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I sold my 14.2 today. =~[

Winston29

Active Member
Well, it’s done and she’s headed to her new home in Sebastopol, Ca.

Considering all the time and money I’ve invested (DUMPED) in this boat, I took a MASSIVE financial hit on the sale, but I’m glad to see it go.

It was a great boat, but I just wasn’t using it, and it had the unpleasant habit of leaving me in pain every time I sailed it.

It’s been fun interacting with the other members on this board.

~ W
 

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Cactus Cowboy

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Bummer that ya had to unload her... maybe that sailing kayak ya mentioned would be easier on the ol' back, given the seating arrangement. And I say that as an older hand with things falling apart as I speak, LOL. Good luck to ya in this Brave New Third World!!! Cheers!!! :cool:
 

Winston29

Active Member
... maybe that sailing kayak ya mentioned would be easier on the ol' back, given the seating arrangement.
I thought about it. I did LOTS of research on the Hobie forum and YT, then I found a few and arranged to see them, but in the end I decided to take a break from sailing.
I love it, but it's a PITA having to drive 35 miles to get access to my boat, then have to rig, launch, sail, land, wash, de-rig, park it and drive 35 miles home. Ugh! It really "took the wind out of my sails" having to deal with that every time.

It also turns out that the Adventure Island doesn't sail upwind or downwind well at all, and requires a broad or beam reach to move across the water.
That might not be a big deal for someone sailing the ocean in FloriDuh ;) , but the creek where I sail is narrow and busy, so you run out of room very quickly between tacks.

It's terribly disappointing, but it's done and I'm taking a step back to better consider what I think I should do next, instead of jumping in with both feet, without enough forethought, like I did this time.

~ W
 

Stepclimb

New Member
Oh wow they have a long drive back! Your boat looks really nice. I wish I had started looking sooner. I just bought a 1987 14.2 from a guy in Sarasota.
 

Gray Young

New Member
I know that has to be a bittersweet feeling Winston. You took real good care of that boat and the new owner is very lucky to have found it. I hope you stick around, I am confident that your next boat is out there and that you will find it eventually. Best of luck to you.
 

Winston29

Active Member
The new owner is a real nice guy and keeps in touch. He's promised to get me some photos of her under sail on Donner Lake. :cool:
I never did get a picture of my boat sailing. :(

He sent me this picture a few days ago, showing the name he gave her.
 

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Cactus Cowboy

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"Weebles wobble but they don't fall down..." :rolleyes:

Er, probably dating myself with that advertising jingle, must be decades since I last heard it. :confused:

Despite the grisly history behind the Donner Party, Donner Lake is a nice little mountain lake, very scenic in that area, same for Donner Pass. In my "trucking daze" I would run Donner Pass every now and then, and it's one of the major grades in the country, right up there with Eisenhower and a few others. Always liked the lake views, they were an added bonus in the world of commercial sightseeing (i.e. paid tourism). ;)
 

Winston29

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"Weebles wobble but they don't fall down..." :rolleyes:

Despite the grisly history behind the Donner Party, Donner Lake is a nice little mountain lake, very scenic in that area, same for Donner Pass.

Seems like a pretty fitting name to me. I wouldn't call the 14.2 "tender", but she sure liked to heel easy in a breeze.

Donner Lake is very pretty. There's a series of snow sheds above the lake you can wonder through. Used to be able to ride motorcycles through them.
 
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