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  1. Jangles13

    I Want to Go Fast and Party Too (Maine Cat 22)

    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!
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    Dazcat 9.2

    Stiletto 30 ... https://moreboats.com/boats/stiletto/30'/310504
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    Dazcat 9.2

    #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.
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    Coleman Era Hobie 16’s

    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.
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    Cheap Multi 23

    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.
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    Cheap Multi 23

    Registered to Nevada... Thinking it is Stephen selling... Likely the same boat?
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    Zhik unmitigated failure

    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.
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    Zhik unmitigated failure

    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.
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    Anyone know Stiletto prices

    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 valuable. The hardest part is getting the mast off the travel yokes and positioned after over the rotator ball. With some engineering it would be doable solo. I've not been around a 27 but no doubt the hard deck is more difficult to maneuver. The rigs are about the same size, and sailing them solo ought to be similar. I singlehand without issue. It is obviously quite fast and the potential to capsize is real and present. Overall I'm really pleased with the boat. I had a Hobie 17 at one point and always said it would be better if I could leave it on a mooring and not be totally soaked every outing. The S23 meets that need. It's night and day larger... can't even classify them the same. The Stiletto is an actual boat that feels substantial (in protected waters). The Hobie felt like a toy.
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    Anyone know Stiletto prices

    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 manageable project.
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    Old genoa deck bag wanted

    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.
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    Looking for DIAM-24s in NA

    She's back on eBay... M23 Flash
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    Gas cooktop anarchy - 30"

    I have the Bosch 500 series, four burner: 16/10/10/5.5k Short of boiling a pot of water I never use the high setting. The grates stay in place and cover the whole area. Cleans up well, knobs are proper metal not plastic. I had the same list as you and have no complaints. I looked at a bunch of similarly priced units and thought it was the best. Snagged it for $600ish new a couple years ago.
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    To Taffeta or Not to Taffeta

    Glad you're not my accountant... It's an additional 6.67% cost or $6.70/mo for 5yrs.
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    Looking for DIAM-24s in NA

    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.