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12-24-2013 06:25 PM
Re: Largest Semi-Trailerable Sailboat ???

Originally Posted by Group9 View Post
I don't know if anyone mentioned them before, but you can still find a Hobie 33 trailerable boat if you look around enough. I used to want one and they are pretty fast, too.

Hobie 33 North American Class Association

Wow!! Long and lean. Never heard of them, look great. I'd love to go to New Orleans and watch, but I have to be here for ice and snow.
12-24-2013 09:09 AM
Re: Largest Semi-Trailerable Sailboat ???

I don't know if anyone mentioned them before, but you can still find a Hobie 33 trailerable boat if you look around enough. I used to want one and they are pretty fast, too.

Hobie 33 North American Class Association

12-24-2013 06:28 AM
Re: Largest Semi-Trailerable Sailboat ???

I have three sitting on trailers under tarps in my yard. I agree, it's great that they aren't "eating", no pressure, just enjoyment.

Don't forget, that when you turn on the interior lights, the one way mirrors will work the other way, you will be looking in a mirror and anyone outside will be looking in at you. And they cut down on light coming in. I would rather have simple old curtains, adjustable for light or privacy.

Glad you have work!
12-23-2013 07:18 PM
Re: Largest Semi-Trailerable Sailboat ???

Hey Lou, just thought I would say hello and hope you have a Merry Christmas as well.
12-23-2013 06:48 PM
Re: Largest Semi-Trailerable Sailboat ???

Good for you that you found a boat and seen to have the step by step long term drive that will take see yourself through.
Merry Christmas, Lou
12-23-2013 10:36 AM
Re: Largest Semi-Trailerable Sailboat ???

Just an update...

The 30 ft Seafarer is "On Hold" at the minute. I ended up taking a job that is 1600 miles from the house. Left out of here Aug 22, just flew in last Friday (Dec 20) for the Christmas holidays. Four months since I saw my wife, but we've done this before. Doing my kind of projects in a rented apartment were my work is, is impossible, but one does what ever they have to for money and health insurance. It'll just sit there under the tarp and wait for me. No options... always have to have work. Not able to retire yet... but it will be my retirement toy in a few years. But being that it lives on its trailer under a tarp AT HOME... means its stopped eating too until I decide to feed it.

next steps:

- paint the hull (bottom for sure, maybe the topsides)
- pull the single cyl Farymann and rig and install the V twin
- design up a conventional mast raising system (not hard)... but I also am designing a totally "hands off" folding mast system (I'll remove and leave Seafarer's original mast intact...but this will take a couple winters to build so I''ll do a conventional system to start with)
- pull the junk leaky ports and rebuild with one way mirrored poly sheet encompassing all five per side similar to newer designs... ventilation will be trough the twin hatches.
- rebuild the hot water system (he lied...the one in it is junk... wasn't even hooked up and was rotten... lying bastard... one of many lies concerning subsystems... I hate buying anything anymore!)

She's a good boat but he just let her fall apart in some ways on systems... she'll feel a lot better when I'm done. Interior and wood works is fine, just needs cleaning.
07-26-2013 04:35 PM
Re: Largest Semi-Trailerable Sailboat ???

Four weeks should be plenty for that trip even if you take your time and enjoy the scenery. If you enjoy the scenery too much you can always pull out somewhere north and not have much more driving from the middle of the state.
07-26-2013 03:25 PM
Re: Largest Semi-Trailerable Sailboat ???

Originally Posted by Sal Paradise View Post
Gawd I'd hate to think of rigging and launching those beasts for a day sail.
I do not know about others, but we're not really looking at day sails... but vacation sails at whatever body of water we choose, and summer slips where ever we choose on Lake Erie is the plan.

Wondering about what it would take to sail say from just north of Detroit MI on Lake Huron, up and around and down Lake Michigan to Muskegon. We have friends in between Muskegon and Detriot on I96 where we could leave the truck and trailer for a month or whatever. Who knows yet... just wondering out loud... maybe simply be too far to do in four weeks and not be too much like work. Its a ways around there.

BTW, the replacement Farymann S30 (V twin) is home now. 900 hrs is all it has... and was a running takeout due to bad hull mounts... he decided to re-power with more horse in his 38 ft 20000 lb sail and since that would have required the same work on the engine bed as a repair would need, he decided now was the time (well two years ago). The engine pushed it 30 miles the day before it was pulled. Its been stored inside. Its now home getting ready to bench it up and test run... may or may not refresh it... depends on oil seepage... if it needs seals I'll open it up and refresh it. It'll almost triple the hp over the single cylinder Farymann that's in this 30 ft Seafarer now. Exactly what I want, hull speed at 1/2 rpm... lost of extra thrust when needed.

I am "collecting" Farymann engines BTW if any of you have any you'd think of parting with. S30, R30, or P22. The V twins. Complete is preferred, but will considier others. PM me.

06-23-2013 08:36 PM
Sal Paradise
Re: Largest Semi-Trailerable Sailboat ???

Gawd I'd hate to think of rigging and launching those beasts for a day sail.
06-23-2013 08:00 PM
Re: Largest Semi-Trailerable Sailboat ???

Originally Posted by Rhapsody-NS27 View Post
They definitely have a good following with many happy owners. Many think it's a wooden boat because of the lapstrake shaped hull but it's all fiberglass and it adds to its beauty, with lots of wood inside it. It's built to go anywhere. 4 of them have circumnavigated and others tend to travel often.

Seeing you are in Maine, I saw this one for sale that's closest to you.
1976 Nor'Sea Sailboat
The asking price seems high to me but that's just from the limited info shown.

They are usually sold between people through the Yahoo owners group. If you were interested in getting one, join the group and post a message of your interest. Never know what comes up. Just know, even for the age, they tend to sell higher than other boats of the same vintage.

Good Luck!
I'd love to own one, but I'll just enjoy them from a distance, too pricey for me at this time. I like to sail as cheaply as I can, so I don't feel too guilty. I'm not going on long offshore passages, just fooling around the coast line and larger lakes.

I can surely appreciate quality though, and if I see one for sale I'll check it out.
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