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#1 zzrider

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 11:57 AM

Finally.

 

We sold our last boat (28' leadmine)  8 long landlubberly years ago and got distracted with many of life's other details, many not so pleasant.  While getting another keelboat has been and still is a longstanding goal, that's still 2-4 years off due to other financial priorities (blasphemy!  I know).

 

So I was pleasantly (ok, ecstatically) surprised a couple weeks ago when The Admiral queried, "why don't we get a dinghy?"  She wants to really learn to sail in a small boat; while she had taken the helm of our 28' on numerous occaisions, she never really "got it".

 

So, with my new orders in hand, I set out on my quest.  One day, this followed me home:

 

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... all for slightly more than the cost of putting a hitch on my Forester.

 

It certainly isn't the latest  carbon rocket, but it satisfies all our criteria rather well.  Decent condition; no major issues (that I've found yet, anyway).  Just needs some love and attention and some updates.

 

The weather hasn't been cooperating since I brought her home, so I haven't gotten her in the water yet, but soon!

 

Never has a guy been so excited over a cheap little boat as I am now.

 

 



#2 Cleveland Steamer

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 12:30 PM

Congrats and enjoy!

#3 17mika

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 03:10 PM

Congrats! the best boat in the world is simply the one you really want to sail :)



#4 Steam Flyer

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 03:22 PM

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Never has a guy been so excited over a cheap little boat as I am now.

 

Congrats, looks like a nice little ride and a good trailer too. Small boats are way farther up the curve on bang/buck and lower on PITA. The Daysailer is a great all-around design, there used to be a pretty active racing class of them here in the SouthEast. A little dull in light air especially if loaded with coolers and camping gear, but hey you pick up a trolling motor off Craigslist and go go go.

 

Good pick, enjoy!

 

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#5 thengling

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 03:41 PM

It appears they were once rigged for kites http://www.uffafox.com/daysail.jpg

But I have not seen any elsewhere...?



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Posted 04 July 2014 - 03:46 PM

And see http://forums.sailin...howtopic=116150

for another option!



#7 Major Tom

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 04:25 PM

Congrats! the best boat in the world is simply the one you really want to sail :)


+1000

#8 Ned

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 01:23 AM

One of the most memorable planing rides was in a DaySailor with the kite on at Marblehead Race Week.  Enjoy the boat in her various modes.  



#9 Hobie Dog

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 06:46 PM

Nice and congrats! Have fun!



#10 Great Red Shark

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 12:53 AM

Taught sailing on those on Raquette Lake in upstate NY. Not bad at all. Love the fun-to-headache ratio of smaller boats - best luck with yours.

Best part is they really hold value quite well. Clean it up and don't screw it up and you'll be made whole when the time comes to move on.




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