This can be a chance to sail your own boat if you are willing to do a little work.
Delta Sailing Assoc. will auction four sailboats at their lot at Hernando Point on Arkabutla Lake in DeSoto County, MS at 11:00 AM Saturday May 22, 2021. The purpose of this auction is first to clear unused and uncared for boats from the lot and the second is to give these boats a chance at a new life. Minimum bids are $25. If yours is the winning bid, boats must be promptly moved from the lot unless you are a DSA member, and then other requirements apply. All these boats are in rough shape, some more so than others and are offered “as-is, where is”. If you are willing to put in some elbow grease and learn something about a boat as you bring it back to life, this can be a great chance to begin sailing with a small investment. Contact the DSA Secretary/Treasurer at JL.Jones11@outlook.com for more information.
- HOBIE 14 – This Hobie with its trailer is intact and undamaged and we will attempt to include the sails and running rigging with the boat. Production date was probably late 1970’s.
- HOBIE 18 – This Hobie with trailer has intact hulls, mast, and boom. Neglected for years, it needs work.
- LIGHTNING 13483 – This 19’ Lightning includes a trailer, two new tires, sails that have been stored inside, rudder and tiller. It was dismasted in the 1/11/20 tornado that hit DSA, but a potentially suitable substitute mast is included. The boom was also damaged.
- CHRYSLER PIRATEER – Approximately 13’, this hull has no spars, sails, rudder or tiller. The tornado of 2020 punctured a hole in the deck above the waterline.