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Beautiful Bandit Sailboat 17 feet complete with rigs

1979 MFG Bandit 17

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All necesary sails and rigs, cords and cables, and trailer included. Painted over paint for

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Apr 07, 2014
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Approximately C $790.56(including shipping)
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Lake Worth, Florida, United States
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Condition: Used : Split the cost with friends
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Seller Notes: All necesary sails and rigs, cords and cables, and trailer included. Painted over paint for protection.
Year: 1979 Hull Material: Fiberglass
Make: MFG Rigging: Complete
Model: Bandit 17 Keel: Swing
Type: Sailboat Trailer: Not Included
Length (feet): 17 Use: Fresh Water, Salt Water
Beam (feet): 6.3 For Sale By: Private Seller

MFG Bandit 17-foot Sailboat -  Ready to Sail

Ready to sail.

The picture is a catalog picture.  Will load some new pictures tomorrow, from the real boat.  But it looks the same, only is red and blue.

Inspected & Registered.  Tag expired end of 2013, just renew the new sticker.

We've owned this boat for several years - and enjoyed it greatly. I am retiring and getting a bigger sailboat.

This MFG Bandit 17 sailboat has a fiberglass hull and an LOA of 17 feet (length over all). This sailboat is set up to sail as a Sloop. The craft has 165 square feet of sail area. Displacement for the boat is 600 lbs. The draft of this sailboat is approximately 6'6". (For those brand new to sailing, draft is important to remember since you can run aground if you venture into waters which are too shallow.)

You are bidding in a Bandit 17 feet sailboat complete with sails and rigs.  (trailer $300 extra)

This has been my "go to the lake with every body to sail" boat for the last period of time.
Its taken care of.
It was painted red and blue temporarily for protection while at Brandon.
All sails are good, all the rigging, ropes and cables and rudder in great condition, with the sail bag original included.

The Trailer is in great condition.  Old, but carries, delivers and rides fine.

The trailer is $300.00 extra if you want it with the boat.

Aproximately specs from Manufacturer catalog
Hull Type: Centerboard DinghyRig Type: Fractional Sloop
LOA: 17.00' / 5.18mLWL: 16.40' / 5.00m
Beam: 6.67' / 2.03mListed SA: 162 ft2 / 15.05 m2
Draft (max.) 4.00' / 1.22mDraft (min.) 0.67' / 0.20m
Disp. 520 lbs./ 236 kgs.Ballast: 
SA/Disp.: 40.14Bal./Disp.: Disp./Len.: 52.63
Designer: Rod Macalpine-Downie / Dick Gibbs
Builder: Sail MFG (USA)
Construct.: FGBal. type: 
First Built: 1972Last Built: # Built: 
BUILDERS (past & present)
More about & boats built by:  MFG Boat Company (USA)
More about & boats designed by:  J.R. (Rod) Macalpine-Downie
More about & boats designed by:  Dick Gibbs

All sales are final, what you see is what you get.
Inspections wellcome.
2014 sticker needs to be paid.  Expired 2013.

Do not let it go, is the best most fun small sailboat there is.
I deliver in south florida for a nominal charge of driver time and gas.
I can ship any where in the US and Latin America, after approved quote and payment.

About the manufacturer:

MFG Boat Company (USA) 1965-

A division of MFG (Molded Fiberglass Corporation), the original contractor for the fiberglass body of the Chevrolet Corvette, based in Ohio, USA. The founder, Robert S. Morrison, apparently never wished to build boats. But when a proposal to build fiberglass hulls for the Lyman Boat company fell through, a Boat division (located at Union City, PA), was formed. The lineup consisted primarily of small powerboats.

SailMFG was the sailboat division first formed when the company bought the Gibbs Boat company in the early 1970's.(At this time located in Lasalle, Michigan, USA.) Some boats are listed as being built by Anchor Reinforced Plastics which was an earlier division name. The address listing for Anchor Reinforced Plastics was Hazel Park, MI.

I can deliver it if you're not too far away.

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Item Location:Lake Worth, Florida, United States
Shipping to: Americas

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