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  1. Craigslist Finds

    +1 to that...Vangard 420...worth the trip, even if from CA.. Solid and stiff 420s. Hope it has the adjustable foot for cat rig, some as I recall did not.. ideal wee boat. You good Dad...I used that idea once in awhile, when I bought or built for me,. Spend couple outings or season teaching how to sail it...like I did with AF trains, at Christmas time. But, last round got stuffed, wife quite the water, and left me with my swill raft to myself. TSk! Tsk!
  2. Craigslist Finds

    Jet is well priced and looks the deal, to me, but am far north and already plunged.
  3. Craigslist Finds

    That I have recorded. Thanks. Less fiddling with goo and looks good...as light...etc. Very kewl.
  4. Craigslist Finds

    +1. And, if your "old" sails are cotton, you win...especially if not blown out. You will have fun fixing minor stuff and sailing that one! Love it! You can make substitute tiller and extension out of cheap graphite driver (golf) shafts and epoxy...
  5. Craigslist Finds

    This yellow Albacore is a steal, at 1200, IMHO. Long way from here and PCU.
  6. Craigslist Finds

    Got up to pee and, whimsically, check eBay for a Banshee, and got https://www.ebay.com/itm/Banshee-Sailboat-Hull-With-Mast-Boom-Cape-Cod/132326755929?hash=item1ecf4a0e59:g:MacAAOSwHm5Zt~Dv&vxp=mtr May need sail and some hardware, and trailer...but...way more boat than Lasers...is sort of cut-down FJ...faster on reach...and easy to right if KD...Simple is best.
  7. Craigslist Finds

    I agree, WD S made some stiff 14s. Lot there for 500, but you are too far and I am too old...or too late.
  8. Craigslist Finds

    Aye! I love going, but best for me as swill-ride.
  9. Craigslist Finds

    Gouv, not chasing you, but while foiler would be faster, there are a few scows, outriggers that might whip it, and maybe, in a chop, a keeler or two, if speed is the deed? But, in general, your point is well taken, FDs move - like Ravens, C-Boats etc, and some wild-arse riggers, like the MO...
  10. Craigslist Finds

    I suppose...only sailed a C-boat. Saw, sadly...for landfill.
  11. Craigslist Finds

    Without being there...if glass, not warped to crap, might be easy, if finish glow not so important...but lot of work, handwork labor.
  12. Craigslist Finds

    I kinda figure E-Boat...if decent hull, might be salvageable...bet there are a few spars and so on avail in Fontana or near Melges works...you never know? Such a waste.
  13. Tell me about Cape Dory Typhoons

    Keelers are always PIA with posts...have to move or lift hull to sand and paint, at least I did. But, always a way. Interesting...sails...shape...etc. Makes me think of days past with Ensign and the pads...I was lucky, were adjustable, so I could drop one (carefully) while others held hull, with 2x4 insurance.
  14. Tell me about Cape Dory Typhoons

    Dig...its a boat...its a good boat. And, I like low, get wet all the time. Luv it.
  15. Tell me about Cape Dory Typhoons

    "Mannered!" Be good America's....