owned: San Juan 21, San Juan 23, Holder 16, and Coronado 25.

I am looking for something super simple to rig and sail single-handed. I've done alot of ultra-light camping, so room for a sleeping bag and porta-pottie is all I need in a cabin. Under 1000 lbs and shoal draft are ideal since I spend most of my time in the ICW or coast hopping.

Tow weight isn't an issue, but I like being able to jump out and push my boat off the sandbar when I screw up I haven't figured out a way to search any of the online databases for sailboats with a cabin and weighing less than 1000 lbs though.

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Vandestadt & McGruer 'Siren 17'

I have one and I can step the mast myself and then rig it launch it sail it beach it push it off a sandbar. Self-righting, positive flotation. Cabin holds everything you need plus a cooler. boat weighs significantly less than 1000 pounds; it only has a 140 pound keel.






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