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    Craigslist Finds

    Apparently it’s Vector Week. https://providence.craigslist.org/boa/d/portsmouth-vanguard-vector-skiff/6990348670.html
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    Craigslist Finds

    Vanguard Vector in Vermont https://vermont.craigslist.org/boa/d/cambridge-2004-vanguard-vector-with/6988251717.html
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    Craigslist - Not mocking

    Offset companionway. That explains it.
  4. Cedar Point YC in Westport is a racing-focused club. Dinghies are thistles, flying scots, Lightning’s, and Vanguard 15s. Mix of keelboats racing PHRF, plus one design in J/70s and Atlantics. Good junior program in optis and lasers Member-run, CPYC is known for very good race management, and hosts a bunch of well regarded regattas. No restaurant in the facility, but there’s decent social events. PM me if you want more insight
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    Coolboats to admire

    Pretty boat. What is it? Looks a bit like Nigel Irens’ Romilly
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    Craigslist - Not mocking

    One of my favs too. Plus it’s a longtime freshwater boat that with a short three month season on Erie. Zero bids. You can get it for far less than $20k. But expect a big project. It’s sat for many years (though the previous longtime owner kept it up pretty well)
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    Craigslist - Not mocking

    Columbia 50 on Ebay https://www.ebay.com/itm/1966-Columbia-50-Sailboat/113751216903?hash=item1a7c19d307:g:TtMAAOSw~dhck~AO
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    Craigslist Finds

    505 in Connecticut. https://nwct.craigslist.org/bpo/d/new-hartford-505-racing-sailboat/6863861084.html
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    Does anyone name their icicles?

    Yes, I named the left one... Oh wait. You said “icicles”
  10. 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. https://newlondon.craigslist.org/boa/d/cheshire-lapworth-50-choylee/6785942452.html
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    Craigslist - Not mocking

    S2 9.1 in Long Island for $8k https://longisland.craigslist.org/boa/d/30ft-sailboat-s2-91/6750169791.html
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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 https://www.ebay.com/itm/1985-35-KIWI-RACING-SAILBOAT-W-2-AXLE-ALUM-TRLR-SURVEYED-AT-19-000-WA-NENN/264018612752?hash=item3d78bc5210:g:-0EAAOSwxx9b22Jg