Question similar to the "Long Distance Small Boat Sailing", guy - Page 2 - SailNet Community
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 20 Old 12-04-2007
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 150
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 14
 
Take a look at Com-Pac. They have a great reputation, classic lines, and you can find older ones around at good prices. Personally I have always liked the 23. I think it is a great little pocket cruiser.
BlueWaterMD is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 20 Old 12-04-2007
Broad Reachin'
 
kwaltersmi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Posts: 2,038
Thanks: 1
Thanked 27 Times in 27 Posts
Rep Power: 14
 
I'll second the Com-Pac suggestion. I'll also add that if you're on a tight budget, you might go for a sistership to my boat, a Helms 25. However, Helms 25's are getting rather long in the tooth these days and don't exactly have a ton of character. But they are decently put together, easy to trailer and have the all important swing keel and 18" draft.

Catalina 34

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
kwaltersmi is offline  
post #13 of 20 Old 12-04-2007
Roadkillibus Texanis
 
retclt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Great State Of Texas
Posts: 1,602
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 15
   
The Compac is a great boat for day sailing but it's pretty cramped inside for weekending and ecpecially for more than two people. I did'nt think headroom was such a big deal until the first night I spent on a 22. My back still aches.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



Bob T

"I cannot not sail" - E. B. White
retclt is offline  
 
post #14 of 20 Old 12-04-2007
Ne'er Do Well
 
TSteele65's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Maryland
Posts: 569
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 14
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by pagansdad View Post
"Life is too short to sail ugly boats."
I love it. Perfectly phrased.
Thanks for the input.
Is that a Stone Horse in the photo? It is beautiful.
Charlie
It sure is, and there's five or six of them for sale on yachtworld.com right now.

Do a search on "Edey" as the manufacturer and 23' as the length.

Life is too short to sail ugly boats.

Commodore, OPBYC
TSteele65 is offline  
post #15 of 20 Old 12-04-2007
Senior Member
 
Wayne25's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 382
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 14
 
I was wondering when you were going to recommend our Helms 25. I think it would be a good match for what he's looking for. If I may, a correction or two for the Helms 25. It has a shallow fixed keel with 1650 pounds of ballast plus a 300 pound centerboard. The ballasted fix keel draught is 20" with the centerboard all the way up. Sorry for the correction Kwaltersmi, but I just love how this boat is designed, giving it good 20 kt sailing characteristics and still can sail in skinny water. Plus it came with a great custom tandem trailer.
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w...h/DSC00048.jpg
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w...h/DSC00053.jpg

Last edited by Wayne25; 12-04-2007 at 09:56 PM.
Wayne25 is offline  
post #16 of 20 Old 12-04-2007
Roadkillibus Texanis
 
retclt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Great State Of Texas
Posts: 1,602
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 15
   
I'm gonna die tryin' to get a photo in dang it!

OK I give up for now.
Anyway, this our boat we bought for $2600 on Ebay. It was in excellent condition with a full set of "Like new" sails. Draws 2'3" board up and 6'2" down. Below is a link to one at Yacht World. It shows how easily is fits on a trailer.
http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listi...quick&is=false


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



Bob T

"I cannot not sail" - E. B. White

Last edited by retclt; 12-04-2007 at 11:07 PM.
retclt is offline  
post #17 of 20 Old 12-04-2007
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 2,031
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
These boats are great
http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listi...currencyid=100

These are not fast but they are roomy and have "character" this particular one is very optimistically priced...
http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listi...currencyid=100

These are very seaworthy little things...
http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listi...currencyid=100

Another great one - again - a little optimistically priced...http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listi...currencyid=100

This is another classic...
http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listi...currencyid=100

This one is an all 'round great boat. Can race with the best of them and has cruised many thousands of miles...
http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listi...currencyid=100


I would not worry too much about the keel. If you have a fixed keel, and it is solid then you will be fine if you bump into things occasionally. Actually the chance of damage to your boat is greater with a movable board there than it is with a fixed keel. Just look for something that is solid and doesn't draw too much...

Last edited by Sailormann; 12-04-2007 at 11:26 PM.
Sailormann is offline  
post #18 of 20 Old 12-04-2007
Roadkillibus Texanis
 
retclt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Great State Of Texas
Posts: 1,602
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 15
   
[IMG][/IMG]


Hot dang Faster! Thanks!!!! I feel like I'm somebody now. Sorry about the size it comes across, looks almost actual size.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



Bob T

"I cannot not sail" - E. B. White
retclt is offline  
post #19 of 20 Old 12-05-2007
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 388
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 18
 
"Hey, SD - nice to finally get a look at your boat!"

Just wait until Giulietta gets a hold of it.
Johnrb is offline  
post #20 of 20 Old 12-05-2007
Broad Reachin'
 
kwaltersmi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Posts: 2,038
Thanks: 1
Thanked 27 Times in 27 Posts
Rep Power: 14
 
[QUOTE=Wayne25;232928]If I may, a correction ...QUOTE]

Thanks Wayne! I thought about posting a picture of mine, but in it's current state, he'd be scared off for sure.

Catalina 34

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
kwaltersmi is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
"Spurs" Line Cutter or similar CarbonSink62 Gear & Maintenance 19 06-16-2014 02:15 PM
Owning a boat long/cruising from long distance? utchuckd Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 5 04-21-2010 11:39 AM
"Confessions of a Long-Distance sailor" Have you read it? ditch General Discussion (sailing related) 1 05-04-2009 10:20 PM
Off to visit another long-distance boat this weekend. josrulz Boat Review and Purchase Forum 37 11-21-2008 03:20 PM
Long Distance Small Boat Sailing akoutdoors1 General Discussion (sailing related) 113 12-04-2007 01:39 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome