Re: Enterprise race sailing dinghy


Hi Jove,

Well to start with is I'm 65 almost 66 and I'm not a racer. I want to cruise and the challenges are enough. I thought I'd be able to do that but you have to be on your toes and able to shift from side when you jibe. The boom has plenty of head room and putting the sailes in the hollow mast is easy also. I don't move as quickly as needed and felt uneasy in sailing her. There's a main sail and jib so you need to be ready when the boat wants to. The rudder is detached and a line that needs to be fastened to keep it in place.
I'm glad you're interested and she needs to go to someone who would let her fly.


On Mon, Nov 22, 2021, 5:56 PM Jove Lachman-Curl <jovelc87@...> wrote:
Hi Elaine,
I probably don't need another boat, but I am still interested, and curious about the enterprise.
Can you tell me more about what you're impressions of it are?
From what I've read it is a fairly racey design, but not as highly strung as modernĀ boats in a similar weight class.
It is a bit smaller and lighterĀ than other 2 person race dinghies. And it has quite a lot of sail area.
You said it is not the boat for you? Why is that, does it have a low swinging boom, or otherwise uncomfortable to sail. I am 34, and many of the people I sail with are nimble enough and this boat sounds fun, But I am interested in what makes it not work for you.

On Sun, Nov 21, 2021 at 3:03 PM John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:
Larimar is a sporty little boat, not as fast as some of the newer
designs, but fun for somebody younger and nimbler. I suppose she's a
TR-3 compared to a modern Porsche. I think a TR-3 is more fun than a
fancy new Porsche, even if the German wonder would leave it in the dust.
:o) So maybe the comparison doesn't hold water... <g> The modern go-fast
small boats do look like fun for athletic youngsters.

On 11/21/2021 9:44 AM, Elaine wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm in need of selling my Enterprise and wanted to see if any Coot would
> be interested. She was made be Sears back in 1969 and fully restored by
> Michael Bogoger. I did maintenance to her about 3 years ago put oar
> mounts and had her in the Toledo Show a couple of times. Her tags don't
> expire till December on 2022.
> I like her but she's not the boat for me. Here's some pictures asking
> $600.00 and she comes with her trailer and never had a motor.

John <jkohnen@...>
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