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Re: Nelson Sailing Dinghy

I purchased an Albacore for $100. It included a trailer, sails, mast, rigging, etc. She needed some cleaning, new running rigging, some woodwork redone, and a few other small projects. I think I have about $150-200 into her; I think the state registration fees were higher than what I've put into the boat.

I mention that because your boat is costing you as much as I've paid and put into mine. Is there something special about the Nelson that allows it to meet your needs better than other alternatives? If not, then in my opinion, it isn't a good deal.

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Re: Nelson Sailing Dinghy

I just purchased an 8' Nelson dinghy off of Craigslist. I have the sail but no mast and no idea where the mast step should be. There is a round metal plate in the bow watertight compartment with a shackle fastened to it. Is this to be removed to reveal an opening for a mast step? Also what were the original gunnel materials and size?

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Re: Nelson Sailing Dinghy

I'm looking at an 11ft Nelson sailing dinghy which is 95 % all there but with some minor damage to the hull and some fittings. They're asking 1000.00 which seems like a lot considering it's condition. Looks like a sweet little boat that just needs a little TLC. I"m starting to look at cruising sailboats and thought this might be a good addition. Any opinions?
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Re: Nelson Sailing Dinghy

I just bought a Nelson Plastics sailing dinghy and was wondering if you had a bigger picture of the rudder. Mine is mossing so I need to fabricate another one. Thanks
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