We have agreed to sell our Precision 15K, an excellent starter sailboat. Hold on, I have to wipe a tear from my eye.
It’s moving to Wisconsin in the spring. A local judge there wants to use it on a lake. We’ve been corresponding for the past few months and I sent him a little video of “his new boat.” Makes it harder to let her go.
It came with galvanized Performance tilt trailer, a like-new 3.5 Tohatsu gas outboard motor (never used), an electric trolling motor with marine battery and charger, a tiller stay, a masthead float, transom-mounted boarding ladder, mainsail cover and jib sock, dock lines and all the accouterments that a savvy sailor would need. It’s a fast, yet comfortable daysailer with fixed, lead-ballasted keel, factory colored sails and a roller-furling jib.
The tiller stay is handy for raising sails and also just steering. This boat is so responsive that the slightest touch can change its trajectory. A tiller stay helps us keep on course when we’re distracted with other chores.
We would recommend a Precision daysailer to anyone looking for a fast, fun boat. It was a great choice for us and when it’s not in the water, it is a beautiful lawn ornament. If you can’t be in a boat, at least be able to look at one.
So why have we made the choice to sell, if it is a perfect boat? A combination of reasons — time, a change of location, health. But the real reason is the boat wants to sail more than we can and it would be a shame to leave her on the hard.
Precision 15K Specs
- LOA -15′
- LWL — 13′ 9″
- Beam — 7′
- Keel — 1′ 9″
- Displacement — Keel 600 lbs.
- Ballast, Keel — 250 lbs
- Sail area — 130 sq. ft.
- Mast height above DWL — 25′ 4″
- Designer: — Jim Taylor
- Hand laminated fiberglass construction
- Vinylester resin hull skin coat
- Foam flotation
- 9 ft. 4 in self bailing cockpit
- Large forepeak locker w/watertight door
- 6 mooring cleats
- Kick-up rudder
- Tiller extender
- Harken ball bearing blocks
- Jib track with cars and harken cam cleats
- Harken boom vang
- Anodized mast and boom
- Hinged mast step
- Stainless steel standing rigging
- Dacron running rigging
- Stainless steel bow eye
A review by Bob Perry says this about the Precision 15K:
“An ideal trainer or family daysailer, providing both versatility and up-to-date performance. The cockpit is 9 feet, 4 inches long and the side decks are wide enough for comfortable hiking. The side decks will also help prevent swamping in the event of a knockdown. No centerboard means no centerboard trunk to interfere with the cockpit. The rig is a simple sloop rig with swept-back spreaders. It doesn’t get any more basic than this. There is a mainsheet traveler, and some attention to the vang is all that’s needed to take care of leech tension. Jib lead tracks are adjustable for close sheeting angles.”