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  1. You’re thinking of a Snurfer. They were around even earlier, and had a bit of a cult following. Used to have actual championships. One year, a guy named Jake Carpenter was competing and though, “I can make a better one of these things.” Jake’s middle name is Burton.
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    New toy, not sailing

    Was that fundraiser related to Fidelco? That’s the organization that trains seeing eye dogs here in CT. It was started by the wife of a guy named Charlie Kaman, of Kaman Aerospace. Kaman makes funky dual rotor helicopters for military and cargo. Pretty successful small aerospace company. Charlie’s other hobby was playing guitar, so he eventually started making those too. The composites work in the aerospace business influenced his design. The result: Ovation Guitars! Kaman Music still exists and has a bunch of well-known instrument brands in it.
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    Craigslist - Not mocking

    Lapworth 50 for $35k.
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    Craigslist - Not mocking

    S2 9.1 in Long Island for $8k
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    Any S2 owners out there?!

    Paging Hound9.1. It’s his former boat. Originally called Sailing Shoes, it’s one of the 9.1 SEs.
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    Craigslist - Not mocking

    No Craigslist, but a Kiwi 35 on Ebay
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    Craigslist - Not mocking

    S2 6.9 that might need some work, but a sub-$1000 price
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    Looking for Megabyte

    There another one on eBay. Located in Greenport NY.
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    Looking for Megabyte And it’s local
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    Craigslist Finds

    Nice looking Kirby International 14
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    What is going on here?

    Or just through-bolt two padeyes on the rib. One on the sole, one on the hull exterior. Shackle the forestay to rib sole, and a short pennant from the outside padeye to the deck. Transfers the load through the rib, and eliminates the need to tie down the bow.
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    Kiwi 35 v melges 30

    I think that Bay Week boat was Bill Piper’s Adrenalin Again. McKegney, Morgan, and the Lake Champlain crew would have been sailing it.
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    J/27 vs. Tartan Pride 270 vs. Impulse 26

    I remember one of the first Tartan Prides out of the factory in Grand River OH. Boat was at Cleveland Yacht Club. It was so tender, they added a third set of reef points to the main. Caveat emptor.
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    After Moog, it was bought by Bill Ragg and went to Cleveland Yacht Club and was renamed Hawkeye. Raced IOR in the 80s on the south shore of Lake Erie, along with s bunch of other old IOR boats.
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    Trailer-able performance cruisers under 5k?

    Ramp or hoist launch?