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Justin
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Reply #15 - 17.08.2017 at 17:56:53
 
I've just bought a Sadler 29 so Harlequin is now on the market.  She is extensively refurbished so if you know of anyone who wants a distinctive and unusual Trapper 300 with twin keels please point them towards Harlequin.

I love her and have not spared any time, effort or money on her but decided that really I needed to admit that I needed a bigger boat.

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Reply #16 - 17.08.2017 at 20:01:56
 
Hi Justin,

Best of luck with the new boat, sorry to see you and 'Harlequin' go.

Stevie
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Reply #17 - 20.08.2017 at 15:24:00
 
Thanks, Stevie,

I've loved doing Harlequin up and sailing her around the Bristol Channel, the SW, Solent, France and the Channel Islands, but decided that I simply needed a heavier and bigger boat to do the things I wanted to do, so I have had to take the decision to sell Harlequin.

I hope that she finds a good new home as it'd be such a waste for her to be sitting on the hard.

My best wishes to all Trapper owners and thanks for all your help.

Justin
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Reply #18 - 19.09.2017 at 18:50:33
 
Hi Justin nice to see a yacht being looked after. I believe it's the twin to mine ! I'm trying to track down more info but I believe only two bilge keelers were produced ? The one I have was formally windfola on the hamble.
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Reply #19 - 23.09.2017 at 10:46:07
 
Hi
Yes there were only 2 made just before production stopped.

I saw yours was for sail as a project.  Have you bought it or are you selling it.  Harlequin is at the other extreme as I have comprehensively refurbished her over the last 3 years.

Harlequin is for sale for 7500 (although I've spent nearer 12000 on her) as I decided that I needed a slightly bigger boat for the type of sailing I'm now doing each year and the distances I tend to sail each day. So I've bought a Sadler 29 which I'll be improving further over the next 2 years.

If you have just bought yours and want some advice please contact me: justinharley55@gmail.com
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Reply #20 - 23.09.2017 at 16:23:08
 
Windfola (un named at the time) was on the Trapper stand at the 1984 boat show. Led me to buying Star Trapper in 1985.
Yes, only two bilge keelers built. I knew the then first owner.
What is the new name, and mooring?
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Reply #21 - 24.09.2017 at 14:53:45
 
Hi Yes just bought her apparently the last owner was getting on and not used her for 5 years she sat on her mooring not sure how the chap I have bought her off came by her I think it was inherited ? she will need a little work , she's moving over to the folly down the medina on the island not sure on re naming her yet but any advice on re-commissioning her is always welcome,, did a kit yacht hunter 27ood some years ago , so not to much of a problem , wondered why Trapper only built 2 of these ?

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Reply #22 - 24.09.2017 at 16:07:58
 
Welcome to Trapper ownership Richard! Star Trapper is a regular visitor to Folly Reach.
Re why only two? The original sales brochure also listed a lifting keel version I seem to  recollect  but none were built. Presumably most owners wanted the deep fin version. You will find Beaulieu Bembridge & Newtown etc far more accessible - to say nothing of getting up to Newport - something I have only done in a friend's Hunter 23.
By way of contrast big brother the Trapper 500/501 mostly came with bilge keels.
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Reply #23 - 29.09.2017 at 19:22:48
 
Thanks for the info look forward to seeing you some time next season give me a shout if your up near the folly Smiley
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Reply #24 - 09.11.2017 at 19:28:15
 
Hi

Harlequin will be remaining at Newport Uskmouth Sailing Club and has been bought by Nick Speller who I hope will be joining the forum in the near future.  I'll give him the link.

Thank you all for your support over the last 3 years.  I've really enjoyed refurbishing Harlequin and sailing her.

Cheers
Justin
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