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Re: Stable beginner boat 15-17 ft.

Precision 165 keelboat is probably a good option... a Capri 14.2 keel, or Precision 15 keel will be stable.. Centerboard and stable don't usually belong in the same sentence. My personal preference is go a little bigger and get a Capri 18.

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Flying Scot is a good choice as is a Herreshoff 12 1/2. When you get better there’s are racing fleets to join. When you want to move up there’s a big following to buy it from you. The 12 1/2 is gorgeous and very stable.

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Thank you - that is a beautiful boat. Can you speak to its stability and ease of rigging?
I think this might have been in reference to the CL16. I would describe them as very stable for a centreboard boat. Plus they have self bailing cockpits and several large bouyancy tanks in case you swamp.

Rigging is dead simple. Folding/mast hinge style, designed to be rigged by one person. If you get bored with day sailing, they can be raced and upgraded with a spinnaker and single trapeze, new from the factory because theyre still in business, or you can get a used boat, because theyve been in production since the late 60s. They tend to hold their value well.
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Re: Stable beginner boat 15-17 ft.

I think a Flying Scot could quickly become a lot of sail area to manage if your experience is limited (they are a blast though). I've never sailed a CL16, they are definitely popular "beginner boats", but they have even more SA/D.

I would recommend a Siren 17. Weight of a Flying Scot, sail area of a CL16....
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The Flying Scot is 19' but otherwise ticks your boxes. https://flyingscot.com/video/ I may wish to see what is being sailed locally. Boats that are actively sailed in your area will provide support and will provide a more vital market for your boat when you choose to move on.
My vote goes with the flying Scott. If you actually want to be able to take out 4 adults comfortably for a day on the lake, I think a 14 and 16’ might come up a bit short. The flying Scott has a good sized cockpit, good foredeck, it’s nice and low slung, easy to single hand, and leaves you plenty of room to grow
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I think this might have been in reference to the CL16. I would describe them as very stable for a centreboard boat. Plus they have self bailing cockpits and several large bouyancy tanks in case you swamp.

Rigging is dead simple. Folding/mast hinge style, designed to be rigged by one person. If you get bored with day sailing, they can be raced and upgraded with a spinnaker and single trapeze, new from the factory because theyre still in business, or you can get a used boat, because theyve been in production since the late 60s. They tend to hold their value well.
I started on a C/L16 ,I think it is a very stable beginer boat ,have never worried about it going over yet,as Arcb said the self bailers work great,very easy to set up ,,,yet now that Iknow more and have taken a few courses and such,find that most every thing a bigger (say 25-28) boat has mylittle C/l 16 has from a sliding traveller,main sail ,jib and spinnaker,a boom vang and a ingenious reefingsystem,it even has a nice motor mount( removable)where one could hang a light electric easily,,I paid 1200.00 for mine with trailer and full cover,they are simple boats so you can see easily if it has been abused or well kept( they are even stable in a 20 mph wind ,and can be maneuvered with the rudder sheared off,mmm. Ask me how I know),and as they are still in business was no problem get a replacement rudder,for my 30 yr old boat,the company ( in Ontario) were very helpfull.....Ralph
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Re: Stable beginner boat 15-17 ft.

Arcb, I have been looking for used CL16 or 14 and they seem to be in short supply. If you have any info on where to look it would be appreciated.
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Arcb, I have been looking for used CL16 or 14 and they seem to be in short supply. If you have any info on where to look it would be appreciated.
I just looked up C/L16 for sale Canada,,a couple for sale in Edmonton,,one w/2hp motor for 2000.00,,,one in Calgary,,,some more expensive(one with carbon fibre mast!!) and one that looks pretty good in Northshore/Laval for 1800.00 asking,,,,,,don,t know where you are..??....Ralph. On Kijjji. Laval is just north of Montreal
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Patriotms, I dont think I know where you are. They are a Canadian boat, Niagara Falls specifically. So they are likely to be common in Canada and the border states, but likely harder to find further south.

I only see one for sale in Otario right now and its a suped up racing model with carbon fibre mast for $7k. Probably not what you are looking for.
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