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Re: Choosing a small sailboat
I am seeking your help with narrowing down a few choices of boat. For background, this would be my first sailboat purchase. It will primarily be used on inland lakes and trailered around 10 miles or less most of the time. It will be kept out of the water primarily (i.e. not docked or moored) at most extreme, someday apostle islands but unlikely b/c would probably charter. I learned to sail on a Rhodes 22, which has been the majority of my hours.
1986 seaward slipper 17' - good condition. Sloop rigged. Most of what I have read seems good, but I can't find much info on this particular boat.Hoping some of you have real world experience.
1977 american 22' - good condition. Downside is it is a little heavier and older.
197? Catalina 22' - there are a few of these in varying conditions, but seem the most ubiquitous for parts, questions, etc.
198? Com-PAC 16' - good condition. I have read mixed reviews.
I think it is between the compac and the seaward, and i am leaning towards the seaward slipper. These are all about the same price, btw. Thanks for your input.
i've heard good things about the Com-Pac 16. if you find a holiday20, i can personally vouch for them. they are awesome. they are a 'small boat' that handles like a cruiser.
wow. that was short for a which boat to buy thread. i should have read beyond the original post before i replied.
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1971 Cal 27
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Last edited by captain jack; 01-08-2014 at 10:44 PM.