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10-27-2012 11:21 AM
handsomebob
Re: Snipe or Coronado 15 for first boat?

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Originally Posted by CalebD View Post
Good for you HandsomeBob.
What year is your Snipe from? I sailed on a wooden Snipe at a camp in the Adirondack Mtns. as a teenager. It was a fun boat to sail but was not rigged as neatly as today's racing Snipes that have every sail shape control known to mankind rigged.
SNIPE sailboat specifications and details on sailboatdata.com
It is good to be able to sail with just the main sail and with both the main and jib. It is a little more work for one person to handle both sails but should be easier in light winds.

I heard a one design racer at my club make a comment about the FS. The comment was critical of how narrow the gunnels of the boat are so narrow and therefore pretty uncomfortable when you have to hike out. The Lightning has gunnels that are nearly 1' wide making hiking out fairly comfortable.

Good for you for moving ahead!
It is an 88 McLaughlin. The controls will become familiar with time. I most likely won't use them all for a while but will need to know where they are and their purpose. I noticed most of the sail manufacturers have free tuning guides specific to the boat that look very helpful.
10-27-2012 12:12 AM
paulk
Re: Snipe or Coronado 15 for first boat?

Was going to suggest not bothering with the Snipe, and going right for the FS (though I'm no fan, if that's the best of what's on the lake, that's the one to go for) but am too late.
10-26-2012 03:56 PM
CalebD
Re: Snipe or Coronado 15 for first boat?

Good for you HandsomeBob.
What year is your Snipe from? I sailed on a wooden Snipe at a camp in the Adirondack Mtns. as a teenager. It was a fun boat to sail but was not rigged as neatly as today's racing Snipes that have every sail shape control known to mankind rigged.
SNIPE sailboat specifications and details on sailboatdata.com
It is good to be able to sail with just the main sail and with both the main and jib. It is a little more work for one person to handle both sails but should be easier in light winds.

I heard a one design racer at my club make a comment about the FS. The comment was critical of how narrow the gunnels of the boat are so narrow and therefore pretty uncomfortable when you have to hike out. The Lightning has gunnels that are nearly 1' wide making hiking out fairly comfortable.

Good for you for moving ahead!
10-26-2012 10:58 AM
handsomebob
Re: Snipe or Coronado 15 for first boat?

single handed my Snipe yesterday in light winds @ 5 mph. First time out alone so I used the main only. no problem tacking. I will use the jib next time if winds are again light. It was a little tippy but I will get used to that. Very easy to launch and recover back on trailer alone. The FS seems so large in that respect. I think I made a good choice. It will be perfect to learn on and hone my skills to start to race. The sails are shot but okay for day sailing.
10-20-2012 11:51 AM
handsomebob
Re: Snipe or Coronado 15 for first boat?

okay, 7 months later I finally purchased the Snipe. I figured is best to go with what is being raced at my club. My objective is to learn to sail well and I think the Snipe will be better for me than the Scot for now. I plan to single hand some and that was also a factor. Once I can sail safe I will feel more comfortable taking my wife and kids out. Then maybe a Scot.

I might launch her this weekend if the winds are calm. I know you all are glad to see a newbie actually pull the trigger. All my dreaming can stop now and it's time to get to learning and work towards joining the races.
04-30-2012 07:23 PM
handsomebob
Re: Snipe or Coronado 15 for first boat?

thanks for the feedback snider and eyeshot. I agree the Snipe will be a lot of work. One thing going for me is that I have a Snipe mentor willing to take me under his wing. I still am keeping the C15 and Mutt options open. The Scot is still #1 and I have access to borrow one as well as a Snipe at my club. For now I think I am going to focus on those two for the summer and see how it goes. Who knows maybe I will get both.
04-27-2012 09:29 PM
snider
Re: Snipe or Coronado 15 for first boat?

I owned and raced a Snipe for awhile. Not familiar with a C15. I will say the snipe is the most tactical dinghy out there. It has more sail controls than anything I've ever been on, it is a busy boat to sail. I'd go for the Flying Scott if you have a family and want to cruise a little with them. The Snipe is a fun boat and you will learn a lot on it but it is work. That's one reason I sold mine. I went to something simpler and raced PHRF. It's not as much fun as one design but the boat works better for the family.
04-27-2012 09:03 PM
eyeshotpar
Re: Snipe or Coronado 15 for first boat?

Hi, I am in Huntsville Al pretty close to you . I have a C15 and think it is great. I re-learned how to sail on it after some 30 years. There is a great Yahoo group that has tons of information and leads, and is enthusiastic regarding the boat at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sailC15/. You can sign up for free.

If you are still looking, I noticed one here: 15' Catalina Coronada 1988 1000.00 OBO. Don't know anything about it, other than they spelled it wrong!
Good Luck
04-08-2012 12:34 AM
handsomebob
Re: Snipe or Coronado 15 for first boat?

please send some pictures . thanks
04-07-2012 08:38 PM
lowtide
Re: Snipe or Coronado 15 for first boat?

I have a mutineer 15' in very nice shape Bob, less than 2 hours from you.

Can send pics if you're interested.

It sails much like the Scot, just smaller. Several racing fleets here as well.
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