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    Default Dinghy sailing

    I've been advised multiple times that I should catch up on dinghy sailing. I'm 6'6" and in Redwood City.
    Would anyone have one to try out? Maybe get me started?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamottep View Post
    I've been advised multiple times that I should catch up on dinghy sailing. I'm 6'6" and in Redwood City.
    Would anyone have one to try out? Maybe get me started?
    Everybody in the SSS has a dinghy in their backyard, storage, garage. Mine is a Lido 14. It is the Pearson Vanguard of dinghies ;-). Its name is Pia Mater. You probably want a fast dinghy, yes?
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    You can rent a Catalina 14.4 at Shoreline Lagoon in Mountain View by the hour. No rigging, no de-rigging, no trailer.
    https://shorelinelake.com/sailing.html

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    LASER is cheap and sensitive. FINN would be more expensive, needs a big body, and you'd feel at home with the big guys.
    VANGUARD 15 has a good local fleet, and could be sailed singlehanded or raced with a smallish crew. A WYLIE WABBIT needs a crew, would give good spinnaker practice, and can be raced in the Bay with a PHRF of 126. All these dinghies like breeze, which is usually in abundance on SF Bay/Redwood City waters, and are tough and pretty indestructible.

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    There are umpty-ump dinghies for sale on Craigslist for <$1,000, all the time. Lido 14's up the yingyang, flying juniors, lasers, banshees, Hobie/Holder 14's.

    Banshee's were made in Redwood City, so there's a local connection.

    C-Lark 14, make by Clark boats in Puget Sound
    https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/boa...733443530.html

    Snipe
    https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/boa...749607506.html

    Capri Cyclone (Catalina)
    https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bo...752052781.html

    Vagabond 14 - same as Holder 14 / Hobie 14

    https://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/boa...746793517.html
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    I just saw an ad, I think it was on Lat38, that was giving away a Laser for $100 or some good beer. It might be gone by now though it didn't have a trailer and was limited in sails, but that's the great thing about small boats....the parts and pieces are several degrees of magnitude cheaper.

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    I bought my Holder 14 for $800. Great shape too. No trailer.

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