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Which Trailer sailer (cruiser) -Under 2000 lbs to consider?

Discussion in 'Trailer Sailors' started by ArchivalAudio, Dec 1, 2018. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. ArchivalAudio

    ArchivalAudio

    Joined May 31, 2017
    41 posts, 8 likes
    Hunter 19
    US Eugene
    Russ, I've not heard of a Vagabond 17 before, thanks for the reply. We used to live in the Medford area for a short while, and returned to the willamette valley, Grants Pass is not far. we'd love to come and see the Vagabond 17 sometime... however it would likely make us want to buy it too.
    This is the kind of information I was seeking... other boats we have not yet hear of.

    I realize my (our) restrictions are limiting however I do know others have more knowledge and information which I why I started this thread.
    thanks --Ian
     


  2. RussC

    RussC

    Joined Sep 11, 2015
    1,147 posts, 489 likes
    Macgregor 25
    US Oregon lakes
    Well it depends on what day of the week you were here, weather I'd sell mine or not ;) . some days I think I'm crazy to own two boats, just to save a few minutes set-up time. but other days I wouldn't even consider selling it. after all it took a couple years of buying and selling for me to find one boat with so many of the features we were after, plus I've put a lot of time in making this one really nice. polish hull, refinish wood etc. etc etc. but you never know ;)
    To learn more about the V17 there was a great article in Small Craft Advisor issue #62, March/April 2010. (downloads available online.) My V17 is actually one of the boats used in the article. it was named Mosey then, but now renamed Aye pod. I purchased it several years ago from the original owner in Redding.
     


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  3. ArchivalAudio

    ArchivalAudio

    Joined May 31, 2017
    41 posts, 8 likes
    Hunter 19
    US Eugene
    I think we are leaning toward the:
    Starwind 19 (designed by Jim Taylor)- provided we can ever find one close - I found on that appears to be in great shape but it's in Georgia, and another one in Pennsylvania - Or the other branded Sprindrift 19 = same boat...one in Wisconsin...
    Also interested in the
    Precision 18 - (also designed by Jim Taylor) provided we can afford one and find one closer to the west coast.
    https://tayloryachtdesigns.com/designs/precision-small-fast-and-fun/
    Lastly I think the:
    Montgomery '17 could be a good choice too, it's a bit tighter then we'd like but it could work - if we find ones close to us. I like the "folding mast" concept and the interior seems well though out.

    Please if you have any other suggestions let me know.

    Also has anyone ever used U-ship to ship a sailboat? Or does anyone have another good idea about shipping a boat cross country - short of towing it yourself?
     


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  4. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    3,526 posts, 1,617 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    Depending on the season, you might find a college student willing to do it if they live in your area and go to school where the boat is. You could contact the college and ask someone to post a sign on their bulletin boards.
    I've never done this, just an idea.

    -Will (Dragonfly)
     


  5. Rick Webb

    Rick Webb

    Joined Jun 2, 2004
    2,723 posts, 132 likes
    Hunter 23.5
    US Fort Walton Yacht Club, Florida

    I've not sailed the 19 but I do have a 23.5. If there is a 19 around I would suggest you consider it and sail it to see what you think of it then. We've really enjoyed ours with your weight restrictions and space wishes it seems ideal.
     


  6. ArchivalAudio

    ArchivalAudio

    Joined May 31, 2017
    41 posts, 8 likes
    Hunter 19
    US Eugene
    Rick, thank you.. I was about to repost of others opinions from my OP about the Hunter 19-2 and the West Wight Potter 19. The 23.5 would indeed be a better fit - however obviously a bit over our weight criteria. Thank fo the input.
     


  7. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    7,325 posts, 2,803 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA


  8. ArchivalAudio

    ArchivalAudio

    Joined May 31, 2017
    41 posts, 8 likes
    Hunter 19
    US Eugene
    Yes Thanks I've found and seen this page, however there appear no recent listings of the 17's.... We may be swayed toward a Montgomery 17. As with most sailboat purchases...it all depends on location, condition and pricing.
     


