Newport 17, 1978, Lee's Summit, Missouri, $1,800, sold 9/9/07
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1978 Newport 17
Length is 17'
Beam is 6'
Flatter racing hull below the waterline, will plane.
Steel centerboard in ballasted hull, so if rolled, it is not a heavy centerboard that will slam into the centerboard trunk and break it out. Winch in cockpit.
I here she is an excellent sailing boat - great racing hull, easy to rig, and a lot of fun!
With board down, draws about 3'6"; with board up, draws less than 12".
The quarter berths are 3/4 length; perfect for a child and also perfect for a laundry basket. Basket pulls out for drawer-like storage.
Drain plug to drain interior; self-draining cockpit.
Drop boards remove for a very large companionway; no sliding hatch.
No center post in cabin; mast is supported by a ceiling arch glassed into the deck. Approx 42" of headroom; crouching or sitting room.
Mast is easy to step; no backstay, just shrouds and forestay. Tabernacle base.
Motor mount is solid; not much power is needed for this light boat.
Total weight for boat & trailer is approximately 1500lbs.
New paint, professionally painted. I have left over white and blue marine paint.
1978 Johnson 6.0hp Sailboat motor
1978 Sailboat trailer.
Trailer has new tires and fresh paint.
David, Please remove my ad for the sailboat. I sold it from an ad on Craig's list. Thanks for the listing.
Lee's Summit, Missouri
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