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Looking for used Megabyte

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A bit out of date, but there are some in your area.

Maybe ask people at Zim if they know anyone, or put ad on www.sailingtexas.com in boats wanted section.

Fun boat, I love mine.  Fast, fairly comfortable.

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I've been looking for one for over a year. Found a guy in Kansas City with  a great boat for sale with both rigs we are just separated by 1,000 miles and cant seam to work out the logistics. There is one that comes up on craigslist in Massachusetts once in a while and every time I try to contact them I get crickets. I've had a WTB add on Sailing Texas and the head of a Megabyte group contacted me and suggested keeping an eye out with the Ozark Sailing Club and Capital City Sailing Association as there where active fleets in both these locations. I'm a 220# mid 40's sailor that grew up racing Lasers, I do allot of keelboat racing and beachcat sailing for fun but still but just love sailing small simple boats by myself, A laser is too cramped and doesn't float me very well. I'm making do with an old Force 5 but Id  like something with a better rig and foils.

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I know of one coming up for sale shortly.  On Maui.  But don't worry - I can get it to Oahu for you.  After that...

As for the Finn vs Megabyte thing - it's been done before,  while the Finn is far more established,  the Mega is just SO MUCH simpler as to make the comparison more than a little of a mis-match.

Best luck,  and keep looking - I really like mine.

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At 190, I’m a little light for a Finn. I’m even a little light for the MB but I have sailed one extensively in college. But I’m 6’6” and the size of the MB is just right for me.

Finally, when you can find one, used MBs are a fraction of the price of a good Finn. 

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