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12-07-2009 05:31 PM
tager Don't leave for your Atlantic crossing without going up to the Smokey Mountains! I did a couple hikes out there last year, coming from the Olympics and Cascades, I have to say that the Smokeys are beautiful.
12-07-2009 05:26 PM
CalebD Congrats on the WWP 19'.
I've never sailed one but I believe that there was a young lady who had one outfitted for blue water sailing to go around the world. She left from some port in FL about a year or two ago and ran into some bad weather. She bailed on her much advertised trip but the boat got her back safe and sound. I can't remember her name but there is a thread or 2 about her on this forum.

Sorry, it was a Flicka sailboat not a WWP.
12-07-2009 04:19 PM
ArcherBowman Thanks -
Although I do plan on taking her to Charleston Harbor for a week this spring.

Anybody got any advice on handling a 19 foot boat in the harbor?
12-07-2009 04:15 PM
JohnRPollard
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Well - for the interested, I went with the West Wight Potter - 19. September Blue is now trailered in Knoxville TN, and will be mostly sailing on the smooth, sweet waters of East Tennessee.

Captain Bill
September Blue
Congrats!! Seems like an ideal boat for thereabouts.

P.S. Maybe it was my computer, but I wasn't able to pull up that link.
12-07-2009 04:00 PM
ArcherBowman
Boat Bought

Well - for the interested, I went with the West Wight Potter - 19. September Blue is now trailered in Knoxville TN, and will be mostly sailing on the smooth, sweet waters of East Tennessee.
12-07-2009 03:21 PM
nmellon My situation is very similar. I used to own a larger keelboat but rarely got to the coast where I had her tied up. I bought a 1985 Potter 19 as an interim boat to keep me on the water for the next five years or so. The P-19 has been perfect for me. I trailer it with our mini-van and sail it on local lakes as well as at the coast. Despite the fact that there are 4 berths I really only consider the P-19 comfortable for two adults or for one adult and two kids. While it is a slow boat and does not point particularly well I feel very safe in it when I'm single handing a few miles offshore. If cost is an issue I would consider any Potter made in the 90s by International Marine to be a fine choice. My 1985 P-19 was built with poorer construction standards so I had to a bit of work to her (mostly beefing up the centerboard trunk and adding backing plates for the deck hardware)

Ned Mellon
11-04-2009 06:37 PM
jephotog Heres a link to the two adventures i mentioned.

Potter
Bill Teplow - Singlehanded Sailing on a West Wight Potter 19 - San Francisco to Hawaii

Bill Teplow's Voyage to Hawaii in a Potter 19

The Voyage of Red Dress

Montgomery
http://www.msogphotosite.com/mpage.html

Scott's Boat Pages: Montgomery 17 Trailer Sailor Crosses the Pacific
11-04-2009 05:38 PM
jephotog
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I've haven't seen that, but I keep running into the references to the guy who sailed a WWP-19 from California to Hawaii. It wasn't stock. He strengthened the hull and added ballast to the keel. But still . . .
That guy sailed to HI again. This time he chose a bigger boat. A J35 for the second trip.
11-04-2009 05:37 PM
jephotog Not sure on pricing but as winter approaches and boats don't sale, might be able to get the price down. If the hunter has been run hard, you might spend much of the difference in purchase price fixing it up.

I did not want to throw any other boats in the mix to complicate things but since you have already opened that can....
Look at Montgomery 17s. A bit smaller than the WWP19 but better built, better sailors (Lyle Hess designed). One person had is custom built and is using it to act as his bluewater cruiser. Bought it in California and is sailing it to Europe, I think.
11-04-2009 05:34 PM
ArcherBowman I've haven't seen that, but I keep running into the references to the guy who sailed a WWP-19 from California to Hawaii. It wasn't stock. He strengthened the hull and added ballast to the keel. But still . . .
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