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Re: Old Tanzer 22 for ocean sailing ?

Very stout boats -- roughly 3000# IIRC, half of that ballast. Yet surprisingly quick, & able to punch thru short chop like few boat its size. Funny-looking kid, but then Tanzer always had an unusual design sense. It's about as rugged a coastal boat as you'll find in that size. Tho if you could snag a Wilderness 21, that's even better. Not many of those on the East Coast.

ETA: The 'lakes' the T22 was designed for are the Great Lakes, which can throw up conditions that make Buzzard's look like a millpond. Johann Tanzer relates taking the prototype T22 out for testing, which consisted of he and his sons trying to capsize or break the boat. They stuck the mast in the water repeatedly without harm.

Couple links:

Buccaneer18, Grainnia
SJ21, Diarmuid
Albin Ballad 30, Fionn

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