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Too bad. I have a Sunflower I may be listing soon in the central NC area (Raleigh area).
Well... I may be driving up to VA next month, but not sure if we get anywhere near Charlotte or if it's realistic to stop and make a pickup. I wouldn't be driving my own car.

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Re: Transporting a Snark on a Chevy Sonic hatch

Billiam197r, can you put a lightweight hitch on your car? You may find a very small trailer that you can just slide the boat up onto. You could make a couple bunks with 2x6' with some outdoor carpet tacked on, so you could slide the boat in and out.
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Billiam197r, can you put a lightweight hitch on your car? You may find a very small trailer that you can just slide the boat up onto. You could make a couple bunks with 2x6' with some outdoor carpet tacked on, so you could slide the boat in and out.
I want to do this so I can use a hitch-mounted bike rack. Any pics of what you're talking about trailer-wise?

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Re: Transporting a Snark on a Chevy Sonic hatch

If you are not stuck on car-toppable sailboats, check out the Capri 14.2, newly advertised on North Alabama Sailing Marina (Guntersville) website:

North Alabama Sailing Marina Classifieds.

I don't know the owner and I haven't seen the boat, but if the photos are accurate, it might be a sweet little rig for your purpose.
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If you are not stuck on car-toppable sailboats, check out the Capri 14.2, newly advertised on North Alabama Sailing Marina (Guntersville) website:

North Alabama Sailing Marina Classifieds.

I don't know the owner and I haven't seen the boat, but if the photos are accurate, it might be a sweet little rig for your purpose.
What makes the car-toppable sailboats so attractive is that they appear to be easy for one person to handle with a minimal amount of fuss. No trailer needed, lightweight hull that won't break my back, easy to store in my garage during the off-season etc.

The tradeoff being that a boat like the Capri has that nicer sloop rigging and capable of faster speeds on the water, and maybe just more solid construction.

I just miss getting to sail and wanted out on the water without having to make a budget-busting purchase. Sometimes you get what you pay for, but Snarks and the like are still "real boats."

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All that and forgot to say that the Capri looks like a sweet little boat. More $ than I really want to spend, but light enough that my little Chevrolet could tow it.

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Re: Transporting a Snark on a Chevy Sonic hatch

snark is styrofoam. i doubt the lil styro boat will make much damages to your lil car. shove it in the cars culo and keep hatch open. keep the front windows open also as you willbe breathing fumes. have fun. i did these things with hard plastic kayaks and a 300 zx turbo. i know.

capri is a sweet lil permaboat--not styrofoam, but takes more to use it..hard to stuff it up your cars....ooops intoi its hatch ha h aha ha ha

as for resale-- there is about none on a snark, a snot many folks actually get much use out of em. they fall apart. they are styrofoam boats with a thin layer of plastic over it. oops. fun toy.
capri is a real boat. created and laid up in a mold like a real production boat, which it is.
your choice. immediate usable fun no resale or harder to use prolly wont get done but is a great resale???


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Re: Transporting a Snark on a Chevy Sonic hatch

Yes, the Snark is a styrofoam boat. If you put it on your roof, make doubly sure it is tied down tight and can't move about and catch air unexpectedly. You wouldn't believe what happens to a Snark when it leaves the roof on the highway.

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Re: Transporting a Snark on a Chevy Sonic hatch

I've had to defer purchasing anything for the moment. Too bad, really, cause I wanted out on the water. Maybe next summer. The Snark might be the quick buy and use, but something more substantial would be with me longer.

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