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Trailerable boat vs. Catalina 30

I am a relatively new sailor contemplating the purchase of my first sailboat.

My first choice, that I fell in love with the first time I saw it, is a Catalina 30. I''d like some advice on how to best rig one for singlehanding (I am a 5''5", 120 pound female).

My second choice (only thought of due to the current drought in Georgia and unprecedented low water levels in Lake Lanier) is a smaller, trailerable boat that I can haul around to different areas.

I''ve done lots of reading and research on the Catalina 30, but know nothing about the smaller boats.

Does anyone have any recommendations? I''d like to be able to eat/sleep on the boat, and know that with a smaller boat it will be like "camping on the water" so to speak, with basic accomodations.

I''ll be doing mostly lake sailing for the next few years, then want to do the Intracoastal waterway, the Florida Keys, maybe the Caribbean.

I do realize that if I buy a small boat now that I will most likely have to upgrade in size before embarking on adventures outside of the lake.

Any insight will be appreciated.


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