What is "best" two person sail boat for lake sailing?

What is "best" two person sail boat for lake sailing?

Post by Ken E. Roger » Wed, 01 May 1996 04:00:00


I am in the market for a sailboat for sailing on a relatively calm lake
Rayburn in East Texas.  Which sailer would be the best?  Any suggestions?

Thanks, Ken

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What is "best" two person sail boat for lake sailing?

Post by Andy Follansbe » Thu, 02 May 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

> I am in the market for a sailboat for sailing on a relatively calm lake
> Rayburn in East Texas.  Which sailer would be the best?  Any suggestions?

> Thanks, Ken

> --
> Home of Benchmade, Spyderco, and David Boye Knives
> Always good prices with no shipping and handling charges.
> We take MC, VISA, AMEX, Checks, And Mos.
> Write for free catalog!
> Ken E. Rogers
> Brazos Knives
> 1813 Dawson Drive
> P.O. Box 2303
> Lufkin, TX  75902
> 409-634-7025




Ken,

I think the greatest two person boat for calm lakes or choppy bays is
the Melonseed Skiff made by crawford boats 617 837-3666.  They are
easy to set up, maintain, sail etc.  and they are pretty.  They also have
7.5 ft oars for moving quickly after the wind dies.

Good Luck,

Andy

 
 
 

What is "best" two person sail boat for lake sailing?

Post by Capt Rod & Susi » Sun, 05 May 1996 04:00:00

I think that it depends entirely if the secoind person is the wife or a
girl friend.

Best size sailboat with a wife is about 80 feet.

Best size sailboat with a girlfriend depends of the status of your
relationship.  If she is unwilling, then a small boat is better and if
she is willing that a big boat would probably do very well.

If you are really only interested in sailing, than the size of the seas,
lake, and of course how much wind is prevalent would greatly affect your
choice of size.

Sorry, but just had to add my two senses worth!

Capt Rod, Susie and the damned cat...

Tampa, FL

 
 
 

What is "best" two person sail boat for lake sailing?

Post by Mark T. Park » Fri, 10 May 1996 04:00:00

For two people on a lake, it's hard to beat a Hobie 16.  They are
readily available used at a fairly low price, are very easy to trailer
and launch, are an absolute blast to sail, and are virtually
indestructable.  If the 'other person' is my wife who likes sunbathing
and flat sailing, we keep both hulls in the water, spilling wind as
necessary and have a nice quiet flat sail with plenty of room on the
*** to stretch out and enjoy the sun.  If it is my daughter, she
goes out on the wire and tries to trail her hair in the water as we
fly one hull and scream past everything else on the lake.  How's that
for versatility?!
        WARNING!  sailing a Hobie will definitely spoil you for ever going
back to a monohull ;-)
Mark T. Parker
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Hancock, NH 03449            frater mei.
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What is "best" two person sail boat for lake sailing?

Post by Student Lab Statio » Sat, 11 May 1996 04:00:00

I don't know about being spoiled out of anything else after the
experience. I've gone back, no problem. ANd I still love the Hobie ride.
There is something special about a multi-hull but there are some pretty
cool things ya can't get in a hobie. and don't hobies turtle pretty
easy?
heidi heyns

 
 
 

What is "best" two person sail boat for lake sailing?

Post by Frankiii Per » Sun, 12 May 1996 04:00:00

I have to agree with everything Mark says.  I have a Prindle, but my
sailing is
done in the Gulf of Mexico.  Hobies are great for the lakes, and you'll
never want a mono-hull again.  I started with a Sunfish but loved the
Hobie, then got into the Prindle.

Ever hear of a Snark?   Had to ask - just reading another article-stupid
boat

 
 
 

What is "best" two person sail boat for lake sailing?

Post by Neil Sim » Tue, 14 May 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

> I have to agree with everything Mark says.  I have a Prindle, but my
> sailing is
> done in the Gulf of Mexico.  Hobies are great for the lakes, and you'll
> never want a mono-hull again.  I started with a Sunfish but loved the
> Hobie, then got into the Prindle.

> Ever hear of a Snark?   Had to ask - just reading another article-stupid
> boat

Hey, it floats, moves in a generally forward direction, and cost less than
a $100 in the '60's - I bet quite a few of us got our first sail in one.
It got me hooked on sailing, which some 30 years later I still can't get
enough of. So IMHO it wasn't a stupid boat...

I also owned a Hobie 18 for years, and had a lot of fun in it. I returned
to monohulls, though. I get enough of the fast lane at work - I decided I
enjoy going slow (relative to multihulls) under sail, and like the rhythm
and pace of single hull locomotion.

To each his (or her) own,


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What is "best" two person sail boat for lake sailing?

Post by Jeremy Edwar » Thu, 16 May 1996 04:00:00

I started out in a snark (styrofoam filled and all).. Then moved to jy15s
and fj14s.  Got lazy and sailed Lasers.. Now Ive 'graduated' to 37
footers, but LOVE to sail my Hobies.  For shallow water, they are almost
unbeatable. Speed is great. Ride can be a little wet though..  BTW whats
the difference between a prindle and a nacra and  a hobie?  I know the
hobies hull is a little more 'banana shaped' so as to avoid a daggerboard,
. Is there a significant performance difference?  Does the prindle have
a tendency to bury the leeward hull and pitchpole like the hobie?  OH
well..  Good luck!

J.