Anybody aware of "other" big daysailers - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Boat Review and Purchase Forum > Sailboat Design and Construction
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 12-28-2007
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 497
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 14
Quickstep192 is on a distinguished road
Anybody aware of "other" big daysailers

As my alias implies, I currently have a Quickstep 24, an attractive, reasonably stable boat with a huge cockpit and modest accommodations below. I'd like to step up to something larger, but with the same attributes, for my "last" boat. At prices north of $250k, The Morris 36, the Sabre Spirit and the Alerion Express hit the mark, but not my budget. Also, 36' is a bit bigger than I need. Has anyone heard rumblings from any other manufacturers that might be preparing to build a "character" daysailor in the 30' range?
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 12-28-2007
Faster's Avatar
Just another Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 14,700
Thanks: 69
Thanked 197 Times in 189 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about
Aileron 28 comes to mind, and older boats like the Viking 28 fit that bill too, the Aileron would come in at $50-60K or more, while the Viking around $10K tops, I'd think..
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 12-29-2007
Jeff_H's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Annapolis, Md
Posts: 6,579
Thanks: 5
Thanked 95 Times in 71 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Jeff_H has a spectacular aura about Jeff_H has a spectacular aura about Jeff_H has a spectacular aura about
I suggest that you pick up a copy of Woodenboat magazine. The classifieds are full of the boats that the modern 'daysailor' are based on at far cheaper prices.

Jeff
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 12-30-2007
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 497
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 14
Quickstep192 is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeff_H View Post
I suggest that you pick up a copy of Woodenboat magazine. The classifieds are full of the boats that the modern 'daysailor' are based on at far cheaper prices.

Jeff

I subscribed to WoodenBoat back in the days when I owned a wooden boat. I vowed to once again own a wooden boat when I was either rich enough to have someone maintain it or had enough time to maintain it myself. I haven't reached that point yet........
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 01-02-2008
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 5
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
MJC1968 is on a distinguished road
Boat Wanted

I just looked at an Alerion 28 for $10,000. Needed the wood refinished and the hull had a LOT of moisture in it. Still tempted to buy it. I started out looking for a Quickstep 24, but I can not find one in the NE. Anyone know of one? I was too late on a Quickstep 24 with an inboard. Does anyone know of Quickstep 24 for sale> Anyone converted one to an inboard?
Thanks,
Mike
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 01-02-2008
JohnRPollard's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Chesapeake
Posts: 5,680
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 10
JohnRPollard is a jewel in the rough JohnRPollard is a jewel in the rough JohnRPollard is a jewel in the rough
Another one that might be worth considering is the J100 ( http://www.yachtworld.com/leaving_yw...www.jboats.com ). I wouldn't call it a "character" daysailer, but it is similar to the smaller Aelerions in purpose and design, only lacking the teak trim etc. They come in around half the price of the Morris and Sabre. Here's a new/used example:

http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listi..._id=13064&url=
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 01-02-2008
Jeff_H's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Annapolis, Md
Posts: 6,579
Thanks: 5
Thanked 95 Times in 71 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Jeff_H has a spectacular aura about Jeff_H has a spectacular aura about Jeff_H has a spectacular aura about
For that matter you can sometimes find J-105's for sale pretty cheaply.

Jeff
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #8  
Old 01-02-2008
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 497
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 14
Quickstep192 is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by MJC1968 View Post
I just looked at an Alerion 28 for $10,000. Needed the wood refinished and the hull had a LOT of moisture in it. Still tempted to buy it. I started out looking for a Quickstep 24, but I can not find one in the NE. Anyone know of one? I was too late on a Quickstep 24 with an inboard. Does anyone know of Quickstep 24 for sale> Anyone converted one to an inboard?
Thanks,
Mike
Sailnet also hosts a Quickstep email list. You can join it and send a mail to see if anyone has one for sale. I'm a member of the list and see them come up for sale from time to time. I've yet to see an inboard come up for sale, but I might go after it if it did.

If I find a candidate to replace mine, I'll let you know when I sell mine. Mine's an outboard model, but it's a teriffic boat.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #9  
Old 01-02-2008
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 497
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 14
Quickstep192 is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeff_H View Post
For that matter you can sometimes find J-105's for sale pretty cheaply.

Jeff

I really like the J-105, but at 6-1/2' draft it's a little deep for the channel on the creek where I live.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #10  
Old 01-02-2008
JohnRPollard's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Chesapeake
Posts: 5,680
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 10
JohnRPollard is a jewel in the rough JohnRPollard is a jewel in the rough JohnRPollard is a jewel in the rough
Quote:
Originally Posted by Quickstep192 View Post
I really like the J-105, but at 6-1/2' draft it's a little deep for the channel on the creek where I live.
There is a shoal draft variant of the J105, about 5 feet, I think. The shoal draft may no longer be offered with a new boat, but it was available when the design was introduced and there were entire fleets in certain geographic areas that adopted the shoal draft as the standard for the racing fleet.

The J100 I mentioned above has a 5.75' standard and 4.4' shoal draft.

While an older J-105 would leave a lot of money in your pocket, I think the J100 is a more evolved design, with greater emphasis on the simplified daysailing aspects while retaining the ability to enjoy club racing.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Proper use of the Traveler PDixon Boat Review and Purchase Forum 34 04-23-2014 04:00 PM
Future Seasickness Warning or Not FullandBy General Discussion (sailing related) 32 09-30-2007 09:24 AM
Alternator and Batteries NewsReader Mass Bay Sailors 2 06-27-2006 06:09 AM
Cruising the Big Apple Sue & Larry Cruising Articles 0 09-09-2004 08:00 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:29 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.