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08-27-2001 03:12 AM
MikeMoss
To trailer or not?

Except for the dingy races in the harbors I never see a sailboat under 26'' on LIS. Last year I saw a Catalina 22 however. It was going so slow that there was little time to wave!

The most common size of new boat I see now is 37'' on LIS.

I did not say that a dingy would not make it. I am just thinking of how I started and where I am now boat wise. I don''t think the process of going from too small a boat to just right was the best way. If I had started with the boat I have now I would have enjoyed it more.

However money is #1. Since it''s the near the end of the season already perhaps chartering a boat would be a good idea. Then I would buy the biggest boat I could afford.
08-24-2001 08:21 PM
rbh1515
To trailer or not?

Tom there is a Colgate 26 listed on www.boats.com in Westbrook,CT for $16,500.
Comes with a trailer and everything else.
Rob
08-24-2001 01:09 PM
dbatjr
To trailer or not?

Relax Denr, it''s officially the weekend.

I''ve made a firm decision to take the family down to Mystic tomorrow to look at some boats.

Thanks for all the input!
08-24-2001 11:45 AM
Denr
To trailer or not?

If you cannot decide for yourself about the boat to buy and whether it should be trailer able how could you ever decide to sail it without first consulting this message board? How can others make this decision for you? Come on man are you a sailor or a stink potter? Make a decision, buy the damm boat and go sailing. I hate wimpy rhetorical questions. Lets discuss issues of substance, save the whining and cheese for the celebration.
08-24-2001 10:54 AM
rbh1515
To trailer or not?

I disagree with the last respondent. A smaller boat does fine on LIS. I sailed for years in a 19'' Flying Scot out of Branford CT. Although I would not recommend this boat for your purposes (and for other reasons) small boats do fine on LIS. A 22-26'' boat would also do very well. LIS has very light wind most of the time. If you are primarily daysailing, you could get a 22-26''boat, and when you want to cruise you can use all the money you save with the smaller boat to charter something real nice. That is my approach. If you are going to cruise alot get a larger boat to accomadate your living situation on the boat. Obviously there are many approaches to sailing in a place like LIS. None are right or wrong. It is just a personal decision.
Rob
08-24-2001 08:43 AM
MikeMoss
To trailer or not?

Don''t get a trailerable boat for LIS. It''s too rough there and the boat will be too small anyway.

Get at least a 30'' sailboat and winter store it in a boatyard. The cost for winter storage is $27 at foot, mast in, where I store.

The wakes from motor boats is severe. The bigger boat will help some but some tactics are not to sail bouy to bouy and to turn up into a wake from the stern if under power. Wakes from the bow are just a bump and not that bad.

The trailer boat will fail to do the job on the sound. Even a big one will be too small in the end. However if you already have a 4WD and would tow it to other places for day sailing it would be ok I suppose.

In the end you are either going to own a 34'' + sailboat or give up. Keep this in mind. Buy or charter with this in mind. Bigger boats are easy to handle too. With just three people on our 30'' boat it was adequate for a long time. But a larger family needs more room.

So here is a rough budget. Winter storage $1000, Mooring at Noank $700, Insurance/registration $500. Now we get to "stuff" you want and need. You can see you need $3000 a year for a budget at least. If you go dockside then the cost goes up by a lot.
08-24-2001 08:42 AM
MikeMoss
To trailer or not?

Don''t get a trailerable boat for LIS. It''s too rough there and the boat will be too small anyway.

Get at least a 30'' sailboat and winter store it in a boatyard. The cost for winter storage is $27 at foot, mast in, where I store.

The wakes from motor boats is severe. The bigger boat will help some but some tactics are not to sail bouy to bouy and to turn up into a wake from the stern if under power. Wakes from the bow are just a bump and not that bad.

The trailer boat will fail to do the job on the sound. Even a big one will be too small in the end. However if you already have a 4WD and would tow it to other places for day sailing it would be ok I suppose.

In the end you are either going to own a 34'' + sailboat or give up. Keep this in mind. Buy or charter with this in mind. Bigger boats are easy to handle too. With just three people on our 30'' boat it was adequate for a long time. But a larger family needs more room.

So here is a rough budget. Winter storage $1000, Mooring at Noank $700, Insurance/registration $500. Now we get to "stuff" you want and need. You can see you need $3000 a year for a budget at least. If you go dockside then the cost goes up by a lot.
08-24-2001 03:59 AM
divad
To trailer or not?

Tom,

I can relate to your desire to have your boat in your backyard! Mine is a two hour drive from home, which isn''t a big deal in the summer when we''re going there overnight, but it''s a drag during the short days of the off season when I just want to go down and get some work done on her.

Regarding light air, I like Sabre, C&C, Ericson, and J/Boats for LIS. They''re all well-made fin-keel boats that do well in light air.

IMO, the biggest problem with light air in LIS isn''t the wind, but the big powerboats that think nothing of blasting by you with only a few boatlengths of seperation for no reason, when you''re ghosting along trying to keep airflow attached. Just something you have to get used to, I guess.
08-23-2001 03:19 PM
dbatjr
To trailer or not?

Thanks for the feedback divad. I''m truly torn between getting a boat that potentially could be parked in my backyard, and one that although not as mobile, would be certainly be more comfortable for family sailing.

What cruise boats in the 25/30 foot range do well in light wind? I certainly don''t want to end up with a sailboat that has to be motored around the sound.

Tom
08-23-2001 08:39 AM
divad
To trailer or not?

Oh yeah, I second Rob''s suggestion to get a boat that sails well in light air! While LIS can turn nasty, particularly as you head towards The Race, 99% of the time you''re wishing for more wind.
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