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This is an Illusion Mini 12, it is a single person racing boat that was designed to look like the America's Cup 12 meter racing boats. They were first produced in the early 80's, and you can get new ones today for about $7000. They became very popular with older sailors because they have all the control lines of a big boat, but are only piloted by a single person so you don't have to worry if your crew is going to show up or not. (you don't have to use all the control lines, can sail just fine with just the basics) Another big aspect of racing them is that because you sit inside and can't hike out, it doesn't matter how athletic (or non-athletic) the captain is, everyone is equal.
Very comfortable to sail, has a molded seat that is nice to sit on and you steer with your feet. Doesn't feel like a kayak, and the opening where you get in is so large that it is very easy to get in and out of, and don't feel like would become entrapped in it if capsized. Just a hoot to sail, very fun - really is a keel boat that you can drive against the wind and heal way over. Very unique feeling being right there next to the water. Has a bilge pump mounted just forward of where you sit so if you take on water, can pump it out. Also has full reserve floatation so if you become totally swamped it will float so you can bail the water out.
Currently this one has 250 lbs of loose lead in the keel, and I weigh almost 300 lbs and the hull floats above the waterline, so more ballast could be added. Originally designed to have bags of lead shot put in the keel, but I have some bars lead and some wheel weights in bags in there. The trailer is included, roller furling jib, main, spinnaker and whisker pole. All sails are in excellent shape, very crunchy and practically new.
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