Vagabond 17 / Holder 17 by Vagabond Sailboats / Holder Marine
Boat Name Vagabond 17 / Holder 17
Manufacturer Vagabond Sailboats / Holder Marine
Hull Type Pocket Cruiser
LOA 17'0"  (5.18m)
Beam 7'3"  (2.21m)
Weight 950  (431.78kg)
Ballast 345  (156.8kg)
Keel Type swing keel
Berths 4
Draft Up 1'8"  (0.51m)
Draft Down 4'2"  (1.27m)
Year Start 1976
Year End
Number Made 400
Country USA
Shortypen ID 1
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2010-01-01 by: Boyd ColemanSail Vagabond 17 at Tempe Town Lake
2012-01-18 by: Harvey ZVagabond 17 Lee Helm Sail Balance Problems
2017-03-13 by: GuestHistory of Ron Holder and the Vagabond Sailboats
2017-03-13 by: GuestHV17 discussion group at Yahoo
2017-05-16 by: GuestShorty's Vagabond 17

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2017-05-28 by: Paul C
Hi Shorty,
Took my new 'to me' vagabond 17 out for the 1st time... boy, what an ordeal to get it out of the trailer! Maybe the trailer is not set up correctly, but I had to disconnect the trailer from the car and roll it out tied to a strong rope or risk turning my jeep Cherokee (pretty high car) in to a submarine!!! Did you had any issues like this?
Hi there --

Frustrating isn't it ?? The issue isn't just with Vagabonds, all shoal keel sailboats can more (picture)

2017-05-29 by: Paul C
I had a problem with the winch, the winch handle stopped turning the worm after a few turns. I was able to figure out the winch issue... the handle bolt is attached to the worm mechanism with a pin. That pin must have broken off.. I was able to temporarily attach a nail to make it work, and will look for the right size stainless pin or bolt.