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02-20-2010 03:39 PM
cruisingdream I learned on a chrysler 22 , very forgiving , fast , and only cost $2000
3 years later sold for ....... $2000
check the chrysler owners web site
Chrysler Sailing Association Web Site
02-20-2010 02:56 PM
bljones Chrysler Buccs are good boats. "tender" is in the eye of the beholder to a certain extent when you're talking about boats under 20' in length.
02-20-2010 12:46 PM
jp375 I posted a want ad on Craigslist and got some good responses. Good lead on a Chrysler Buccaneer 18, and there is that Paceship 17, all under $1500. If you had to pick, which one would YOU choose, or would you pass on both? Assume they are both in equally good condition. I'm leaning towards the Buc, but the fact that it sounds like a tender boat has got me a bit concerned.
02-09-2010 10:28 AM
bakerha51 JP - went to the marina and found a listing on our bulletin board. Look at the boat link at http://dhesme.home.comcast.net/~dhesme . This guy is a local guy that is brokering these boat for people and listing them on his web site. There are a couple of smaller boats in the list. I have no knowledge on condition of any of these boats however and only met the broker dude once. Good Luck
02-07-2010 02:45 PM
jp375 There is a Paceship 17 up for sale now that is $1300, looks kinda nice actually. Anyone know anything about this boat? I'm having a hard time finding info on the web.

bakerha51- The boats you mentioned are probably a bit bigger than I'm looking for now, but thanks for the heads up
02-04-2010 09:16 PM
ggooch Hal,
I would be interested in the US Yacht you spoke about. I am just over in Lafayette, Indiana. Would it be to much to be put in touch with the owner?

Thanks,
Geoff
02-04-2010 06:48 PM
bakerha51 JP - There are probably 5 boats in my marina for sale and they just have a sign up. One is a US Yachts 23', shallow draft, cabin, etc. It's on a roller trailer as well and I think it will go for < $2K. Decent boat I think. There is a SanJuan 21 as well but I'm not sure of the price. Let me know if you have any interest and I'll look up the owners for more info or get you phone numbers. You might want to cruise a few marinas in your area to see if there are any close to home. All boats are for sale - you just gotta ask and offer the right amount!
Hal
02-04-2010 06:13 PM
jp375 I did want a boat with a cabin, but since I had to lower my price range, I think an open daysailer is probably the way to go now. I'm guessing you can get a better boat for the budget when sticking to a cabinless boat. I've noticed 'for sale' postings are starting to pick up a bit on Craigslist. People must be starting to think about spring.
02-04-2010 05:51 PM
hriehl1 At that price, I think your first question is open daysailer or cabin?

If trailering for each use, a lighter open design is probably better. An O'Day Daysailer in good sail-ready shape should be available all over for $1500 +/-. Mine was very nice and cost $900, but it wasn't for sale until I asked the PO about selling the boat in his backyard, so the other poster who suggested to look creatively is right on. I know of a Buccaneer here in my town that can be had for the asking... or maybe $250, but the owner has not listed it for sale cause it would be too much bother.

Similar sized open boats at comparable prices to consider would be:
- Interlake
- Highlander
- Buccaneer
- Flying Scot
- Rhodes 19
though all are a tad bigger than the ODay DS and finding a decent specimen at $2K might take some serious looking. The nice thing about DaySailers is that something like 15,000 of them were made... E-bay has a seller in Wisconsin that seems to always have one up for sale and do a national Craigslist search and you'll probably find 30 to 50 for sale.

If a cabin interests you, consider the greater weight for towing, launching and retrieving. More maintenance too. Most cabin 20 footers are less comfortable under sail (with 3 or 4 people) than my 17 foot DS because the cockpits are pretty small. But you get a cabin so ask yourself, why do I need it? Cover from rain? Overnights? Secure storage? These may or may not be important.

Last is sailing performance. Take an open Rhodes 19 or Flying Scott and compare similar size cabin design boat (say an ODay 19, Ensenada 20 or San Juan 21). Those cabin boats will be way less agile and (to me) less fun.

Isn't looking fun? Kinda makes me get the itch.
02-01-2010 12:57 AM
tsuidc The San Juan 21 Sailing Page Jim Hubbard's San Juan 21 Sailing Page often has boats for sale.
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