Join Date: May 2007
Location: Frankfort, MI
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To dingy or not to dingy?
What do I do now?
I am currently the owner of an early 70's Ericson 29. She is a great boat, but for many reasons the time has come to let someone else enjoy her. Keep you fingers crossed as she will be surveyed tomorrow and I have accepted the offer.
I need help finding my next boat. I will, in the future, be in the market for another "big" boat. However, for the time being I would like to find a trailerable, fun, 2-person boat. My girlfriend is learning to sail so I would like to fine something with a head sail, ruling out lasers, force 5's and alike. Although a Laser II might work.
I have not thought about dingy sailing for a long time and am not sure of all the options out there. Here is my list of requirements:
- Trailerable by a station wagon
- Not too advanced (to teach my girl), but yet fun enough for me
- Under $3,000
- No cuddy cabin, looking for a "wet" boat
- Early 80's or newer
My current top picks are: Hobie 16, Vanguard 15
The boat will be trailered to different lakes in Michigan.
So whats out there?? Thanks!