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just saw it today at a used car lot way out in BFE here in the mountains of NC.

The car guy said it was a Sunstar 19 but I think he was confused with the party boat next to it :rolleyes:

I didn't measure it but 19 seemed about right.

It had twin keels, a through hull rudder with a skeg in front of it...i'm new to all this so pardon incorrect terms please :) ... a small cabin w/ basically two berths/benches joining at the bow...no other cabin details as it was locked up.

It was fairly beamy and looked to maybe draft around 3'

the guy said it was a English/British boat built for crossing the channel???
he also said he thought it weighed about 1200#

anyone have any idea what this boat is?

TIA!

Matt

ps: no camera today but will try to get a pic someday soon
 

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thanks...no luck so far with finding one of their boats at 19'

i need to go back out there with a camera and a tape measure

he's asking way too much though ( i think ) at $2500. She's got some minor hull damage and i saw several spots on the cabin top that looked like Bondo :eek:

but, she look's like a good little boat and possibly a great first boat
 

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man, that is very close but the rudder was forward of the stern and the rudder post mounted through the floor of the cockpit and is hinged on a skeg(?)

the twin keels were angled out as well

i'll get pics and see if he won't let me inside the boat to find a nameplate or something

thanks!
 

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Without pictures or without a precise length, it is hard to say for sure but from your description, that sounds like it could be a Westerly or a Signet.

Personally, I have bever been a fan of bilge keel boats, (poor sailing ability and the problem of how to free them when they run aground) or Westerly's for that matter (sloppy build quality and mediocre sailing ability), but for some reason I have always liked the Signet (19'-10" LOA) which I had a chance to sail briefly when I lived in Florida. (Here are a couple examples 20' Signet Sailboat and Signet 20 Twin Keel Sailboat Project)

If the boat is a Signet and were in near perfect condition and capable of sailing she would probably be worth somewhere around $3000-3500. As you describe her she is worth something well under $2000 and may have little or no value is she does not have good sails, interior furnishings, and an outboard. There was a pretty nice one for sale in Annapolis on a trailer which they were asking $2K for a few years back.

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Intermarine Sunstar 18

stopped by today to get pics and crawled inside it and found the ID

took pics but no time to upload now....later this weekend

If I remember right it's Hull# 122
 

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ah, thanks...would it be innapropriate to force that just to upload?

i'm a mod a a martial arts forum that uses the same exact software as this place but we don't have that tweak...i do understand it though

i like this little boat...I sorta have 3 ideas in mind for learning to sail:

1 - local lakes, we have a few here in WNC that are big enough to sail on
2 - the appalachicola bay area...been wanting to make that a regular destination for vacations
3 - Florida Bay/Inside the Keys

this boat seems to fit well for those there scenarios and simply as a 'first' boat.

i sat in it for a while, much larger seeming on the inside than I thought at first...two poeple could sail camp in it just fine i think.


I'm unabashedly a newbie/tyro...one experience sailing in the Keys in 2000 on a Catalina 27 got me hooked but have had nothing but reading and web time for research...I've read Lin and Larry Pardey's series 3 times in the last 4 years...don't know that I'll ever circumnavigate but I will be happy if I can manage to live on a boat in the Caribben...but got to start somewhere!

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hmmm, just tried again as post #11...still the same fail message

files are only about 50kb or so .jpg's

:confused: maybe a lag time before 10th post is recognized...will try later
 

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hmmm, just tried again as post #11...still the same fail message

files are only about 50kb or so .jpg's

:confused: maybe a lag time before 10th post is recognized...will try later
the photo uploading function has never worked on sailnet. the easiest thing to do is put the pics in a photobucket (or like) account, copy and paste the image code. OR, if the pic is on from the web, copy and paste.
 
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