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Search: Posts Made By: jp375
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-20-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 1,933
Posted By jp375
I posted a want ad on Craigslist and got some...

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...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-18-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 1,234
Posted By jp375
Paceship 17?

Anyone have any information on a Paceship 17? One for sale in my area. 1973 for $1200. Wasn't able to find much info on the web. Would it make a good first boat?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-07-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 1,933
Posted By jp375
There is a Paceship 17 up for sale now that is...

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...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-04-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 1,933
Posted By jp375
I did want a boat with a cabin, but since I had...

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...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-29-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 1,933
Posted By jp375
Oops, I mistyped. I meant, MULTI-hull. Not...

Oops, I mistyped. I meant, MULTI-hull. Not monohull. What I want is a monohull not a cat.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-29-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 1,933
Posted By jp375
:laugher An iceboat would be fun, but from what I...

:laugher An iceboat would be fun, but from what I can tell you probably get about 3 days a year where you could use it. Lakes quickly get covered in snow and go through freeze/thaw cycles that make...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-28-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 1,933
Posted By jp375
Thanks for the thoughts everyone. Hopefully...

Thanks for the thoughts everyone. Hopefully spring will bring more boats on the market here. If not, I might have to settle for a sunfish type boat and just shorten my season to when the water temp...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-27-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 1,933
Posted By jp375
Minnesota boat shopping

Okay, so I've been shopping for my first boat and found a few potentials which the sailnet community had given me good feedback on, but now these boats are gone. Most importantly though, I've come to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-23-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 4,114
Posted By jp375
After some good advice here, I'm going to pass on...

After some good advice here, I'm going to pass on this one. I want a boat I can get out on the water with this spring. If I were to get something that needed this much work, the chances are slim I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-22-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 4,114
Posted By jp375
See that's the thing, I've yet to find a boat in...

See that's the thing, I've yet to find a boat in my area in what I consider 'sail-way condition' for less than about $3500. (asking price anyway). Do I just need to make some lowball offers?

I'm...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-21-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 4,114
Posted By jp375
Any thoughts on the trailer situation? The ad...

Any thoughts on the trailer situation? The ad mentions they don't think it is sitting correctly on the trailer. Anyone with more experience see anything obvious going on with how the boat is on the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-21-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 4,114
Posted By jp375
Not sure about the sails, I have to find that...

Not sure about the sails, I have to find that out. I've been doing a little research and it sounds like the cockpit is pretty small and the boat favors a larger cabin, not sure that is ideal for me....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-21-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 4,114
Posted By jp375
1972 Balboa 20

Still shopping for my first boat and came across this:
http://www.crankyape.com/default.asp?pg=DispSingleItem&ItemNumber=17215

Nightmare? Or good boat after a couple grand put into it?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-08-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 9,609
Posted By jp375
Good advice. The fixed keel on the Capri is a big...

Good advice. The fixed keel on the Capri is a big concern, considering some lakes that I would use it on really aren't all that big, and likely the ramps are not the greatest. I think for budget...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-02-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 9,609
Posted By jp375
So what has your experience been? Have you been...

So what has your experience been? Have you been able to learn and practice well on the larger boat? I still really like this Mariner 2+2 for sale, but I'm thinking I probably should spend a bit less...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-21-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 9,609
Posted By jp375
Still looking. Saw this today: 22' Chrysler...

Still looking. Saw this today:
22' Chrysler Sailboat (http://madison.craigslist.org/boa/1473375522.html)

Thoughts? I haven't read much about Chrysler boats, are they any good? 22 is getting a bit...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-14-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 9,609
Posted By jp375
Well, after getting a bunch of pictures from the...

Well, after getting a bunch of pictures from the owners, I think the best boat of these three is the O'day. If I go take a look at it, what are some things I should look for?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-02-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 9,609
Posted By jp375
I kind of thought the price was a bit high as...

I kind of thought the price was a bit high as well. From what I've seen online, I'm starting to think sailboat prices here in Minnesota are a bit on the high side in general.

This is the Balboa...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-01-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 9,609
Posted By jp375
I'm located in the Minneapols/St.Paul area of...

I'm located in the Minneapols/St.Paul area of Minnesota, and so far I haven't really had any luck finding ANY sailboats to rent. I've heard the Capri's are very popular rental boats elsewhere, just...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-01-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 9,609
Posted By jp375
Thanks for the advice everyone. Here is one of...

Thanks for the advice everyone. Here is one of the boats I'm interested in. What do you think?
http://www.hoopersyachts.com/Index.cfm?PageID=11&usedboatid=1047

Being new to sailboats, it seems...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-31-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 9,609
Posted By jp375
I've got a full size truck with a V8, so towing...

I've got a full size truck with a V8, so towing any of these shouldn't be an issue. The Mariner comes with what looks to be a very nice 2.5hp Yamaha 4 stroke, which is a big plus.

Going boat...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-31-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 9,609
Posted By jp375
First Boat? Any of these: O'Day Mariner, Balboa, or Capri 14.2

So I took an ASA 101 course this summer and had a great time. Now I'm looking to get my first boat before next spring so that I can get started as soon as winter clears out. Will be mostly trailering...
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