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  9. John Tubb

    John Tubb

    Joined Feb 14, 2017
    902 posts, 230 likes
    O'Day 25
    US Guntersville, AL
    Man you are my hero, small boat, wife, small kid and towing with a VW Bug! Dear god I know we could not put a weeks worth of food in a bug let alone survive anything that close to each other in these size boats!
     


  10. Rick Webb

    Rick Webb

    Joined Jun 2, 2004
    2,723 posts, 132 likes
    Hunter 23.5
    US Fort Walton Yacht Club, Florida
    Thinking about it some more the Hunter 19 water ballasted boat, motor and trailer probably come in at about #2500 and that's before you put the first cooler in.

    I used to tow a Sunfish with a '71 Super Beatle convertible it was an odd looking combination.
     


  11. ArchivalAudio

    ArchivalAudio

    Joined May 31, 2017
    41 posts, 8 likes
    Hunter 19
    US Eugene
    Just so you all can see here is my 2004 Bio-Diesel Beetle TDI out in John Day post Solar Eclipse....a 10 day trip to Idaho with teardrop and canoe, 2 + coolers, 5 extra gallons of BioDiesel, and food and other gear! Beetle-In-JohnDay-loaded-small-web.jpg
     


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  12. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    7,325 posts, 2,803 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    Having done things like that in my youth I was accused of car abuse.
     


  13. FDL S2

    FDL S2

    Joined Jun 29, 2014
    227 posts, 88 likes
    S2 7.3
    US Fond du Lac
    I'm sure you could U-ship a small sailboat. Probably better to have it put on a flatbed and shipped than to tow it several hundred miles on an unfamiliar trailer.
    I'm about an hour from New London, WI (I'm assuming that's the one) if you want me to go check out the general condition of the Spindrift for you send me a PM.
     


  14. ArchivalAudio

    ArchivalAudio

    Joined May 31, 2017
    41 posts, 8 likes
    Hunter 19
    US Eugene
    I know... My diesel stock is 1.9L 100hp 184lb-ft with the Malone 1.5 tune it's now- Stage 1.5 130whp 239wtq
     


  15. ArchivalAudio

    ArchivalAudio

    Joined May 31, 2017
    41 posts, 8 likes
    Hunter 19
    US Eugene
    Thanks Yes I know a flatbed would be ideal. II really appreciate eh the offer to look at the Spindrift, that's awesome! I've also found a Starwind 19 in Illinois - near Chicago that just might be the one... Awaiting more communication.
     


  16. ArchivalAudio

    ArchivalAudio

    Joined May 31, 2017
    41 posts, 8 likes
    Hunter 19
    US Eugene
    I May strongly contemplate flying to Chicago to procure the Starwind 19 via a one way flight. I've been looking into enterprise truck rentals to tow with... It seems like they are usually rented to be returned to place of pick up. Does anyone know otherwise? Or have another suggestion of a truck rental for towing a boat?
     


  17. FDL S2

    FDL S2

    Joined Jun 29, 2014
    227 posts, 88 likes
    S2 7.3
    US Fond du Lac
    I don't have a better solution, but once you get a quote from Enterprise, check U-ship, car haulers and maybe even LTL. The problem you might run into with those is midwest shippers don't like crossing the Rockies and price accordingly.
     


  18. ArchivalAudio

    ArchivalAudio

    Joined May 31, 2017
    41 posts, 8 likes
    Hunter 19
    US Eugene
    Yes understood, and thank you for your suggestions. What exactly is LTL? At one point a few years back I looked into hauling a boat from Maine to Oregon and found quite a distance in pricing....and likely service. I believe it was throug a bid service and U-Ship.
     


  19. Captain Larry-DH

    Captain Larry-DH

    Joined Jun 14, 2010
    496 posts, 199 likes
    Quorning Dragonfly 1200
    US home
    A one way Ford F-150 from Enterprise is $2150/week from Chicago O’Hare to Eugene airport.
     


  20. ArchivalAudio

    ArchivalAudio

    Joined May 31, 2017
    41 posts, 8 likes
    Hunter 19
    US Eugene


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