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Florida Bay Mud Hen, 1983, Lafayette, Louisiana, $2,500, SOLD 9/24/19

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Florida Bay Mud Hen, 1983

  • Length: 17' 4"
  • Centerboard
  • 1 main sail, decent condition
  • Trailer is included, have title and registration, and lights do work
  • Been in brackish salt water of the Vermilion Bay
  • One sail and mast cover
  • Fiberglass in good condition, a few small spots where the gelcoat has come up, and one fiberglass repair

    Selling my Mud Hen, which has been a very good boat to me and was a great second sail boat.

  • The Mud Hen is a very stable boat that has a very shallow draft with the board up, which lets you get into some really tight areas, but keeps you dry by sailing quite upright.
  • I can walk all along the gunnel of the boat with zero fear of it tipping over, even with a passenger on that side.
  • The mast is on a tabernacle and is easy to raise with no additional help, and the sail always stays laced on, making it a breeze to ready the boat at the boat ramp.
  • The Mud Hen is perfect for protected bodies of water, and a pleasant way to spend an afternoon with friends.
  • I've had 4 people in my boat comfortably, including all of us eating a lunch on the water!
  • I have the boat set up with a topping lift, elastic sail ties (like the Stow-A-Way system), tiller clutch, and pivoting lead blocks with cam cleats on the tabernacle for the throat and peak halyards.
  • All of this is to say that I have the boat set up to be able to raise and lower the sail from the back of the boat, making reefing and getting underway much easier than when I originally got the boat.
  • I can very confidently single hand this boat.
  • This boat is ready to go sailing again!
  • The title and registration for the boat, and the title and registration for the trailer are in my name.

    In the photo with the sail raised in the driveway, I have it single reefed.


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