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Old 04-26-2002
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Recommendations on a 22 - 26 ft weekender?

Born and raised in New England and done some sailing on and like the Odays and Pearsons. Currently own a Wathins 23. Not as fast as the Odays or Pearsons, but built like a tank, and tend to be a bit roomier for their size with nice appointments below. Also swing keel for getting in close to shore and easy trailering. The Watkins 25s and 27s offer a lot of room. Boat really comes into it''s own in moderate to strong winds. Designed and built to be a coastal cruiser and not a combo racer/cruiser or cruiser/racer. See if you can get invited for a test sail on some Pearsons, Odays, Watkins, etc. Not as hard as it sounds, as active owners are always happy to show off their boats. You''d want to test drive a car before you buy it!
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