Which of these boats should I buy?

Which of these boats should I buy?

  • 1980 O'Day DaySailer II - costs 1/3 of what second option costs

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  • 2006 Catalina Capri 16.5 - costs 3 times what first option does

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Thread starter #1
option 1: 1980 O'Day DaySailer II
option 2: 2006 Catalina Capri 16.5

Both in good condition except option 1 is 1/3 of the price of option 2.

My goals:
* learn how to sail
* sail in protected waters/lake
* sail with family occasionally
* single handing most of the time as well as rigging it on my own
* Maybe racing as well

Please cast your votes. Thanks!!!
 
#2
Both would provide a good experience, but, what about a trailer? You might be able to find more spare parts for the 16.5 Catalina. But if your not concerned about that then go for the cheaper boat.

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baseman

On the Water
#3
Two things pop out at me here. One is learn to sail, and the second is single handed. Maybe you should consider learning to sail first. Either boat would be a good choice, but, to single hand a boat with two sails requires practice.
 
Thread starter #4
Baseman, you're right, and I will work in learning before adventuring myself. But I meant to say that even after learning I plan to single-hand. :)
Thanks for your comment!
 
#8
option 1: 1980 O'Day DaySailer II
option 2: 2006 Catalina Capri 16.5

Both in good condition except option 1 is 1/3 of the price of option 2.

My goals:
* learn how to sail
* sail in protected waters/lake
* sail with family occasionally
* single handing most of the time as well as rigging it on my own
* Maybe racing as well

Please cast your votes. Thanks!!!
I learns to sail on Oday day sailer at a community sailing program. We sailed with just the main Intel we
qualified to use the jib it sailed OK under just main. We raced under just main on Sunday mornings.
 
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