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Old 01-31-14, 01:16 PM   #1
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I Need a Pocketship!!

I have been thinking about building a pocket cruiser for a few years now and have zero'd in on one. I will be in Delaware next month so will take a spin down to see CLC Boats.

I love the lines on this boat.

http://www.clcboats.com/shop/boats/w...uiser-kit.html

Anyone else sailing pocket cruisers?
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Old 01-31-14, 01:57 PM   #2
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Used to rent out Compac 16s and had friends with a PeepHen.

The only boat I have owned is a Cal 20. Full keel so far from a pocket cruiser.

My issue with pocket cruisers is that I like to race. Need a boat that points well has speed up and down wind and I could give a wharf rats patootie about space below deck as long as I can get a cooler of beern and a suite of sails down there.
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pocket battleship?
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pocket battleship?
I don't think I could afford the gun registration for that..
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Used to rent out Compac 16s and had friends with a PeepHen.

The only boat I have owned is a Cal 20. Full keel so far from a pocket cruiser.

My issue with pocket cruisers is that I like to race. Need a boat that points well has speed up and down wind and I could give a wharf rats patootie about space below deck as long as I can get a cooler of beern and a suite of sails down there.
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I learned to sail on a Cal 20. Great boat! Lived aboard a Fraser 30 and later a Lapworth 40 when I was going to school. I am just thinking for weekend fun and day sailing this may be nice. Lots of cooler space too!
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I don't think I could afford the gun registration for that..
You wouldn't need to register them... you could whip the Canadian Navy with them.
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The Micro18 looks nice.

http://www.selway-fisher.com/PC1620.htm
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I've heard good things about the Paradox but I've never sailed one and they seem like a bumpy ride in any kind of weather. But they are small. If I were in the market I would probably go with a slightly modified Tiki 21 like Cooking Fat
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I've heard good things about the Paradox but I've never sailed one and they seem like a bumpy ride in any kind of weather. But they are small. If I were in the market I would probably go with a slightly modified Tiki 21 like Cooking Fat
Great footage on YouTube of the Tiki 21. Fast looking boat!
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That is a good looking boat too. I really like the 19.6 Pocket Cruiser just below it too.
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Old 01-31-14, 06:11 PM   #11
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Look into West Wight Potters... they have a 15 and a 19 foot model... http://www.westwightpotter.com/ pretty popular and seaworthy.

Friend of mine sails a Norsea 27... obviously way way on the extreme end of Pocketship... but he does indeed trailer it.

If you're really into small boats, check out the folks over on the Trailer Sailor board... they may be able to lend some knowledge... http://forum.trailersailor.com/index.php
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Great footage on YouTube of the Tiki 21. Fast looking boat!

It's fast but it's a wet ride. Helluvalotafun
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Look into West Wight Potters... they have a 15 and a 19 foot model... http://www.westwightpotter.com/ pretty popular and seaworthy.

Friend of mine sails a Norsea 27... obviously way way on the extreme end of Pocketship... but he does indeed trailer it.

If you're really into small boats, check out the folks over on the Trailer Sailor board... they may be able to lend some knowledge... http://forum.trailersailor.com/index.php

Thanks for the links Genec.
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For a weekend on inland or more protected coastal waters it may be nice if you don’t mind the lack of room and slowness. You might look through the designs forum on WoodenBoat Forum for ideas on other smaller sailboats and probably feedback on the CLC's.

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By the way you might want to come over to the Wooden Boat Forums, lots of good info there.
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By the way you might want to come over to the Wooden Boat Forums, lots of good info there.
I am cruisin' it. Thanks!
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Be forewarned... wooden ships require a lot of maintenance... they look great but demand care. Think Tupperware my son... think Fiberglass.

Even the minor amount of wood brightwork on my small boat demands regular attention.... and that means less sailing time.
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Be forewarned... wooden ships require a lot of maintenance... they look great but demand care. Think Tupperware my son... think Fiberglass.

Even the minor amount of wood brightwork on my small boat demands regular attention.... and that means less sailing time.
Yeah, I had a 40 ft wooden sloop years ago. LOTS of work. I was looking at the Pocketship as an experiment with much of it being made of carbon fiber. A friend is into cf manufacturing and will build the masts and booms of foam core cf. Just a fun project more than anything else.
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Be forewarned... wooden ships require a lot of maintenance... they look great but demand care. Think Tupperware my son... think Fiberglass.

Even the minor amount of wood brightwork on my small boat demands regular attention.... and that means less sailing time.
That's a fact jack. That's why the ones I build tend to be of the disposable plywood variety. Sail a season or two and then bonfire.
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It would be fun but right about where it stands is where my fuel budget would run out.
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That's a fact jack. That's why the ones I build tend to be of the disposable plywood variety. Sail a season or two and then bonfire.
Thats about my plan but instead of a fire, pawn it off on some sukka!
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