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  1. Launching a Lido 14 / Capri 14.2

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Hello All! After taking 16 weeks of sailing lessons at my local community college, I have the bug and want a boat. I would really like a Lido 14 or a Capri 14.2. Something in that same vein. I would trailer the boat and park it in my driveway. That's no issue. However, I don't have access to a...
  2. Easier beach retrieval?

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    I launch my O'Day daysailer off the beach at the Dunedin Causeway. Getting it off the trailer is no issue, but getting it back on at low tide can be a real pain. I back in just far enough that my exhaust is out of the water. But sometimes that still leaves quite a lift to get the boat onto the...
  3. First Time Buyer Questions

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Greetings. Just joined this evening because I finally want this passion and dream of mine to come to fruition. I live in Toledo, OH, so I am right on and near all the Great Lakes. Admittedly I do not know much about sailing but that's where the dream comes in. I am looking to purchase a sail...
  4. Ahoy from S/V Guenevere

    Introduce Yourself
    Ahoy from S/V Guenevere We are Jill and Greg. We have both been sailing (or into sailing) most of our lives. We bought Guenevere, our Nor'Sea 27 in 1993 in the Seattle area. We moved her to Lake Lanier Ga. and sailed her there until 1996, when we moved her to the San Francisco Bay area. We...
  5. Trailer for rent? 28 ft. triton

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Hi all, I have a 1964 Pearson Triton, and I am trying to find a trailer to rent to transport it. It is currently located in San Diego and I want to trailer the boat to the San Francisco bay area. Anyone have a trailer that might work that would like to rent it? The boat is 28.5 ft, 8.5...
  6. DIY $30 portable strap-on trailer for hand-moving a dinghy

    Gear & Maintenance
    I have an 8ft El Toro dinghy that fits perfectly in my van (look!, so I don't have a need for a traditional trainer. Not to mention the inspection, licencing, and storage of it. However, the boat is heavy enough to where it can be a drag to carry with two people (no pun...
  7. Trailer extension or winch?

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    I have been researching trailer extensions and trying to figure out how they are deployed and used. It looks like you would have to deploy the thing on flat ground then back it to then down the ramp. With most of the extensions I have looked at it seems they would be difficult to impossible to...
  8. Need Hull Drawings

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    I just bought a 1993 Seaward 25 and am having a new trailer customized. The trailer dealer said he could do the customization but would need some plans of the hull. This sounded easy enough to google but I have not found a source for these types of technical drawings. Does anyone know a...
  9. Camping in a (trailered) boat

    Gear & Maintenance
    Is it possible to cook in and/or sleep in a sailboat that is on it's trailer? This question popped into my head when I was tent camping near a beach (Lawson's Landing, a campground behind sandunes withing walking distance to the water), with my trailered skiboat parked as a windbreak. Could I...
  10. WTB Trailer for 22' fixed keel sailboat

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Hello, I just bought my first sailboat, a 22' fixed keel columbia. Now I need a trailer to get her home from California to British Columbia. Not sure what kind of trailer I will need so any help, suggestions would be appreciated. Thank-You in advance.
  11. cruising dinghy in currents and beach camping

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    I can't afford more than a used trailerable dinghy, and I live in Victoria, BC, so there are strong and somewhat complicated (to me) currents here (see this website). I want to island hop and beach camp with one other person and fairly light camping gear. Questions: Is this safe or am I crazy...
  12. Laguna Windrose 18 Weight (re axle

    Gear & Maintenance
    Good Morning, I hope this is the right section for this. I am working on a '74 Laguna Windrose 18. Yesterday while servicing the trailer hubs I found one of the spindles to be completely shot, never seen one this bad! Anyhow I want to replace the axle (as opposed to just the spindle so it will...
  13. 20' to 22' swing keel with small cuddy

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Hello again, I don't like redundant threads as much as the next guy, but in need of pretty specific information. My dad and I are looking at going half-in on a small trailerable sailboat. I live in Vancouver, Canada, he is in inland WA state. We thought of getting something we could keep at a...