this seems like a pretty good deal...

Should I buy this boat for $700 even if it doesn't have sails and the trailer needs new tires?

  • Probably not a good deal

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#22
I have a roller furler jib on my boat, it just hanks on where the forstay would attach, 3/4 of the way up the mast, and then uses the same attachment point on the bow of the boat, I sail solo most of the time and the roller headsail is the only way to go as far as I am concerned. I drop my mast every time I trailer the boat to the launch ramp.
 

robm5

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I sail solo most of the time and the roller headsail is the only way to go as far as I am concerned. I drop my mast every time I trailer the boat to the launch ramp.
Greg, that's great to hear because I too will probably be solo-sailing most of the time and I really like the idea of having a r/f jib.
 

robm5

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2.jpg 1.jpg 3.jpg 4.jpg 5.jpg **UPDATE** Over the past couple of months I've accepted a job with my company on night shift, nearly broken my back acting way younger than my age and spent a several days trying to track down the owner of the boat who seems to have walked away from his property.

However, perseverance paid off and I finally got it on Monday of this week (picked it up for $500)!!! It cleaned up pretty nicely too. And George, you were right, the tires DID hold air! :) I found some sails that were virtually new and still in their original bag on Craigslist and there is a Hobie wholesale dealer around the corner where I picked up a new Hobie BabyBob for $100 (Greg, I'm using your design to mount it to the mast). I've also been able to buy Harken blocks and line from the wholesale dealer which has saved a few bucks (I'm pretty frugal if you can't tell) - several of the blocks (like the swivel blocks with becket) had to be ordered, so they should arrive next week.

I just have a couple of things to do to the trailer and I should be good to go. I'm affixing the Bob to the mast in the next couple of days. I will have many upcoming questions for the group, but I am really excited.

Thanks to the several guys who have already given me advice, this is a great forum and I feel fortunate to have found it. Attached are a couple of pictures of my progress thus far.

Thanks and have a great day,
Rob
 
#25
I have a used set of multicolor sails available if you are interested. They are from my gently used 1994 model and are in great condition. Please let me know if you are interested.
I picked up a 1998 cp-k 14.2 Full keel on a nice galvanized trailer today. with roller furler for $250. Been stored inside for a few years. Tires good, but is missing the boom and mainsail. Do you still have your sails for sale? I can get a new retrofit boom from Catalina for $250, so if I can find a main, I'll be set. Thanks
 
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