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Topic Review (Newest First)
11-03-2007 03:27 AM
merttan
28' lancer

As far as my shopping for a bigger boat went, I found a couple of Lancers in 28 foot range those could be trailared... Check them out, they seem to be spacious...
11-03-2007 01:52 AM
RXBOT
on ebay

76 cal 27ft richmond california
68 alberg 30 ft shoal draft 9ft beam oklahoma
11-02-2007 01:40 AM
lazyj Thanks for all the help and ideas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have to agree with SD, you better do a double take when your wife tells you what you want to hear.
5 years of trailer sailing with a 22 (typo last time) does make you appreciate when you get out on the big pond with a little more leg room! John we might just see you down in the BVI'S, the Windward's were great last year.
Due to the short stack of fun tickets we muster up each year it will be a while until we can afford a big boat, BB Charters for now!
Back to reality, 8'6 is legal width here and for $43 a year we can pull up to 12' without a pilot car. After that you need a pilot in back to 14'. So I figure up to 32' x 10'6 around 6 ton I can pull pretty comfortably with the rig I have now. My backhoe weights in around 7.5t and it makes the squirrels whine when we go over the pass.
Now tri's are fun and fast, maybe I still need those training wheels when I get over 15 knots but I can't seem to find my pants with that deep of pocket. Keep the ideas coming I'm all ears. J
11-01-2007 02:04 AM
GulfCoastSkimmer
Trailering Corsair 31

One of my dream boats, the Corsair 31UC is 8'2" folded, i believe its 8'4" on the trailer, which is a non-permit tow in most states IIRC. I know its legal here in Texas, but like i said there are some states that 8' is the limit. However SD almost has me sold on eventually trailering a Telstar instead.

The Telstar-28's run about 80-90k...i think... and a used Corsair 31 will run you about 100k which is way more than it sounds like you want spend, lol, and i know its way more than i can spend at the moment.

You may want to check if your state is 8' or 8'6" for non-permit trailering.

you could check out the Harstad 31, i dont know anything about them, but you could ask around. It seems to be close to what you want to spend.

http://www.sailingtexas.com/sharstad31a.html
http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listi..._id=38664&url=

Good luck
11-01-2007 01:19 AM
rsn48 I agree with the others, once you get to a certain size, don't trailer it; and if you could, it wouldn't be pleasant. Enjoy the large boat for what it has to offer.
11-01-2007 01:09 AM
jrd22 Those have got to be some of the sweetest words ever " Honey, I think we need a bigger boat". When I heard them I immediately wrote them down, dated it, had her sign it and when we got to shore I had it notarized. I just knew there was a bright side to blasting through 10' short, steep waves! Good luck in your search, maybe we'll see you next year in the SJ's. John
11-01-2007 12:47 AM
Classic30
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Originally Posted by Raggbagger View Post
As I said Im a trailer sailor myself right now , however I dont think a day has gone by in the past two years that I havnt been on line shopping for my next cruiser.
You'll be sooory!! Apart from the $$$, all those antifouling issues, bird-poo on the upperworks, serious effort required just to get to the boat to work on it, risk of getting blown ashore in a storm, or some idiot stink-potter ramming it or pinching stuff from it... it'll rot on the mooring just like everyone elses!..

A thought for the original poster: On our last cruise to the Lakes we came across one couple in a 30' steel bilge-keeler that have their boat trucked from their "home port" to the "cruising port" (only a few hundred miles away) each summer. They bargained with a specialist transport company and got a really cheap deal based on regular patronage - and for a the cost of a cradle specially modified to fit the truck, they can leave it to professionals.

An option perhaps??
11-01-2007 12:31 AM
Freesail99
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Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post
Women can have a perverse sense of humor that way.
This is true, and may be the reason I'm single and loving life.
11-01-2007 12:04 AM
sailingdog Women can have a perverse sense of humor that way.

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Originally Posted by Freesail99 View Post
I want to know, why did she wait until the end of the season to say "get a bigger boat" ?
10-31-2007 11:52 PM
denby [QUOTE=sailingdog;215304]Denby-

They're training hulls dammit...

Sorry SD
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