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This one is maybe too far for you, but it seems right up your alley. Canoe yawl on a trailer with Tanbark Sails.

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-sailboat/kin...ationFlag=true
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Way long...er berths than mine...
Jeez...looks nice.
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This one is maybe too far for you, but it seems right up your alley. Canoe yawl on a trailer with Tanbark Sails.

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-sailboat/kin...ationFlag=true
Too far and too heavy, but another great boat.

I meant to report back to the thread, but you beat me to it. I was able just days ago, through the Com-Pac Yacht Owners Association, to locate a nearby Suncat. The answer to my own thread question is therefore:

"Post a WTB ad on a site frequented by owners of the boat you want and see what happens."
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The boat model spcific forums...if used by many..will know the current value of their boats. Also...those forums are usually well managed and dont put up with much bs.
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Re: How do you find one?

I never stopped looking for other boats on a daily basis, but it made sense to post interest in the CP trailer sailers specifically given that I knew they would be a decent fit. As I suspected, no nibbles on Sunday Cats or Picnic Cats, but even in the upper Midwest, there are a few Suncats out there.

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Re: How do you find one?

Search, and keep looking.

Neighbor's got an English built twin keel 21' Sunray that caught my attention, but she's unwilling to part with it. I did a bit of research, and thought I'd like to own one, for the day I out grow my O'Day 19 Weekender. Those twin keels are pretty hard to find on this side of the pond, unless I find an "imported" Westerly, and even those aren't exactly common.

Discovered an advertisement online that linked to an eBay auction... first auction was relisted, and the second had no bidders. On a whim, I reached out to the seller... who had already sold the boat, but provided contact information for the latest owner. Things worked out, and I'm the proud owner of a 24' twin keel Tylercraft. Gonna spend a few years restoring her while I sail the O'Day. I love working on boats myself, nearly as much as I enjoy being on the water.

Sure, it was an unorthodox method of buying a boat... but it worked out. Can't find it if you don't go looking, though.
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for the day I out grow my O'Day 19 Weekender.
You may find you never "outgrow" your week ender. Many specifically seek out the unique challenges of small boat sailing. In a small boat the weather is bigger, the water is closer, challenges that might be non issues on big keel boats like cooking, refrigeration and even sleeping challenge us on small boats, the smaller the boat, the greater the challenge.

So it depends what you mean by outgrow, if you mean outgrow the comfort of a smaller boat then the solution may be to go bigger, but if you mean outgrow your skill set and the level of challenge you face, the solution may be to go smaller.
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At the risk of going off topic...

Perhaps "outgrowing" was the wrong word to use. I'm at the point of my life where I can get away for a weekend or a long weekend and go sailing. The Weekender is perfect for that. Cabin the size of a pop-up tent, all the basic creature comforts, and if it rains, I can stand to sit in the cabin for a day or two.

I can't see spending a week or more on it, though. I'd like to be able to take the Tylercraft out for longer vacations. Give me long enough, and I might even be able to finagle longer trips. Don't get me wrong, I could do the Weekender for longer trips if I had to, but the TC would be much more comfortable.

On the other hand, the Weekender draws all of 12" when the swing CB is up; the TC draws 2'. If I'm gonna hit a local lake for the weekend, the Weekender will be easier and quicker to launch. I'd rather have the extra displacement of the TC if I'm sailing down in Long Island Sound or out around Boston, though. Whether I keep one or the other depends on how my sailing habits and locations change over the upcoming years.

Until then, I've got a project boat (the TC) to occupy my hands whenever I'm not sailing or kayaking.

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