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  1. Been on a wait list for a mooring on Dillon, got the call, I'm up. Have had a couple other boats there in the past, it's a great place to spend the summer. Now I need to find a boat! The last few years I've been all over the place in regards to what I can actually do sailing. The most sensible and affordable is a small boat moored close to home that spends it's off season on a trailer right here. Criteria: Day sailing with occasional overnights, no racing, lots of single handing No major projects, Draft is not an issue so fin keel preferred over swing or centerboard, not an absolute. Beam not an issue either, only have to get it here, will plead ignorance if contacted by law enforcement Max length of 28, has a trailer, but I could get one for the right boat Budget is variable depending on the boat but 15K is about the top end Willing to travel just about anywhere for the right boat, except Florida, there be monsters. Couple possibilities below. https://www.sailboatlistings.com/view/89944 not crazy about the OMC inboard but if the owner is correct about the condition it's not a deal breaker. https://au.yachtworld.com/boats/1985/laser-boats-laser-28-sailboat-3749315/ again not crazy about the bukh inboard Lots of Catalina 25s around, a good one would definitely suffice. This one is nearby but sure could use some fairing on the keel https://westslope.craigslist.org/boa/d/grand-junction-catalina-25-tall-mast/7278695722.html Or this in New Mexico https://sailingtexas.com/202001/scatalina25434.html swing keel not a deal breaker Fire up your googlefoo and help me find a boat!
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    Time to get serious, daysailer shopping

    Well I gave up on the phone tag, not sure why he hasn't called back. In the meantime I found a few other 7.3's with outboards, one with a trailer. So on it goes.
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    15 Moments That Shaped The Internet

    Life was so much simpler and enjoyable before the the internet. A way of life forever lost on humanity.
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    Time to get serious, daysailer shopping

    I like that, however the 7.3 is my current top choice. The owner and I are playing phone tag right now. If we connect and it sounds decent I will head out for OH Monday morning. Kicking myself for not moving faster on the Laser, it was literally in my backyard. Living in fly over land makes boat shopping difficult. Especially mid winter when most sane people have their boats stored away.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    I'm thinking Roy Underhill and The Woodwrights Shop.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Points for ingenuity. https://denver.craigslist.org/boa/d/denver-coronado-capri-15-custom-hull/7284333825.html
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    Time to get serious, daysailer shopping

    That is a great boat, but it is on the small side.
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    Time to get serious, daysailer shopping

    Did you get a chance to check out the Frisco side? That's where we kept boats. It was a pretty small "marina" back then, the last two years they've dumped a ton of capital into it with more planned.
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    Time to get serious, daysailer shopping

    When were you in the area?
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    Time to get serious, daysailer shopping

    A Cape Dory 25 with a trailer in what appeared to be great condition showed on CL yesterday, gone in 24 hours.
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    Time to get serious, daysailer shopping

    Overnight on the boat is always good, even if it is only an hour away. Thing about Dillon is you can count on conditions coming up, no matter the forecast. Then suddenly they go away.
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    Tiger drives into the rough

    Spent most of my career as an engineer. Station 3 was on a corner, a large pct of calls were left out of house left on a main street. Icy snowy roads were great for putting the engine into a "controlled" slide as we headed north. Mind you always well into the night and well before any traction control bs. My officer at the time didn't find it as cool as I did.
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    Craigslist - Not mocking

    How do they get there? It's been 10 or so years since I was there, did I miss them or is this a new situation?
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    Time to get serious, daysailer shopping

    Sure did, I called to set up a time and it's already gone. Snooze you lose in todays market.
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    Utah driving

    It's cruise control, you can watch a stinking movie.
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    Time to get serious, daysailer shopping

    This looks pretty cool. Any thoughts? https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/boa/d/van-nuys-albin-marine-express/7282690136.html
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    Time to get serious, daysailer shopping

    Sweet, not for me but sweet. https://sparkleisforsale.com/
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    Time to get serious, daysailer shopping

    Here's one. https://www.sailboatlistings.com/view/89092 What is it like down below as far as headroom and creature comforts? I think it's very interesting.
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    Time to get serious, daysailer shopping

    This one got me really excited a year ago, but if you look at all the photos it's a real project. I don't know, maybe..... https://www.popyachts.com/sloop-sailboats-for-sale/c-c-yachts-29-2-in-pensacola-florida-186946
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    Time to get serious, daysailer shopping

    That's a nice looking boat. Photos are dated June of 2019, I wonder if that's indicative of a problem. Here's one in not as nice condition but it has a road trailer. Hmmm, wonder if the trailer could be sold separately? https://au.yachtworld.com/boats/1971/c-c-27-mk-i-2931208/
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    Time to get serious, daysailer shopping

    Yes, Dillon will be the primary place to sail. Very aware of the "unique" winds and frigid water. Got my ass kicked one day at twin lakes, sailing an O'Day 19 on a bluebird day that suddenly turned to shit. Not interested in water ballasted boats.
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    Time to get serious, daysailer shopping

    My guess is virtually impossible. If it fails fill the hole and slap on an outboard?
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    Tiger drives into the rough

    I don't think a single cop or news talking head knows what "shock" is or how idiotic they sound when mentioning it. Another one that rubs me wrong is the use of "accident" to describe any crash. For what it's worth in my 30 year career I responded to my share or crashes, not on of them was an "accident". All were a direct result of a drivers action or failure to act. Usually speed or inattention was the culprit. Or blame it on the vehicle, "the car went out of control" or "the car slid on the ice". Idiots. rant over
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    Traeger Pro Series 34 anarchy

    This. I have a weber, a gas grill and a traeger. Different tools for different jobs. You're not going to effectively grill a steak on a traeger or smoke a butt on the gas grill. Webers are great but sometimes pushing a button to start a fire is nice. For what it does I really like the traeger.