BIGGEST trailable yacht

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by Richard Atkin, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. mr curious
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    mr curious gunkholer supreme

    jaw drops... :drool:

    $130000 +

    unfortunately a tad out of my price range
     
  2. colorado mike
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    South Coast 26A

    I have been happy with my South Coast 26, which sound like it fits your needs. Out of production now and not as fast as a Hobie 33, but outsailed every Mac 26 i've been around. Lots of different layouts, many were finished by owners as kits. Common features are 6 feet of headroom, fin keel with a bulb raised by an electric winch, less than 2 foot draft with the keel up (very easy to launch and recover), 4500# displacement. Interiors vary from wide open with a table and a compression post, to finished out for cruising. We have an enclosed head and a v-berth, hanging locker, galley, and water pressure.

    Owners group. Prices range from 3k to 8k, 70 boats were made from 1978 to 1980. Not many around, but great boat for the bucks. Good luck!

    P. S. Also a center cockpit version, SC26CC, much lighter and faster but very hard to find.

    P. P. S. MacGregor made a 25D that sails very well. Cheaper than a 26X and much better sailboat imho.
     
  3. Richard Atkin
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    Thanks Rapscallion and Mike for the interesting boats.

    I will need to look at the Los Angeles Marinas and their facilities, before I can decide properly...but I gotta say, the Hobie 33 is right at the top of the list.
    I don't think I want the trailer load to be too much heavier than that.

    Now that I am seeing how huge/heavy a trailerable yacht can be, I shouldn't have named the thread 'biggest trailerable yacht'. It looks like there's no limit!
     
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    One point not to overcome is how crowded by RIBs and PWCs the facilities are on a sunny week end. How you will handle your truck and trailer in the remaining space, and where you will park them while boating.

    Everything may be perfect on a rainy wednesday, but absolutely unusable on a shiny saturday.
     
  5. rapscallion
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    THe Rio Hondo is nowhere near 130000! Plans for the boat are 500.00. Raw materials are also very cheap. The boat is made out of Vectran and a softwood, (pine or other) using Lindsay lord Method. If you try, you might be able to build one for the price of a used Hobie 33. Contact the builder, perhaps you could get one built for the price of a new hobie 33.





     
  6. mr curious
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    oooops, my bad :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

    good news thoe, looks like a very fine vessel.

    cheers
     
  7. bobg3723
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    Newport Beach is one popular area for researching marinas. Dana Point, is another. If your abode to be is towards the south metro (Orange County) end, you're not too far of a drive (1-1/2 hours or less) down to a nice marina in Oceanside just off the San Diego Frwy. North of the metro, there's Oxnard, and Ventura. But, Hwy101 is a 24/7 clusterfcuk from the 405 interchange to Woodland Hills if you have to get through that part of the San Fernando Valley.

    If you live in one of the beach cities of LA county, you'll be closer to marinas in Marina Del Rey, San Pedro and Long Beach harbors, and Marina Pacifica at Seal Beach.

    For freshwater lakes, there's Castaic Lake and Lake Elsinore at the north and south ends of the LA metro basin, respectfully.
    Check out Google Earth to see these marinas layout and their relative locations from one another..

    Good luck on your boat quest.
    Regards,
    Bob
     
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    I still think the term 'trailerable' could do with some definitions. I am applying for an ISO certification that defines 'trailerable' to the size that my current vehicle can tow. So the standard will change if I ever buy a new 4x4 :)

    But seriously, you can tow a 40 footer on a low loader, but that aint trailerable in my book.

    The thing about 'trailerable' boats is that they are supposed to offer flexibility and convenience and storage savings. Face it - it aint cheap to keep a boat in a marina or yard. The other side of the coin is the damage to all boats when they are kept in the water full time.

    When you buy a 'trailerable boat', you also buy the 'prime mover', and the two items have to be taken into account. Not just money wise either. You may not be want to be stuck driving a large 4x4 around the city just because you have to have it for towing the boat.
     
  10. bobg3723
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    Yeah, the biggest trailerable yacht should be broken down into subcatagories to be meaningfull. Road permit required or non-permit.

    Then there's non-permit legal and trailerable but not ramp launchable and vice versa.

    In the broadest sense, the term "trailerable" is whatever would be feasable towing down a surface or secondary street lead by an escort vehicle.
     
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    In that case, I vote for creating a group called 'easily trailerable' that doesnt require an escort vehicle, and can be backed into the outboard dealers workshop across a busy suburban street by the owner alone,without holding up hundreds of cars for thirty minutes.
     
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    Everyone in agreement say "Arrrrr". :D

    "Arrrrr"!
     
  13. Richard Atkin
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    Arrrrrrrrrrr
     
  14. mr curious
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    mr curious gunkholer supreme

    arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
    rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...

    :D
     

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    10: print "Arrrrr"
    20: goto 10

    ;)
     
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