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I took an ASA 101 course last summer and starting to sailboat shop. Looked at a beautiful 1991 Precision P-21 today that was in the water. The boat looked to be in great shape and has a newer 5 HP Mercury outboard and galvanized trailer included. I would keep the boat on a lake here in northeast Pennsylvania. Any suggestions to look for potential problems with this model boat and any other info or opinions would be greatly appreciated. I finally retired and wanna sail sail sail!
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Re: New to sailing

That could be a great boat for a place like Lake Wallenpaupack. If that's where you are, you should check with @SailingUphill . He could offer advice.

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The boat is at Lake Wallenpaupack and it seems as if space for it at any marina on the lake might not be available. If I can find dock space then I'll go ahead with the purchase decision. New to all of this. Thanks for your help.
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Re: New to sailing

It has been a few years since I have been there, so I do not know the waiting list situation. Take a look at Ironwood Point. I always thought that was a real nice looking place. When I had my 25 footer I considered putting it there, but I ended up eventually going to a larger boat on the Chesapeake.

You could also check out Silver Birches, since I know several people who do seasonal rentals there. They are under new ownership, so policies and prices might have changed.

I know that @SailingUphill is involved with Paupack sailing club. I would check with them and see if they have recommendations for seasonal slip rentals.

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Re: New to sailing

Thanks for the suggestions. I know Ironwood Point is very nice. I'll do some searching the next few days and maybe come up with something.
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Re: New to sailing

Jetguy, TakeFive is spot on.
Ironwood Point Recreation area is the place to be to hang out with sailors. The Macdonough family runs the place and are sailors.
They go out of their way to help get sailors a place for their boats. This year (as with most) is tight on boat slips. You may be able to wrangle something for the remainder of the season. There is significant turnover of stinkpots come summer, so its possible to get something for the whole season next year.

The P21 is a great boat and we have at least one in the club already. They seem to sail well, and the owner doesn't shy away from real wind, I've been out there in 25 knot blows only to see him out there cooking up the lake with me. They seem to hold their own even in the light stuff too, good boats. There are lots of Precision boats around the lake because we had one of the best dealers around in the "Sailboat Shop" that was in NJ on route 42 until they closed doors. Locally Lighthouse Harbor used to sell Catalina up until about 2010.

Check out https://www.paupacksailclub.com/
email me shnool @ yahoo if you have specific questions. I am the communications guy (which these days is mostly just facebook and website) for the club. Our club is dirt cheap. I think its $35 a member, and $70 if you want to race the season with us.
Either way get a boat. Sail with us. We'll even be happy to drag you out as crew if you'd rather we risk OUR boats

Race tomorrow actually (if it doesn't get cancelled due to torrential downpours).

Look forward to meeting in person.
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