Sea Sprite 23 #110 (20)
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Atlantic City, NJ
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Sea Sprite 23 vs the Cape Cod Marlin 23
I will admit I am a traditionalist. I like old cars, old boats, old homes. I especially like small old boats, small old cars, and small old homes..
I have been looking at the Marlin for some time now, but I have found the "cruiser" version to be elusive and pricy compared to the day sailer. Recently I "discovered" the Sea Sprite 23. It has similar looks, is a similar size, and even has a similar PHRF rating... but seems more abundant and much cheaper.
Should I hold out for the Marlin, or should I give the Sea Sprite a good hard look?
For those that want to know before answering. I live in the Atlantic City region.. this means mostly calm, but with some chop.. along with treacherous inlets. I need shoal draft due to the depth of the inland waterway and the Deleware bay, but I also intend to solo this boat to Florida at least once. (I work the theatres in the casinos here and work dies for jan, feb, and march.. perfect southern cruising times)
Ideas, thoughts, people telling me I am crazy?
My parents had Grampian 23 when I was young (the rare fin keel version) and I currently have a GP14. I just want to move up to something I can cruise in