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  1. 300lbs seems very high. Ours couldn't have been more than 100lbs as I could pick it up easily and towed great.
  2. That shouldn't happen; how is your tongue weight? Hope you get it sorted soon and have fun on the cycle tour!
  3. No harm in upgrading to something safer but just don't let go of the handle and you'll be fine with your current one. Recommend wedging the keel with some carved pool noodles when it's up if you don't already have something. I see a U20 but no hotfoots in the ditch run yet!
  4. In that photo you'd be sitting on a winch mounted aft of that traveler; seems likely they'd be in the way. It's unclear to me how much closer you really need them; your arms don't appear unusually short. If you need to be closer then maybe move the wooden winch pedestals aft so they are directly on top of the traveler and put your mainsheet traveler gear a little further inboard.
  5. Congrats! If your goals are ditch run and double damned I would avoid the sprit and rating hit. Get out now and start practicing for the June 12 ditch run! Expect that masthead kite will really add up in light-medium air downwind. A stock hotfoot is already much more powered up than a holder 20. Also, when you have a chance look at how small your keel bulb is compared to a U20.
  6. A good hull and aluminum mast for less than $2k sounds pretty good unless the deck is shot but it'd certainly be some work and between sails, rigging, electronics you'd easily put 10k and tons of time into it. Maybe makes that $15k asking one seem less unreasonable.
  7. A foot over your length requirement but otherwise pretty unique. https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1996/andrews-westerly-3704076/
  8. Where are the pictures? https://eastnc.craigslist.org/boa/d/chocowinity-freedom-21-trimaran/7299448681.html
  9. So you are trying to be cheap and simple but also building experimental carbon bits? If you are averse to symmetrical kites and traditional poles then why not just buy a used asym or have a mail order one built, tack it to that massive anchor roller and be done with it. You'll be much faster, easier, cleaner, simpler, and cheaper than the solutions you've mentioned for double head sails.
  10. Ocean Cruiser 42 https://www.boattrader.com/boat/1985-hinckley--oc-42-7391034/
  11. "70's Santa Cruz 33 - Sailing Anarchy - Sailing Anarchy Forums" pics of what I am assuming is this 24 in this old thread. Same color scheme too!
  12. https://annapolis.craigslist.org/boa/d/annapolis-rainbow-24-sailboats-for/7197896653.html
  13. 3 hours is not far if it's the right boat; buying an inexpensive production sailboat is more like trying to find a 30 year old car with low mileage in excellent shape than trying to pick up a 2012 Camry. You can rent an F150 or similar from enterprise truck rental (not enterprise car) for around $70/day with unlimited miles.
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