Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Builders and Owners of Paradox Sailboats






In 2006 I published at my Small Sailboats website a Table of Builders and Owners of Paradox Sailboats.  At that time 29 were known to me. Two owners have since died, i.e., Don Elliott and Steve Yahn, and a few boats have changed hands, ‘Minnow’ being one of them.

Many more Paradoxes must have been built. I know of Lezlie Henson’s ‘Tardis’, bought by Sean Mulligan, who renamed her ‘Scout’, and of Mike Beebe’s Paradox, which I believe has changed hands. Geoff Davis, of Freemantle, built ‘Small Fry’. He has done some adventurous stuff with her, such as rounding Cape Leeuwin and continuing for several days without putting in.  ‘Cachivache’, the most southerly Paradox, was built by Alberto of Rawson, Argentina.

Builders and Owners

NAME
BOAT NAME
CONSTRUCTION
COUNTRY/CITY
COMMENTS
Alastair Law
Little Jim
Per plan
UK Yeovil
Very well tested
Andrew Graham
Zero
Modified
Australia
Very well tested
Bengt Genell
Ladikan
Cabin top mod.
Sweden Sala
Tested
Bill Serjeant
Faith
Per plan
UK Southend
Tested
Brett Grice
?
Per plan
Australia, Brisbane
In build
Chris Becker
Walden
Per plan
Australia
In build
Colin Jones
?
Per plan
US Denver
In build
David Alan
?
Strip-planked
US
In build
David Beard
Whisper
Per plan
US
Very well tested
DC
Swash
Per plan
US
Unfinished
Robert Biegler
Minnow
Modified
Norway Trondheim
Finished
Don Elliott
The Edge
Per plan
US Wisconsin
Thoroughly tested
Glen Maxwell
Zoe
Per plan
US
Thoroughly tested
Hugh Miller
Petite Lady
Per plan
New Zealand
Well tested
Ian Lang
Irene May
Per plan
UK London
In build
Jack Gardiner
Jill Baby
Stitch & glue
US Providence
Well tested
Jeff Forrest
?
?
US
?
Jimmy Lu
?
Per plan
Taiwan Taipei
In build
Kjell Karlsson
?
Bris method
Sweden
Tested
Mark Waters
Raffles
Per plan
Oregon, Portland
Thoroughly tested
Matt Layden
Paradox
Per plan
US
Extremely tested
Matt Noonan
?
Per plan
Ithaca
In build
Pete Martin
Johanna
Per plan
UK Cheltenham
In build
Rejean Levesque
Fillou 11
Per plan
Canada Montreal
In build
Richard Childs
?
?
Australia
In build
Rod Cannon
Wizard Spawn
Per plan
USA Venice CA
In build
Ronald de Hon
RHX11
Per plan
Holland Amsterdam
Unfinished, for sale
Steve Henderson
Telestai
Per plan
US Kansas City
Building slowly
Steve Yahn
Ironside
Modified
US Port Orchard
In build

 Hundreds of plans have been sold, but nowhere near as many boats would appear to have been built, probably because the costs are high, both in terms of expenditure and of effort. Some potential builders lack facilities and others believe their skill level is not up to the mark; others cannot find the time.

If you dream of owning a Paradox, don’t despair; now’s your chance to get a cheap one which is fully equipped and ready to go, because ‘Minnow’ is for Sale* at Ebay.co.uk. £2,900 is cheap, when you consider the cost of building one can be in the region of £4,000**, that’s without a trailer! ‘Minnow’ has an almost brand new one.

*Ebay Advert


Make your dream become a reality.

Link

**Cost of Building a Paradox

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Paradox ‘Minnow’ re-advertised at Ebay









Here’s the new description of what is being offered for sale. To see the actual advertisement plus photographs, please visit Ebay.co.uk and enter the following number into the search box:

161437876632.

Description

This is a unique opportunity to acquire a super Matt Layden Paradox Sailboat.

I am asking £2,900 for the complete package, i.e., the boat, with all her gear and her road trailer, including 2 portable GPS units, a ship’s compass, an Autohelm 800 and a Honda 4 stroke 2 HP outboard. The boat will have absolutely everything for cruising.

In addition to the aforementioned, she will be equipped with her yuloh, a gimbal cooker, 2 galvanised anchors, chains and warps, 3 fenders, a fixed solar panel, a 12 volt ship’s battery, mooring lines, and an assortment of ropes. She will also have 3 plastic jerrycans with fuel for the outboard, a filtered funnel, and a spare plug and plug spanner.

If I receive offers for less than £2,900 I shall consider them, but gear included in the sale will be negotiable.

 ‘Minnow’s’ De Graaff road trailer is virtually new, and it has only been used twice. I am prepared to let the boat go without her trailer at a reduced price. Incidentally, ‘Minnow’ will be happy on a mooring, even a drying one if it is soft mud or fine sand.

Further information may be obtained by telephoning 07588288060 or by contacting me via the Ebay messaging system.

Note

Payment will be by cash or cashed cheque in UK £s. A 10% deposit will secure the boat, providing full payment is made within 14 days. My advice is for the purchaser to see ‘Minnow’ before agreeing to buy her.

If you are not a resident of the UK, please think very carefully before making an offer, because of the expense entailed in getting ‘Minnow’ to your home country, and the practicalities. I will in no way become involved, or be obliged or liable to assist. My responsibilities will cease on change of ownership. I have a no returns policy.

Specification and Inventory at the asking price of £2,900

Monday, September 29, 2014

Paradox ‘For Sale’ Advertisement at Ebay £2,900









The advertisement for the sale of ‘Minnow’ at Ebay.co.uk runs out tomorrow, Tuesday, 30th September, 2014 at 16.47. The description of the boat and what’s on offer is as follows:

Type:
Coastal and estuary sailing cruiser
Hull Material:
Composite - Epoxy sheathed plywood
Model:
Paradox Sailboat
Rigging:
Furling Lugsail with unstayed mast
Year:
2006
Keel:
Chine runners
Length (feet):
14
Trailer:
Included
Beam (feet):
4

 This is a rare opportunity to acquire a Matt Layden Paradox Sailboat in the UK.

Full details may be obtained by telephoning or emailing the seller.

At the above asking price she comes complete with a comprehensive inventory including two GPS units, compass, an Autohelm 800 and a Honda 4 stroke 2 HP outboard. She is ready to go. No work required.

Her virtually brand new De Graff road trailer has only been used twice.
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To see the advertisement enter the following number into the ‘Search Box’ at Ebay: 161437876632


I can be contacted by phone at 07588288060 or by email to barnacleid at yahoo dot co dot uk.

Note

If I re-list the advertisement I may change what is included in the sale.

Links

Here are links for more information:

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


‘Minnow’ Advertised for Sale on Ebay - Inventory