A 1980 West Wight Potter 15 for Sale
SORRY, NOW SOLD!A West Wight Potter Pocket Cruiser for Sale
One of the cutest boats out there. Sailing this boat is like cruising in a '57 Chevy, '62 Corvette or '65 Mustang; you get lots of smiles and positive comments from admirers. No other boat has so many fans.
These sold for over $16,000 new, used ones often sell for $3,000 to $7,000.
Many improvements. Seller will spend plenty of time with buyer setting up and sailing.
Main sail, jib and two genoas. Jiffy reefing on the main, downhaul (to cockpit) and topping lift lines. Downhaul on the jib/genoa (to cockpit). Genoa block tracks for fine tuning. New heavier than stock mast stays added 2 years ago. Two anchors with chain (bow anchor can be retrieved from the cockpit) and long rodes, storage in cockpit lockers and cabin. Cabin and cockpit cushions with vinyl covers. USCG approved life vests. Fire extinguisher in cabin, wall mount compass and tilt gage in cockpit. Two inflatable dock fenders. Custom 'first mate' seat allows a person to sit halfway into the cabin, facing forward, and they can handle the jib sheets! The cabin door folds down to make a cockpit dining table. Garmin GPS 38, bilge drain, and tiller tamer.
Sleeps two. This type of boat has been sailed to many long distance destinations like Hawaii, the Sea Of Cortez and other places. One guy in Seattle lived on one for a year.
Retractable center board, about 65 lbs of steel, operated from the cockpit (modification). Rudder has been customized to allow for raising and lowering from cockpit without having to lean over the transom. Boarding ladder on transom.
Excellent low hours 4 cycle 2 hp Honda outboard, starts every time and runs flawlessly. Makes the boat really move. Paddle, oars, and whisker pole (for sailing wing on wing).
Trailer has newer springs. Two sets (three each) of tires, small and large, with spare carrier on trailer. Special mount for outboard on trailer so it does not have to be carried in the car while towing. New tongue with hinge to save storage space (about 4 feet swings back). Tilt trailer (with guide posts) for easy launching and retrieving. Submersible lights, newer wiring.
This craft can be towed with a light car, rigged, launched and sailed by one person easily yet it will hold the whole family. Beach-able, draws about 6 inches with board up.