‘Minnow’ is a Matt Layden Paradox, shallow draught, sailing beach cruiser designed for one person. The original ‘Paradox’ was sailed for thousands of miles by her designer, many of them while exploring the Bahamas and the Everglades. Several Paradoxes have been built and sailed by enthusiasts in various parts of the world. Here in the UK there are 4, one of which is for sale, namely ‘Minnow’. She is a standard Paradox, except for the upper structure of her cabin above deck which has separate side windows, and at the rear there is a removable washboard to facilitate easy access for her solo crew.
I placed a ‘For Sale’ advert* at Ebay.co.uk which immediately brought a favourable response with several enquiries. Since then there have been 1,238 viewings of the advert, and Ebay watchers have grown in number to 40! There are 7 days left for the advertisement to run. In addition to the interest shown via Ebay, there’s been an exchange of emails between me and other parties amounting in total to 56. There are 7 people who have shown a persistent interest in ‘Minnow’, out of whom 3 are devising means of acquiring sufficient money to buy her. Two people have actually looked at her, and both liked what they saw; one is trying to find funds for acquiring her.
The above seems to sum up the situation. There are many dreamers who would become doers if they had the money. People are feeling the pinch because of the high cost of living. Until the economy improves, boats will be advertised for sale, but few will be sold, even at bargain prices. ‘Minnow’ is going for a song! All it needs is for one person who has the dosh to acquire her. Are you that person? Procrastinate, and your chance could be lost.
*Enter the following number into the ‘Search Box’ at Ebay.co.uk: 161437876632 (Now expired)
I can be contacted by phone at 07588288060 or by email at barnacleid at yahoo dot co dot uk.
Open to Offers for ‘Minnow’, My Paradox Sailboat
Open to Offers for ‘Minnow’, My Paradox Sailboat – Part 2
Open to Offers for ‘Minnow’, My Paradox Sailboat – Part 3
‘Minnow’ Advertised for Sale on Ebay
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