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[*] posted on 5-17-2012 at 03:43 PM
If you had your choice.......


I've got a rare opportunity before me. The sail club I belong to for clubhouse access during winter snowkite season is selling off surplus and abandoned boats. Likely going ridiculously cheap, I could potentially make a foray into kiteboat territory.

Anyone know what kind of boat I should be looking for? There's dinghys like lasers, invitations etc, a custom cat and quite a few seasprays. What might apply as a good kiteboat project and what should I make sure is there for sure (some boats quite run down after sitting for over a decade).

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[*] posted on 5-17-2012 at 03:46 PM


All the ones I've seen have been cats ... I think you need the outriggers for stability.



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[*] posted on 5-17-2012 at 04:46 PM


macboy if I had to choose one i would choose CLSC052, it's got a tramp and hulls. All you really need to get started with a kiteboat!



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[*] posted on 5-17-2012 at 05:19 PM


ER - would you rather another make/model though or is something of what's available going to fit the job?



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[*] posted on 5-17-2012 at 06:05 PM


Macboy- I listed the item number from the sale preview list......



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[*] posted on 5-17-2012 at 06:07 PM


Yes - the SeaSprays. I guess what I meant is would a guy be better off if there was a dusty Hobie 16 or something or is a cat a cat - especially when it comes to bastardizing it for kiting?



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[*] posted on 5-17-2012 at 06:19 PM


Just sailed (haha) through this entire thread - looks like the main requirement is that it....floats :lol:

Hell, why not - the membership includes free boat storage. I'll see if I can snag one. The question is do I pony up dough or wait until after the sale and get it free - just before it goes into the big dumpster.....there are at least two SeaSprays that would have to have a load of dough dropped on masts/sails if you ever wanted to sail them. With a closet full of kites I don't think I'd need to worry about the latter.




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[*] posted on 5-18-2012 at 09:04 AM


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Originally posted by macboy
Just sailed (haha) through this entire thread - looks like the main requirement is that it....floats :lol:

Hell, why not - the membership includes free boat storage. I'll see if I can snag one. The question is do I pony up dough or wait until after the sale and get it free - just before it goes into the big dumpster.....there are at least two SeaSprays that would have to have a load of dough dropped on masts/sails if you ever wanted to sail them. With a closet full of kites I don't think I'd need to worry about the latter.

mac, are you going to have a fellow (more experienced) sailor/club member with you as you look over some of your top choices? or have you 'googled' what key areas to check/look for with regards to rot(structural damage) and so forth?
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