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  1. This is sort of in my neck of the woods... surprisingly never seen/heard about it. There was a proa in Camden harbor for a number of years, though I never actually saw it sail.
  2. I remember watching that boat listed on CL a few years ago. Looked like a good deal, just couldn't get myself down to look at it (and promised myself not to own 2 boats at one time!). Sold to you it seems; I have a little regret not grabbing it. Glad it's being used and enjoyed. I ended up with a Stiletto 23... Less relaxing, definitely speedy. Cheers!
  3. Stiletto 30 ... https://moreboats.com/boats/stiletto/30'/310504
  4. #1 It’s in France, and I think you’re in the states so... don’t. There are other options if you want to pursue your case of footitis.
  5. I had a 17 that was Coleman (86?) and it was going strong at 20yrs old. Everything had held together well and the fit/finish met my expectations. I only had the known wing tube freezing issues — not something to worry with a 16.
  6. I think folding has been discussed... The weight alone was a deterrent. Prices reflect the market... Suspect you nailed it with the storage issues. I was looking to get one but they don't come around very often and at $20k the F-boats for a little more offer a lot more practicality... I ended up with a Stiletto 23 for 1/4 the money. Still would like to have a m23 though.
  7. Registered to Nevada... Thinking it is Stephen selling... Likely the same boat?
  8. Lamorak is indeed with Zhik and he sorted things out for me. At least one good guy at the company. Looking forward to trying it out.
  9. Anyone have a contact at Zhik? They seem to be unresponsive. Bought a T2 harness last year, didn’t have a chance to try it out until last month. First attempt to trap out and the hook snapped clean off. Magically landed on the tramp. Contacted customer service, they said fill out warranty claim online. Been over a week and zip, nada, zilch. No call, no email, no smoke signals. I’m already unimpressed by company policy suggests I’ll have to pay shipping both directions on an item that has never successfully been put to use. grumble.
  10. I've only launched and retrieved one round each, last fall. I'm gearing up to launch in a couple days, as it's been a cold/wet spring and hectic work schedule. I plan about 3hrs from pulling into the ramp area to motoring away. I'm positive I will get it down to less, but the tramp lacing alone is about an hour. Plus all the fussing with the beams/boards/rudders depending on which direction you're going. I'm trailering 40 mi so I remove and secure everything. Supposedly you can step the mast yourself, and I can see the potential, but the extra hands for the 15min process is too valua
  11. 27s in decent shape are more in the $15k range. More for modified examples (twin daggerboards, extended, new rigs, etc) $20-30k 23s are somewhat less common and I've noted them listed $4-8k for the past year. I think the market for them is also small. Be advised in all cases they mostly have vintage sails and rarely have seen much updating of equipment (rigging, tramps, etc) so plan accordingly. I'm not an expert but I bought my 23 last year and have been keeping an eye on the market. Sub-$10k 27s will likely need some loving, but the unless the hulls are damaged it's a managea
  12. I know, post in classifieds... nobody checks the wanted section of gear, myself included. Storage bag, genoa bag, deck bag. There must be stacks of these things out in the world. I need one 11ish ft long to store a boomless mainsail on the tramp of a S23 cat. Zippered please. Old bag was just sausage and wrestling the thing in was a major PITA... it has since UV'd out and ripped. Give me a shout. I've got beer money and postage funds to offer.
  13. It went to their house for a bit (though they don’t own a tow vehicle) and was listed on eBay. I was in contact trying to make a deal but they only had a small window of time they were available to sell (traveling elsewhere) and it didn’t work out. I couldn’t get a good feel for how much they actually wanted to sell the boat. Because of eBay’s policies I never got a means of truly contacting them, so I can’t offer any follow up. As of last September the boat was still in Ventura.
  14. I was out sailing with, and talked to, a friend this weekend who previously owned a Turissimo 9 (could very well be the same one) and his biggest concern was the "structure" of the boat would out perform the sail plan, meaning the hulls themselves had such wind-age that it was difficult to maneuver in congested areas at times. I never sailed on it, and he probably sold it some 20yrs ago now. Boat was lightning quick for the time, would accelerate on every little puff. In his mind, the GBE versions are much preferred in that regard. I'm curious to hear more about the Stiletto cats as well.
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