This is a Dufour 50 with a modified interior that has a full owner's
cabin forward. Her current owner has had her for 10 years and often
single hands her on the Chesapeake Bay. The full size centerline berth
and private forward head make this a great layout and perfect liveaboard.
CHESSIE is a big, strong, capable offshore vessel. She was repowered
recently and her Kubota diesel has less than 250 hours. She has
generator, air, solar panels, wind generator, refrigeration and good
ground tackle. With some updating she will be ready to sail anywhere.
Her rig is ICW friendly at 63.5'. Her owners lived aboard for nine
years and moved ashore several years ago. CHESSIE is ready for her
next adventure you can be the one to enjoy the ride.
CASA ISLENA is a beautiful steel pilothouse vessel that is in almost
new condition. She was designed by Jay Benford and built by Howdy
Bailey. CASA OSLENA was launched in 2004 but wasn't finished until
2012. She has been on fresh water most of her years. Her engine has
less than 700 hours. She has generator, air, heat, in boom furling,
inside and outside steering stations and a private aft cabin. Her hull
was Awlgripped with 9 coats of Flag Blue and 2 coats of clear coat in
2012. Her topsides are still perfect. A recent price reduction of
$25,000 shows that the owner wants to find a new home for her this season.
The Hylas 44 designed by German Frers is well known as a capable,
well built ocean cruising boat. This two owner boat has just had some
significant work done. The bottom was stripped and barrier coated with
Interlux Interprotec then had 4 coats of bottom paint applied. Her
hull was just painted with Awlgrip. Her rudder has been rebuilt and
the teak trim on deck has been refinished. All of her opening ports
have been updated with new stainless steel ports. She needs new
cockpit canvas, refrigeration updated and the aft head and holding
tank installed. She has Raymarine ST-70 cockpit instruments and an E80
chartplotter display and a new G3 Smart pilot with hydraulic linear
drive. 2008 mainsail with Strong track and batten cars and a 2008 135%
genoa. The aft cabin has a BIG Queen plus bunk and the galley is quite spacious.
MARGARITA is a very well built strong center cockpit cruising boat
that was built by her current and only owner. She has cruised the
Chesapeake Bay and the Caribbean. The systems are basic and simple.
You can add as much as you like to her from here. She is a very good
sailing boat having won many races here on the lower Chesapeake Bay.
She is a full keel boat with protected propeller and shaft.
This is a great all around boat. She is easy to sail and sails to her
PHRF rating of 96 winning her share of podium spots. She is truly a
"racer cruiser". Her owner has had her and actively raced
her for 25 years. He has always maintained her to a high standard. For
example, her engine was rebuilt in 2015, her interior varnish was all
redone over the past two winters and she had a new Kevlar light 155%
genoa for the 2015 season. Her bottom was just painted in April 2016.
She is ready to race this season. CYRANO is very well known and the
boat and family crew are well respected on the Southern Chesapeake Bay.
This is a very nice Cal 33. She has had a lot of updates in the last
3 years including a new Quantum 150% genoa, new Harken furler, air
conditioning, new headliner in main cabin, recovered cushions in the
forward and aft cabins and cabin sole refinished and new Garmin chart
plotter. Her bottom was recently soda blasted and barrier coated and
has a very smooth finish. The owner day sails her and does an
occasional local race and has been successful with the racing.
This is a FAST FUN Boat. Ready to sail in your PHRF Fleet.
PHRF of the Chesapeake has her at 96 and you can race with 3 or 4 in
a boat that is easy to rig and go.
"Most production boats are conceived with a design brief from a
builder who has a targeted market in mind. Not so the Landing School
30 (LS-30). It’s built by students at a non-profit boatbuilding and
design college. The Landing School and its resident designer, Steve
Dalzell, design and build boats as part of the curriculum: selling
them is an afterthought. As a result, only two or three LS30s will be
built each year, which means the school may have a new problem: this
cold-molded wooden rocketship just might create more demand than the
students can supply".
The Paper Jet is designed primarily as a training boat, with the
intention that it can cater for a wide range of sailing skills. I
wanted a boat that will allow a club to race it as a class boat that
will give exciting sailing to those who have the skills but will also
allow less experienced sailors to develop their sailing skills in the
same boat at a much lower level of performance. It is not suited for
learning the most basic sailing principles single-handed. We recommend
double-handed training until the student has enough expertise to sail
single-handed. For single-handed training first learn the basics on a
Sunfish or similar boat then move to the more performance oriented
Paper Jet. The same features that I designed into it for club use
will allow a family to use one hull as the platform on which Dad can
have his excitement of blasting across large expanses of water but
junior can sail the same boat (if he can pry it loose from Dad's grip)
with a smaller rig and at slower speed. It is a boat that needs
agility and quick responses. I don't recommend it for anyone who is
slowed by arthritis or other physical problems. I did not try to
produce a design that will sail the pants off any of the other skiffs
or single-handers. It is fast and it is exciting to sail with the
Turbo rig, but from the outset (this boat was in the back of my head
for over 10 years) it was intended to provide an economical path for
sailors to progress between boats like the Optimist and the costly
single-handed skiffs without having to trade up their boat each time
to go the next step. They can build a Paper Jet at the cheapest level
or the level that they think that they can handle and progress from
there. Meanwhile, as long as Dad is not out sailing, the kids can use
the same boat at a more basic level. It makes sailing more viable for
many families. With time and skill improvements they can move into
more costly boats if they feel the need.