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12-05-2013 02:02 PM
ahab211
looking for a small sailboat

A flying junior was my first boat and while trailer came with it was light enough to lift by hand and still quite stable. I added a spinnaker, outboard and even a trapeze to make it a lot of fun . Also being Mahogany a beauty.
11-16-2013 08:57 AM
D-Cubed
looking for a small sailboat

Capt Len thanks for the heads up. That would be a good choice for me. Unfortunately I am up in Prince George. Lady smiths a little far for a quick trip
11-10-2013 04:42 PM
Steve in Idaho
Re: looking for a small sailboat

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The reason for the rooftop sailboat is so I can take it with me when I haul the travel trailer out to the lake to go camping....
That is the exact reason why we have chosen to keep the Snark, even after acquiring better/bigger sailboats. And, why the heck not? Good luck on your search.
11-10-2013 07:13 AM
Sal Paradise
Re: looking for a small sailboat

A small trailer is cheap and it opens you up to a wider variety of boats. Its hell trying to lift even a sunfish onto the roof. Try putting a 140 pound, 14 foot long object up there. Takes 2 strong determined men to do it. It you go with a small trailer, you can back it right into the water and slide the boat off. It a world of difference.
11-09-2013 11:44 PM
Capt Len
Re: looking for a small sailboat

Don at handy8949@gmail dot com has a 9'6'' Davidson for sale Proceeds to Ladysmith SAR.Ask for info.& photo
11-09-2013 11:26 PM
D-Cubed
looking for a small sailboat

Thx for the ideas. I will spend the winter looking for my little boat. And will post what I end up getting
11-09-2013 01:04 AM
D-Cubed
looking for a small sailboat

Thx for the responses.
The reason for the rooftop sailboat is so I can take it with me when I haul the travel trailer out to the lake to go camping.
Capt Len I checked the Minto out on his site. Looks nice. But he has no pics of the davidsons.
I will have to check out the good old boat mag as well
11-08-2013 12:28 PM
Steve in Idaho
Re: looking for a small sailboat

Having gone through this same process only a few years ago - I would agree with both Krisscross and JustinB. Much, much better sailing in a 14' sloop-rigged dinghy - but if roof-topping is a must, then you might want to pick up a Snark. The Snark is common enough and cheap enough (used) to give it a try without reservation. Lot's of used ones around - I paid all of $100 for mine, which included a fairly new sail. Pretty cheap toy/experiment.
11-07-2013 04:27 PM
gamayun
Re: looking for a small sailboat

A lot of people around here like the Pelicans, which also could be a DIY project. It's not something you could put on the top of a truck, but it can fit 2 adults and 2 small children (the latter of which could be substituted for a dog).
11-07-2013 03:45 PM
manatee
Re: looking for a small sailboat

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Is there another way other then going to marinas because there is none by me
Ads in back of magazines like "Small Craft Advisor", "Good Old Boat", "Woodenboat"...
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